Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Works in Progress

I often get asked, "What are you working on?"  And the answer is never short.

I sometimes share my projects on Instagram, and this weekend I shared them all... all eleven of them...

(I'm sure there are others, that have migrated to an upstairs cupboard, but these are the most current WIPs)

Top row - will all be new shop samples.
Mid row
  • New shop sample using Rowan Baby Cashsoft merino - a version of Garter Squish blanket.  I've done several of these stashbuster blankets (we have one in the shop), but this one is a single strand of of Rowan Baby Cashsoft and will hopefully be a baby size.
  • A simple cuff down sock in Crazy Zauberball.  This sock is inspired by this pattern and I'm using the free simple sock pattern we have in the shop.  I've split the ball of yarn into two and knitted the leg using 5 rows from each ball, then knitted the foot from one ball.
  • New shop sample, Ambrose - this sock is a Mystery Knit Along from Rachel Coopey. The knit along has ended... I'm still on clue one of four... I'm using Socks Yeah 4ply for a super crisp stitch definition.
Bottom row
  • New shop sample - Midwinter neckwarmer by Runningyarn.  I'm using one of my favourite yarns - Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering.
  • Another new garment for the shop using Stylecraft Chunky.  This was nearly finished! But I wasn't happy with the neckline... so it's back to an unfinished state.
  • These are my projects in yarns I don't have in the shop! Chunky socks in Raggsocksgarn (from Midwinter Yarns), a Merry Berry hat in Brooklyn Tweed Loft and a simple laceweight shawl in Old Maiden Aunt Shetland 2ply

Rowan Kidsilk Haze in the shop

Our new mohair silk blend is the classic Rowan Kidsilk Haze.

We've started with 9 shades.

Given the recent trend in yarn pairings - for texture and colour - We've tried to pick shades that will work with our current collections of Fyberspates Gleem Lace, Rowan Fine Lace and Vivacious 4ply.

As always, we'll add new shades regularly too!

Monday, 24 June 2019

new shop sample - Capo

Capo is an armholed poncho... so the easy-wear of a poncho, but you can use your hands easily!

The pattern is by Elizabeth Smith, and available to buy in the shop (through Ravelry pattern sales).

We used West Yorkshire Spinners Re:treat to knit ours.  There are 11 shades now in the shop - including this marled blue and grey one.

If you like simple shapes and seamless knitting, I'd highly recommend checking out Elizabeth Smith's patterns.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Pom Pom Summer 2019 issue in the shop

Summer Time Pom Pom

Latest issue in the shop!  You can see the patterns on Ravelry... and browse the whole book in the shop!

West Yorkshire Spinners Signature Sock yarn

Winwick Mum shades in the shop!

Classic wool/nylon mix, this 4ply sock yarn comes in 100g balls. 

1 ball makes 1 pair of socks, or 2 pairs of short socks, 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 for a baby.

Or how about mixing it up with our other sock yarns including Opal and Socks Yeah 4ply