The launch of Operation : Social Justice Warrior (OSJW) is less than 24 hours away.

As the lovely Angie of Gamer Crafting tweeted earlier

#OperationSJW launches tomorrow! I know many of us are scared, but the charities all these small yarn businesses are fundraising for are going to need us more than ever”

We’re raising funds for Stonewall.

So – the yarns.

First up is Rainbows and Dark Days dyed onto our much loved Britsock base.

Rainbows and Dark Days on Britsock

Then the same colourway plus a neon version on our new Moonbroch base.

Rainbows and Dark Days on Moonbroch

Neon Rainbows and Dark Days on Moonbroch

If you’re not 100% sure how you’d use a fluffy laceweight yarn I’ve knitted up a couple of samples.

On The Edge Shawl

Close up of On The Edge Shawl

Cast off in Picot is one of my favourite things

The shawl was worked with a stand of Moonbroch and a strand of 4ply BFL, silk and alpaca help together. I used 6.5mm needles and followed the pattern as written for 4ply yarn. This pattern appears in Knit The Rainbow

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My second sample also used a skein of Moonbroch and a skein of BFL, silk and alpaca.

After The Rain Brioche Cowl

Close Up.

I didn’t make any changes to needle size for this – and there’s very little difference to the finished size. I suspect that difference would block out, but I haven’t done that yet. This pattern is in Knit The Rainbow and the Moonbroch is used instead of mini skeins.

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A quick work about how we’re managing dyeing for OSJW – we’d like to make sure that we get orders turned round quickly. If there’s disruption to the postal service because of COVID-19 we don’t want sack loads of parcels caught up in it. So the only yarn we’ll take preorders for is the Britsock because we have a stock of the base yarn in the workshop. Once we have more stock of the Moonbroch base we’ll reassess and may dye more. We won’t be dyeing more of the self striping before the end of the month.

The update with everything in it goes live at 1200 UK time on Sunday 15th March.

To make it easy to find things we’ll list everything in the NEW section of the website – if you’re browsing before then you won’t see the OSJW yarns.