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Know your sheep – The Rambouillet

As we welcome our latest yarn; Vale by Brooklyn Tweed we are taking a closer look into the breed of sheep that it is made from. Brooklyn Tweed, the yarn aficionado’s pride themselves in using American wool as well as it being manufactured in America. Rambouillet also known as the Spanish Merino is the fleece chosen for Read the full article…

Skein Queen Blog Post

A Chat with Skein Queen

We are super excited to have Skein Queen at YAK!We have two ranges, Crush is a hardy sock yarn using Superwash Merino Wool and Nylon. The yarn is super soft and given a high twist to add to its durability. Crush comes in a wide range of colours. A pair of socks suited to everyone in these punchy and Read the full article…

ringe Supply Co., Porter Bin, Project Bag

Fringe Supply Co. – The Porter Bin

It’s been weeks – nay, months – we’ve been drooling over the latest project bag by the Fringe Supply Co.; the Porter Bin Project Bag. With all the beautiful photos posted by Karen Templer on social media, it’s been a real tease to wait until we received our last order from the Fringe Supply Co. to be finally able Read the full article…

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Book Review: Tin Can Knits – Mad Colour

Last week we’ve received a shed load of books to be added to our existing selection of knitting and crochet publications. These cover a wide range of topics and techniques, and knitters of all levels should find something suitable to their own experience.   At the moment most of these books are solely available in store but many of them Read the full article…

WATG, Crazy Sexy Wool, The Big Hat, Sheep and Stitch

Completed Project: The Big Hat

We know many of you will be happy to hear that we finally filled up our stocks with some Crazy Sexy Wool by Wool and the Gang. With its yardage of 81 meter per 200 gr and an average gauge of 8 stitches per 10 cm, the Crazy Sexy Wool definitely falls into the category of Read the full article…

De Rerum Natura, Lagon, Ciel, Nuit, Plume, Foret, Fuasain, Gilliat, Ulysse, Cyrano

Winter Blues – De Rerum Natura

Only few weeks after releasing their lovely powdery pink Quartz, De Rerum Natura has added 6 more colours to the Ulysse, Gilliat and Cyrano ranges. Four shades of blue (Ciel, Lagon, Plume, Nuit), one charcoal (Fusain) and one dark olive green (Foret). Needless to say, all are absolutely stunning, as usual. As soon as we opened the parcels and got to see the new Read the full article…

Socks

Socks: What’s New?

  Hello knitting lovers, Like Whiskey aficionados fighting over their preferences between the Irish spirit vs. its Scottish little brother, knitters have their own battle ground over their techniques of predilection. Especially when it comes to sock knitting. Some of us are devoted defenders of the traditional double pointed needles, while some others feel more Read the full article…

Summer Knitting

Summer Knitting

Summer is coming! To celebrate the return of the warm and sunny weather, today we are going to look at yarns and patterns that will hopefully inspire you to create lovely spring and summer projects. We’ve just uploaded some fab new yarns we can’t wait to show you. Our most recent addition is a DK Read the full article…