Tag Archives: The Uncommon Thread

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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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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 | December

  Christmas is over, new year is almost upon us which for many of us means the end of gift knitting and the joyous start to some much awaited selfish knitting. So what better excuse to share a few new patterns that were published this month to get those creative juices flowing. First up is Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up | November

  Nipping it in just in time this is our monthly pattern round up, and this month has been a corker. Helped profusely by the fact that Brooklyn Tweed released their latest offering of patterns Wool People 8 and Kate Davies has published her long awaited book Yokes, plus Pom Pom Quarterly hit our doormats Read the full article…

Sumptuous Lantern Lights Kit | YAK exclusive

A meeting of minds. I am very excited to announce today the release of an exclusive yarn and pattern kit Sumptuous Lantern Lights in the YAK shop today. A last hurrah for The Uncommon Thread Sumptuous DK and a showcase for the beautiful Lantern Lights pattern by Joji Locatelli. They are a match made in heaven. Read the full article…

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Lantern Lights | A Sneaky Preview

  This Thursday we will be launching a special exclusive at YAK. A limited edition yarn and pattern kit which brings together two wonderful designers, one of yarn and one of patterns. They are, The Uncommon Thread and Joji Locatelli and the kit is Sumptuous Lantern Lights – a kit to make a hat, for Read the full article…