Thursday, 29 November 2018

Nightshift wrap in the shop!



New shop sample in West Yorkshire Spinners Croft yarn.

This aran thickness yarn comes in Tweed (multi coloured tweedy effect) and Colours (a solid colour).

It's 100% shetland wool. You can see the shades here and here!

The pattern is Nightshift by Andrea Mowry and you can buy it on Ravelry (and in the shop through Ravelry).

It's a large triangle shaped shawl - given the heavyweight yarn and the slip stitch effect this is a chunky shawl but with lots of drape.

You can see our notes on our Ravelry project page - including yarn usage and colour combos.  The pattern is a great stash buster and Andrea provides a 'recipe' for you to make up your own colour combos.


Alpaca Classic Shawl



This stunning shawl is knitted in the new Rowan Alpaca Classic, a lightweight blend of Alpaca and Cotton.  You can see the shades we have here plus turquoise and the bright pink used in the shawl.

It's a free pattern, available in the shop.  It's based on our laceweight and DK shawl and has a long shallow crescent shape - scarf like!



It's incredibly lightweight and floaty and versatile...








Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Super Chunky Cable Scarf


A quick scarf in a new shade of Melange BIG, a super chunky from Rico.

The pattern is free from Rowan and we've used two balls to make the cowl... although we didn't join the ends so we've got a super chunky scarf instead.

A quick statement knit and a good first cable project!

Lettlopi - new collection in the shop!

Icelandic wool in an aran/worsted weight, 100m/50g/£4

Our new collection of Lettlopi has arrived!

We've got 17 shades in the shop and this time we've got the blues too.

Check out our Ravelry bundle for some inspiration...

...and remember we have a gorgeous Strokkur sweater in the shop!

Thank you Anne!


Sunday, 4 November 2018

Strange Brew by Tin Can Knits in the shop!


the blurb...

"Take a trip outside your knitting comfort zone! Join us on a journey through colourwork yoke sweaters and a family road trip around Iceland! At the centre of this collection is a ‘design-your-own’ yoke sweater recipe, which will guide you as you create your own colourwork masterpiece.

The collection also contains 8 sweater designs and 4 accessories too! Pull out those needles dive into your stash, we’re convinced you’re going to be knitting yokes for days! These delicious and fun knits are sized for the whole family, from baby through both women’s 4XL and include men-specific sizing too."

See the patterns on ravelry here and check out Tin Can Knits blog for LOTS of help re colourwork and other techniques.

And check out their back catalogue in the shop...