Wish You Were Here? mini skeins, project bag and stitch markers

£35.00

  • Kit containing mini skeins, project bag and stitch markers
  • 40% British BFL, 20% Wensleydale, 20% alpaca, 20% nylon 4ply yarn
  • approximately 480m / 120g per set of 12 mini skeins
  • hand dyed in our Yorkshire studio
  • cotton drawstring bag with beach hut design
  • six stitch markers in a tin

2 in stock

Holidays this year look tricky. Flights look risky. Accommodation in the UK is either booked solid until 2022 or looks so unappealing that you can see why no one has booked it. So it's possible that you'll be worrying about taking your knitting needles on a plane this year, but it's more likely you'll be staycationing.

With that in mind we've put together a kit to make holiday knitting (or crochet) as easy as possible, even if you're venturing no further than a sunny spot in the garden (that's our plan). So while we wish we were beside the sea that isn't going to be happening for a while.

Our original plan was to offer these kits with a BFL nylon sock yarn (and those are available too). When Bobbie created the beach hut design it went so beautifully with our watercolour miniskeins that we've added them as an alternative.

Start with a bundle of 12 minis skeins dyed in our Britsock base. These blues suggest the perfect day at the beach.  We've added a drawstring project bag embroidered with the beach hut of our dreams. Wouldn't that be a lovely space to sit and play with yarn? Finally there's a tin with 6 stitch markers in colours which reflect the sea, sky and pebbles.

We've picked this yarn as it would work equally well for socks or a small shawl.

Bought individually the yarn, markers and bag would cost £44.40, and you can save £9.40 by buying them as a kit.

 

Yarn

Hand dyed 4ply Britsock

40% British Blue Faced Leicester, 20% British Wensleydale, 20% British Alpaca and 20% nylon.

Both wools and the alpaca are sourced from UK flocks and processed in the UK. Custom spun for us in Devon.

Approximately 120g / 480m in total per set.

Each set contains twelve 10 gram skeins, each with approximately 40m of yarn.

This yarn has not been super wash treated.Hand wash only.

Recommended for socks.

Batch 19A

Bag

Our designs are embroidered by us onto bags made from 100% Fairtrade Certified and GOTS Organic Cotton.

Each bag is 300mm by 250mm / 12in x 10in and will comfortably hold a couple of skeins of yarn. The bags can be stored flat or rolled for storage. The bags fasten with a drawstring and are finished with a laser cut bamboo tag.

We embroider with Madeira viscose thread - their UK distributor is a few miles away. Our bags come from a Sheffield company who manufacture in India using organic Indian grown cotton.

Your bag can be machine washed at up to 30 degrees C

Organic
GOTS Organic cotton is grown without pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers. An organic cotton bag has been grown in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Our entire supply chain has to adhere to a stringent set of requirements from the harvesting of the cotton, to environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing through to our printing and operating processes.

Fairtrade
This product is made from Fairtrade Certified Cotton and carries the Fairtrade Cotton Mark. For a cotton bag to carry the Fairtrade certification mark, the cotton farmers must meet Fairtrade Standards. From the growing and processing of the cotton to the manufacturing of the bag, all areas have to be compliant to meet the Fairtrade Standard for cotton.

Stitch Markers

A set of 6 jesmonite stitch markers made with stainless steel jump rings.

Each set is supplied in a screw top aluminium tin.

Suitable for needles up to 6mm.

The jesmonite part of each marker is  18mm across and 3mm deep - as each marker is individually made this is an indication only and the pattern on each marker will be unique.

Tin measures 40mm diameter and 18mm deep.