Sandnes Garn, Alpakka Ull, Worsted, Alpaca, Wool, Norway, Aran

Inspirations from Norway

Ever since we received them we’ve been loving our beautiful Sandnes Garn Alpakka, Merinoull and Alpakka Ull. An icon of the Norwegian wool industry, Sandnes Garn are renowned for their high quality yet affordable yarns and their elegant pattern designs. Less known in the UK they recently gain prominence through their collaboration with established designers like PetiteKnit. Here follows our top fun Read the full article…

Knitting Needls, Beginner Tips, Tools, ChiaoGoo, Hiya Hiya

YAK Beginner Guide to: Needles

Interchangeables, circulars, DPNs, straights, bamboo, steel: there are so many options when it comes to needles and as a beginner it can be overwhelming. Although finding the right needles is mostly a matter of personal preference there are definitely key characteristics to think about when getting a new pair. 1. Straight Needles. The traditional needles Read the full article…

Pattern Round Up, June 2020

Pattern Round Up – June 2020

Our monthly round-up of our favourite Ravelry releases! (c) Sari Norland Sari Nordlund has designed a quintessentially Monica Geller top that will delight the fans of the show. First spotted in the episode The One With The Ick Factor, short sleeves pullovers became a staple of Monica’s wardrobe during the show first season. Keep it light and cool Read the full article…

YAK reopening, lockdown, covid-19

We Are Reopening!

We can’t wait to welcome you back to our shop in Brighton but firstly, we would like to say a huge thank you for supporting us through the last few months. We may not be an essential shop but you have made us feel very needed, whether that was through making an order or sending Read the full article…

Pattern Round UP May 2020

Pattern Round Up: May 2020

Although May was particularly glorious, thanks to the lockdown this hasn’t stopped us knitting away day in, day out. In this month’s round up you’ll find a variety of light garments and accessories as well as one unseasonal -but very pretty – stranded jumper. © Kate Davies Yorlin by Kate Davies is cute 4ply cardigan Read the full article…