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Completed Project: Snæfellsnes Jumper

About a year ago I went to visit a friend in Iceland and ever since I came back I’ve been slightly obsessed with the idea of knitting myself an Icelandic jumper similar to those I came across in Reykjavik yarn shops. Being from Basque Country – where the need for heavy knitwear is pretty limited – Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – April 2017

Our monthly review of our favourites patterns from Ravelry – for this Round Up we looked into textured knits which always look so good in plain and semi-solid colours! With its loose fit, eye let motif and 3/4 lenght dolman sleeves, Sparkle Up by Dieuwke van Mulligen would be a great jumper to wear over the spring and summer seasons. The Read the full article…

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…