Sunday, 28 July 2019

2019 Pittenweem Arts Festival

Box Office, 47 High Street, just down the street from us!

The Pittenweem Arts Festival is an annual visual arts event in places and spaces around the village. You can read more about the festival on their website, including the parking restrictions.

The 2019 festival runs from Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th August.  

As usual the shop is EVERYDAY during the Arts Festival.  10am to 5pm.  

The shop is well stocked with all your favourites and a brand new hand dyed yarn from Colliston Yarns.

We've got lots of colour...

Jawoll Twin Socks, knitting doll and Opal mini balls
Self striping Colour Lab and kid friendly needles, Zauber Flower

As well as some muted shades too!


Lots of garments and accessories too...

Capo, Elspeth
Alpaca Blend, Felix

Mohair Cowl, Heartwarmer Cowl
Twixtmas, Copenhagen Calling

Sea and Shore, this years Community Craft Project, is at Venue 93, Coastline Community Church.  

There are lots of beautiful handmade items inspired by this year's theme.  These items will be sold on behalf of two charities  - Parkinsons UK and the Fisheries Museum for The Reaper Restoration.

This is the 11th anniversary of the project, which has raised over £20,000 for charities.  You can read more about it here!

Remember!  The Woolly Brew is open EVERYDAY, 10am - 5pm, Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th August.

Hope to see you soon!

West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep 4ply in the shop


A new addition to our easycare collection - West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep 4ply.

A blend of Falkland wool and nylon this is a soft, lightweight and machine washable yarn.  We have all 11 shades, 4 of which have a subtle printed pattern for a fake fair isle effect.

The pattern book features 10 designs...  dresses, jumpers, cardigans, hat and blanket.  For ages up to 18 months.  This book also includes several patterns for premature and newborn babies too.

Mohair Cowl - reboot

A quick and simple project using one ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze.

Knitted on a circular needle this cowl is all knit stitch with some easy yarn overs for holes on purpose.

A good next project for a beginner (laceweight on thick 6mm needles can feel unwieldy) this makes a very lightweight fluffy cowl in luxury fibres (mohair and silk).

This is a free shop pattern, repurposed from Karen's Capelet design from ye olde days.

Rowan Kidsilk Mohair in the shop...

Lang Jawoll Twin Sock Yarn... with a twist

Cindy's socks - on loan, in the shop

Another new 4ply gradient yarn this one is great for socks (75% wool, 25% nylon).

To mix it up abit... the ball was split into two and 5 rounds were knitted from each... forcing the yarn to stripe in a different way!

We've shown this technique before here and here.  But with self striping yarns, sometimes the stripes merge, as colours meet their match.  With Lang Jawoll Twin gradient, this will not happen!

New shop sample... Midwinter Neckwarmer

Midwinter Neckwarmer is a close fitting cowl.  We've made ours in Fiber Co. Cumbria Fingering, a beautiful 4ply blend of masham, merino and mohair.

The pattern is available to buy on Ravelry and in the shop through Ravelry in-store sales.

The designer Runningyarn also has a matching hat and other stunning colourwork designs...

This is a good next step colourwork project.  It uses two colours throughout and most of the pattern is made up of small simple shapes.  The middle section, requires more attention (and has longer floats, so you have to be careful with your tension).  The amount of colourwork could be daunting for a beginner and the designer also asks for a tubular cast on and cast off (which are more involved than the bog-standard cast on and off!) but other than that is quite straightforward for a beginner strander.

the backside