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Yarndale 2022 Bundles

Yarndale 2022 Bundles

I've been busy putting together Yarndale 2022 bundles. Yarndale takes place at Skipton Auction Mart on the 24th and 25th of September. I moved to North Yorkshire a few weeks before the first...

Knitting With Tweed Yarn

Knitting With Tweed Yarn

Over the last few weeks I've been knitting with tweed yarn - and it's fair to say I'm smitten. Our tweed yarn is a 100% British Bluefaced Leicester wool with dark flecks of tweed though it. They add...

New Self Striping Sock Yarns

New Self Striping Sock Yarns

There are three new self striping colourways in the shop this week. Self striping sock yarns are great fun - maximum colour pleasure for minimum effort. I'm sure they knit up faster too, because...

What is Stripey Stripes Yarn?

What is Stripey Stripes Yarn?

Stripey Stripes are what we call the short lengths of our self striping sock yarns. So when you use them to knit a stripe in socks or mitts your stripe will have stripes. Stripey stripes. Straight...

New Yarn in the online shop

New Yarn in the online shop

There's lots of new yarn in the shop this week including a couple of new to us bases . Let's start with them. Our new tweed base is available in both 4ply and DK. The the yarn is 100% British BFL...

New Self Striping Sock Yarns Online Now

New Self Striping Sock Yarns Online Now

This week's shop update is about self striping sock yarn. I'm a huge fan of yarns where the colours stripe as you knit socks and mitts. They're great fun to work with and they're perfect for...

Skint Skeins – the yarns on offer

Skint Skeins – the yarns on offer

I'd like to say a huge thanks to Laxtons for sending us the yarns which make up this batch of skint skeins. What's a skint skein? It's yarn that's available free to anyone who can't afford to buy...

Shop Update 26.01.22 – Mini Skeins and More

Shop Update 26.01.22 – Mini Skeins and More

This week's shop update is a real mix of lots of colour and lots of neutrals. Let's start with the colour. Our rainbow mini skein sets are always popular - and now we've added them in our BFL nylon...

What Colour Is Hope?

What Colour Is Hope?

I suspect that if I dyed yarns based on my mood there would have been a LOT of angry reds recently. It feels like the Tory government seems to delight in setting new lows - almost like they can't...