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The Croft by West Yorkshire Spinners

We have had our latest delivery of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn! Within our box of goodies was The Croft! The Croft is the latest yarn from WYS, they have teamed up with Jamieson & Smith to create a stunning range of  speckle dyed Shetland yarn in an Aran weight. We cant wait to see what it Read the full article…

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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…

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Know Your Sheep – The Jacob Sheep

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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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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West Yorkshire Spinners – New Yarn Alert!

  There is nothing better than knitting socks and there is nothing more satisfying that supporting an independent British company. West Yorkshire Spinners is very independent and very British so we are very happy to be able to support them.  The fact that they also produce wonderful sock yarn is just a very happy coincidence. Read the full article…

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YAK design – A Pillar of Society

I’ve been keeping something under my woolly hat. Another hat. I finished this project a few weeks ago and after posting it on Ravelry I had quite a few requests for the pattern to be written up. So here it is! Pillar of Society is stylish beanie style hat with a textured pattern. The pattern Read the full article…