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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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Know Your Sheep – The Bluefaced Leceister

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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Back in Store – The Uncommon Thread

After months having our stocks of Uncommon Thread yarns super low, we finally refilled our shelves with some gorgeous Everyday Sport and BFL Fingering. Started in 2010, the Uncommon Thread is a Brighton based company specialising in hand-dyed yarn. Minimising their carbon print is a big part of the company’s ethos so they have adapted their Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – November 2016

It’s that time of the month again we’d like to share with you our selection of the best patterns that just made their way onto Ravelry. December only just began but we can already feel the End of Year Season mania approaching. So in between organizing the next Crimbo do with your mates, and finding presents for your family, what Read the full article…

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#Chartreuse

Yes, I did just use a hashtag as a blog title… Chartreuse the colour is named after a liquor originally made by monks in the 18th century. One of those colours that can end friendships with arguments as to whether it’s actually green or yellow. It is somewhere in between, it is popping up everywhere Read the full article…

Pattern Round up June

Pattern Round Up | June

  It is hotting up here in Brighton and I took my first dip in the sea yesterday! We all know however that is neccessary to take advantage of such weather here in the UK when we can because right on queue it is now raining again. But personally I’m more than happy to have the Read the full article…

Pattern ROund up March

Pattern Round Up | March

A plethora of lovely pattern released in March for your knitting pleasure. First up is a lovely child pattern for boys or girls. Twisty Raglan by Kate Oates This chunky raglan jumper will knit up in no time. Paired with Malabrigo Chunky there are lots of great colour combinations you could go for, bright and Read the full article…

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Fe₂O₃ | Exclusive Colour & Pattern Inspiration

  When I knew the shop was on it’s way I thought it would be a great idea to get something really unique for the shop to celebrate. The Uncommon Thread is one of my favourite yarn companies, they create the most amazing colourways know to man and I feel an extra connection to them because Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up | January

  It’s been a busy January here at YAK headquarters as you may have gathered but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been ogling the latest patterns that have appeared on Ravelry this month. It was clearly a great start to the year because there were so many I could have gone for this month but Read the full article…