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Pattern Round Up – March 2018

At this time of year we often find ourselves with more 4ply yarn than you can shake a stick at. So we have dedicated this months pattern round up to 4ply / fingering weight!  Bolan by Leila Raabe is a gorgeous light tee with lovely sleeve lacey detail. With an interesting construction and a easy Read the full article…

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Thank you EYF18!

We have caught our breath after Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and are reflecting on how much of an amazing time we had whilst looking forward to our long weekend.  So firstly, thank you so much to everyone who came to our stand, the amount of customers who showed love for our brick and mortar shop in Read the full article…

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Who do we want to see at Edinburgh Yarn Festival?

Whilst we are very excited to be bringing you our selection of goodies to EYF, there are so many vendors we cant wait to visit too! (check out our EYF 2018 blog if you missed it!) They are probably some of yours as well… Skein Queen is one of the hand dyers we have in our shop in Read the full article…

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South Downs Magic; In Conversation with Louise Spong of South Downs Yarn & Imogen Di Sapia of Bright Moon Weaving Studio

Following on from our post last week introducing Imogen Di Sapia’s new exhibition and pop up event here at YAK I am thrilled to publish this conversation between Imgoen and Louise. They talk in depth about the wonderful Southdown fleece and Louise gives us a fantastic insight into the journey she took to produce South Downs Yarn, her Read the full article…

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Around the Web – January 2018

For our first Around the Web of the year we thought we would share with you encouraging, light hearted and useful blogs and news stories to kick the new year’s internet findings.  Firstly we found these incredible works of art on The Guardians website. Local Brighton photographer Joseph Ford has teamed up with Brighton based knitter Read the full article…

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Knitting School – Winter Term

Want to start the New Year off by learning a new skill or being given the tools to master an ancient art? We have just released our class schedule for this Winter term.  These are last years graduates having just completed (or almost 😉 ) their Jumper Along! The jumper along class spans over 10 Read the full article…

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Completed Project | Smitten Kitten Mittens

Pattern: MissyC by JennyPenny.Yarn: Jamieson & Smith, 2ply Jumper Weight    54 Charcoal Grey, 1A Off White I always find gift knitting a challenge. It’s never challenging to find patterns, or choosing yarn. The challenge is in the giving away. It’s the year of 30th birthdays amongst my school friends, meaning a year of parties and general confusion as Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – October 2017

Our Pattern Round Up of October releases. This month as we finally hit a cold snap we have got lots of patterns to share with you for inspirational winter knitting (and crochet!).  Bendigo Hat by Jessica Gore looks to be the prefect winter hat, relatively simple with some fun texture and pattern this hat uses Read the full article…

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Around The Web – October 2017

Our monthly selection from the best bits around the web.  Over the last few years, Karen Templar of Fringe Association and Proprietor of Fringe Supply, has been celebrating Slow Fashion October. We wanted to share with you Karen’s blog. Her pieces are written so thoughtfully and conscientiously. Slow fashion is important to us here at YAK, both the Read the full article…

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A history in Christmas Jumpers

For the first time this year we are hosting a Christmas Jumper Along, starting this weekend, with Suzanne Stallard our wonderful teacher. There will be 4 sessions in which you will be assisted in choosing a project, encouraged and helped with your knitted item. Please note, your jumper/cardigan does not have to be Christmas themed Read the full article…