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Pattern Round Up – December

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite pattern releases from December and there have been some absolute crackers this month.  Perfect for some cosy Christmas knitting with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie (or three). 1. Eastwind by Emily Foden from Knits About Winter.There is so much to love about this warm Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – February 2018

This months Pattern Round Up featurs lots of cold weather items! With the storm and crazy weather this week all we have been thinking about are cost knits. We can look forward to springy knit items next month. For now, pass us our big woolly WIPS! Firstly are Amanda Reversible Mitts by Yvonne B Thorsen. Read the full article…

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Know Your Sheep – The Shetland 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 fleece produced by different breeds of sheep is a good way to understand what Read the full article…

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Christmas Shopping Ep. 2 – Small Budget Projects

In the first episode of our Christmas shopping saga we shared with you ideas on what we thought could be great yarn free gifts. Depending on the type of garments, buying enough yarn to complete a project can quickly end up being an expensive purchase. However there are many patterns out there that only require little yardage and would Read the full article…