Wednesday, 6 March 2019

My Mama Knits trunk show!


Our first trunk show of 2019 is the return of My Mama Knits on Saturday 27th April!

Based in the Borders, Sunshine has an amazing collection of hand dyed yarns - beautiful and surprising colour combos and dye effects.  She sells through her own website and you can find her on Instagram and Facebook too!

If you want to meet the maker and buy in person visit The Woolly Brew on Saturday 27th April.

Friday, 1 March 2019

New Opal collection in the shop - Ice Cream

Our first new  Opal 4ply for 2019 is Ice Cream

A stripey effect, with broad shades bordered by narrower darker stripes.

As usual it comes in 100g balls (you only need 1 ball for a pair of socks).

The classic 75% wool with 25% nylon mix - warm and hard wearing and they hold their sock shape! 

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 solid colour Socks Yeah 4ply.

Opal shades are limited editions.  That means once we sell out we are usually unable to get more!  We still have some balls from recent collections.  Including Monet and Butterfly.

New Pom Pom issue in the shop!

Pattern preview on Ravelry. Magazine in the shop!

Remember Pom Pom magazines  have a limited print run, although you can get digital copies at the Pom Pom website... the magazines are lovely and tactile and well worth the shelf space!

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