Tuesday, 3 December 2019

NEW book - Mason Dixon Knitting Field Guide



New in the shop - a field guide from Mason Dixon knitting - a masterclass with Kaffe Fassett using Rowan Felted Tweed!

The blurb... "Think of this Field Guide as a master class with Kaffe, a chance to play and learn, have fun, and surprise yourself. Although some of the designs may look complicated to you at first glance, they are all based on the basic stripe, either solid or stranded. And they all use the same yarn—our beloved Rowan Felted Tweed. Once you figure out your gauge and needle size, you’re set for multiple projects, and you will even have yarn left over from one project that you can then put to use in another."

Check out the patterns and explosion of colour on Ravelry.  Buy the book and yarn in the shop!

New Opal 4ply - with sparkle!




Along with Fairytale, we have a second new collection from Opal - the sparkly Magic Sky.

Limited edition as usual!

New Opal 4ply - Fairytale!



Ending 2019 with two new Opal 4ply collections!

First up - Fairytale in the classic wool/nylon blend.

One 100g ball has lots of possibilities...
1 pair of socks, or 
2 pairs of short socks, or 
1 long or 2 short cowls. 
You could make 2 hats, or 
at least 2 pairs of small hand warmers, or 
several small gift bags or 
20 small bunting flags!   
100g will also give you a decent length of scarf/shawl or 
a jumper/cardigan for a baby (check out our work-in-progress Flax Light in Opal Hundertwassers)

Like most of the Opal sock yarn collections, this is limited in supply.  Once it is gone... it is gone.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Festive Opening Times in 2019

Our opening times this festive season!

With Christmas falling on a Wednesday, the shop will be open the Sunday before and the Sunday after!  Extra time to get your gifts and projects in order (or to escape any festive drama)

You can see final posting dates on Royal Mail website, but in summary (for UK) Wednesday 18th December for 2nd Class and  Friday 20th for 1st Class.

New luxurious yarns...



Don't worry, your screen hasn't lost colour!  This is a new range of yarns from Chester Wool.  These yarns are undyed, the shading comes from the natural fibres.

From left to right we have three 4plys:-
50% Silk and 50% Yak
60% Merino, 20% Yak and 20% Silk
70% Light Grey Alpaca, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere

and two laceweights:-
100% Mulberry Silk
100% Superwash Merino Singles

These are gorgeous as they are - natural shades and sheen - but you can dye them too!

We also have 2 new pattern books, from Chester Wool, featuring 4ply and laceweight patterns for wraps, shawls and scarves...