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All things linen, Kalinka, Karin Oberg, 4ply, fingering, linen, summer knitting

All Things Linen

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course its fibre composition. Each fibre carries specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about those different characteristic is a good way to understand what to look for when buying yarn for Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – May 2017

It’s already the 1st of June and the least we can say is that the month of May has been super busy in Brighton! Between Yarn Shop Day, the hustle and bustle of the Fringe and Brighton festival, and the arrival of several new yarns in the shop, time has flown incredibly fast without us even Read the full article…

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Pom Pom 5th Anniversary

Pom Pom Quarterly is born from the initiative of Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck, who wished to create a magazine that would celebrate knitting, crochet and crafts in a contemporary and meaningful way.  To do so they elaborated on a simple formula; a mix of beautiful patterns, stylish photo shoots, thoughtful articles and tutorials, combined with a consistent promotion of Read the full article…

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Me Made May 2017

Since the beginning of Me Made May 2017, more than 5 thousands photos of amazing hand-made garments have been posted on Instagram!  The variety of these clothes is spectacular and ranges from simple t-shirts to elaborate pairs of jeans and knitwear. They come in all sorts of shapes, fabrics and colours, testifying the incredible creativity of the Read the full article…

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Yarn Shop Day I Thank You

We would like to say a big thank you to all of you who made the effort to come to Brighton over the weekend for Yarn Shop Day, and of course we’d like to thank especially Dani Sunshine and Amy Florence without whom this day wouldn’t have been the same. It’s been an incredibly busy – but exciting 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…

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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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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…

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Around the Web – March 2017

Our selection of the best bits from around the web this month… After landing on the cover of Time Magazine, the Pussy Hat has taken over the runway of  Missoni Fall 2017 show last Saturday during Milan Fashion Week. For the finale, all the Missoni models came back on stage wearing pink  pussy hats which featured the couture house Read the full article…

Billie Jean Yarn, The New Denim Project, Wool and the Gang, Aran, Denim, Cotton

Yarn in Review – Billie Jean Yarn

Today meet Billie Jean, the Aran yarn made of 100% pre-consumer denim waste, by Wool and the Gang and The New Denim Project.  The New Denim Project is an innovative product line developed by Iris Textiles, an industrial textile group operating in Guatemala since 1956.  The Engelberg family has been running the company ever since its foundation, and in 2013 was Read the full article…