Monday, 18 February 2019

Bousta Beanie

Knitted by Sue, pattern on Ravelry and yarn in the shop!

Bousta Beanie was designed by Gudrun Johnston for Shetland Wool Week 2017.

It's a great hat pattern for first time stranders and uses just 3 colours of Jamieson's Spindrift (we have over 70 shades in stock!)

If you're new to stranded colourwork, check out these tips from Andrea Rangel and Brown Sheep and Tin Can Knits.

Horizons - patterns for Rowan Summerlite yarns

you can see all the patterns on Ravelry

Horizons features 15 designs using Rowan Summerlite Cotton DK and 4ply.

We've got over 12 shades in each yarn weight in the shop and these other Rowan books too...

and a shop sample

Rowan Magazine 65 in the shop

Magazine 65 features over 40 designs across 3 design stories using spring summer yarns, like Summerlite DK and 4ply cottons and Fine Lace.

You can see all the patterns on Ravelry or pop into the shop!

Thursday, 7 February 2019

New shop sample - Twixtmas Cowl


A cowl in our newest cotton - Crazy Zauberball Cotton DK.

Pattern is by Louise Tilbrook and it's called Twixtmas - in honour of the period between Christmas and New Year.

It's a soothing knit - it uses slip stitches and is knitted on relatively thick needles so it feels weighty in your hands.

The Crazy Zauberball is a soft cotton with exciting colour changes and combos.

The pattern would work well with any DK, if you prefer something woollier!

Yarn and pattern (through Ravelry) available in the shop!

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Sea & Shore

This years Pittenweem Arts Festival Craft project is inspired by the sea and shore!

Think seascapes, sandcastles, beach huts, bunting, seashells, boats, sea life, mermaids, waves...

The first get together is in the shop on Wednesday 13th February from 1:30pm.  Anne-Marijke will be here with ideas and a box of stash.  Feel free to pop in and find out more about the project!

This is the 11th year of the Community Craft project. This vibrant community project inspires both local residents and visitors to make a wide range of items, sometimes learning new techniques! It creates a wonderful display of handicraft skills and it raises funds for many diverse causes. In the past 10 years it has donated over £20,000 to local and national charities.

It's not just knitted, but crocheted and sewn items too!

You can read more about this annual fundraiser here.

Check out our own Pinterest board of Ravelry pattern here.