Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Super Chunky Cable Scarf

A quick scarf in a new shade of Melange BIG, a super chunky from Rico.

The pattern is free from Rowan and we've used two balls to make the cowl... although we didn't join the ends so we've got a super chunky scarf instead.

A quick statement knit and a good first cable project!

Lettlopi - new collection in the shop!

Icelandic wool in an aran/worsted weight, 100m/50g/£4

Our new collection of Lettlopi has arrived!

We've got 17 shades in the shop and this time we've got the blues too.

Check out our Ravelry bundle for some inspiration...

...and remember we have a gorgeous Strokkur sweater in the shop!

Thank you Anne!

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Strange Brew by Tin Can Knits in the shop!

the blurb...

"Take a trip outside your knitting comfort zone! Join us on a journey through colourwork yoke sweaters and a family road trip around Iceland! At the centre of this collection is a ‘design-your-own’ yoke sweater recipe, which will guide you as you create your own colourwork masterpiece.

The collection also contains 8 sweater designs and 4 accessories too! Pull out those needles dive into your stash, we’re convinced you’re going to be knitting yokes for days! These delicious and fun knits are sized for the whole family, from baby through both women’s 4XL and include men-specific sizing too."

See the patterns on ravelry here and check out Tin Can Knits blog for LOTS of help re colourwork and other techniques.

And check out their back catalogue in the shop...

New Opal 6ply in the shop - a thicker sock yarn!

Little Secrets is this year's 6ply sock yarn from Opal... perfect for a thicker (and quicker to knit) socks and accessories.

1 big 150g ball will make one pair of adult socks!

New Opal 4ply shade collection in the shop!

Our newest 4ply collection has arrived - Opal Schafpate 10
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!

As usual 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. Ideas for your odd bits can be found here on Pinterest. Or how about mixing it up with our solid colour Socks Yeah 4ply.