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Know Your Sheep, Wensleydale

Know Your Sheep – Wensleydale Sheep

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course the fleece it is made from. Fleece – or wool – varies from one breed of sheep to another, carrying specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about the Read the full article…

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Around the Web – April 2017

Thanks to global warming, for the past few days temperatures in Southern England have been unusually hot. When we should be drowning under the heavy downpours of April, we’re instead  sunbathing down the beach. Although it is pretty worrying, we have to admit it’s also been really pleasant to be able to enjoy long days outdoors. It also feels we Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – March 2017

To keep ourselves in the Spring  mood set up by our last Round Up, this month we’ll continue introducing more light knits made with lovely summer fibers,  enjoy! The Flycatchers Socks by Virginia Sattler-Reimer caught our attention for their unusual lace and cable motifs on the top of the feet. The lace would have the advantage to make the socks Read the full article…

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Mending: How To Make Your Knits Last

We’re all familiar with that little sense of disappointment that came with finding  a hole in a very much loved piece of knitwear. Fortunately there are many solutions to this common problem, and depending on the size and location of the hole, you’ll find some mending techniques more suitable than others. Many bloggers and designers have Read the full article…

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In Their Queue – Bristol Ivy

Here is a little tip for you. In the rare moment you run out of inspiration and do not know what to knit next, have a look in the Ravelry queue of one of your favourite designers. There’s a good chance that if you like their patterns you’ll also like where they get their inspiration from. Read the full article…

Dove, 100% Jacob DK, Kim Hargreaves, Rowan Pattern

Yarn in Review – Jacobs DK

Three weeks ago we introduced you to this wonderful breed of sheep that is Jacob.  Jacobs can be commonly seen grazing all over the country and is usually a good breed to look for when you want to buy a yarn made from 100% British wool. Spun in Yorkshire, the West Yorkshire Spinners – 100% Jacob DK is one of Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – February 2017

In little more than two weeks, we’ll joyfully celebrate the advent of Spring, the return of sunlight and blooming nature. So for this Round Up we selected light cardigans, jumpers and accessories that will perfectly suit those warmer months of the mid-season. Two of our favourite publications were also released this February: Pom Pom Quarterly – Spring Read the full article…

Know Your Sheep, Jacobs

Know Your Sheep – The Jacob Sheep

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course the fleece it is made from. Fleece – or wool – varies from one breed of sheep to another, carrying specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about the Read the full article…

Heart on My Sleeve, Tin Can Knits

Tin Can Knits – Heart On My Sleeve: Knit With Care

On Tuesday Tin Can Knits released Heart On My Sleeve: Knit With Care, a book of patterns designed in collaboration with Shannon Cook, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy, Tanis Lavallee, Joji Locatelli, Jane Richmond, and Ysolda Teague, to fund raise money on the behalf of the Against Malaria Fund. It includes 8 sweater patterns, all sized from newborn to adult 4XL, Read the full article…