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From Our Shelves to Your Needles: #YAKMAKES Highlights

When you take a pattern and make it truly personalised it can be a magical thing. Looking at your projects coming together always fills us with immense satisfaction. It can be the opportunity to discover patterns we never came across before or to consider colour combinations we wouldn’t have thought of ourselves. But most importantly Read the full article…

Pattern Round Up, February 2020, Meghan Fernandes, Pom pom quarterly

Pattern Round Up – February 2020

Are the storms and rain ever going to stop? At least it is great weather to get lots of guilt-free knitting done. Not that you should ever feel guilty about knitting but somehow the pouring down rain makes it even more enjoyable. This week we’re serving you a short round up with our top 4 Read the full article…

Marie Amelie Designs, Algae, 4ply, beanie, fair-isle, stranded knitting

Completed Project – Eugenie’s Phaeophyta

Hats are some of my favourite things to knit. Quick and easy they are great projects to rapidly satisfy a specific ‘knitting crave’. In the mood for some Fair-Isle I was eyeing Marie Amelie Designs‘ Algae beanie and decided to give it a go using yarn from my stash. The WOOLganic Organic Merino; a lovely Read the full article…

Pattern Round Up, September 2019

Pattern Round Up – September 2019

Happy Autumn everybody! Weirdly this year the change of season feels pretty good. We spent a lot of time yesterday planning ahead for Christmas and the holiday season and we feel completely ready to tackle the new term. I know it might seems a tad early but as Elodie recently pointed out there’s only 12 Read the full article…

Pattern Round Up, July 2019

Pattern Round Up – July 2019

There are Round Ups that are tricky to put together. Ravelry gets so over saturated, good patterns gets lost in the daily flow of new releases. This one wasn’t one of them. If anything we really had to make an effort to narrow them down to ‘only’ 8 picks. © Sasha Hyre First up is Read the full article…

Pattern Round Up, May 2019

Pattern Round Up – May 2019

Nothing beats Brighton in May. Days are getting warmer and with the hustle and bustle of the Fringe and Brighton Festival the whole city is buzzing with a great pre-summer vibe. The sunny days have also given us new ideas about what to wear and knit this summer. Here is our top 4 of this Read the full article…

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…

Know Your Sheep, Shetlands, Shetland Islands, Wool Journey, Jamieson and Smith

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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Completed Project: Snæfellsnes Jumper

About a year ago I went to visit a friend in Iceland and ever since I came back I’ve been slightly obsessed with the idea of knitting myself an Icelandic jumper similar to those I came across in Reykjavik yarn shops. Being from Basque Country – where the need for heavy knitwear is pretty limited – Read the full article…

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Pattern Round Up – December 2016

Although we have just began a new year full of hope and good resolutions, let’s take a last glimpse back the end of 2016 and the beautiful patterns released in December. When everyone was busy eating turkey and Christmas cake, some gorgeous patterns made their way onto Ravelry, here is the selection of our four favourites.  And what Read the full article…