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  1. There are a limited number of 4ply sparkle yarns now available on the website. Meet the new Sparkle Range!



    About this Yarn

    This yarn is made up of 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon  and 5% Silver Stellina Sparkle. It has all the soft and breathable qualities of merino but with the added durability of nylon and plenty of sparkle! This yarn is perfect for sparkly sock knitting or adding a shimmer to your shawls. 

    Per skein: 400m / 440yds - 100g

    Suggested Needle Size: 2.25mm - 3.75mm

    Click HERE to shop the Sparkle Range

    Here are a few of the colourways now available as sparkle yarns, from L-R: Sea JewelsFiesta BeachRed Wine by the Fire
     



    And if you are wondering what to knit with your sparkle yarn there are plenty of one-skein patterns available in the shop to choose from including, from L-R: the popular Sun Glitter Shawl, a choice of sock patterns and the Upstream Shawl.



    Don't forget that many patterns are available as kits - when you buy the yarn you get the pattern for FREE! Kit prices start from just £15.

    Below is the Meet Me at the Station shawl, knit with Norwegian Fir Sparkle yarn, which is one of the patterns also available as a kit. Click here for more information on kits.

    I hope you enjoy the new range of sparkle yarns, look out for some more colourways coming to the shop very soon!

  2. I have a new pattern available for download now from Under the Olive Tree Knits and Ravelry - this is the Within the Lines shawl. 

    About this Pattern

    Within the Lines is a triangular shawl worked from the top down in three colours of aran weight yarn. At first glance this may look like a normal striped shawl but Within the Lines uses slipped stitches make some of the stripes go a little wonky. So you’re still colouring within the lines; you just get to bend those lines ever-so-slightly!

    The heavier yarn works up quickly and produces a rich texture and great warmth. Combine a neutral main colour with two high-contrast colours to create a real showstopper!

    The pattern has been tech edited and test knit and includes written instructions and charts.

    Skills / Techniques used: Knit, purl, yo’s, slipped stitches

    SizesOne size 

    Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 68” (173cm) wingspan and 30” (76cm) depth at the longest part 

    Materials Used

    •    Yarn A – Garter Stitch Stripes – 1 x skein 3.5oz / 100g, 181yd / 166m Aran yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Erika Knight Wild Wool, 85% wool / 15% viscose (nettle) in the Meander colourway (grey).
    •    Yarn B – Stripes – 1 x skein 3.5oz / 100g, 181yd / 166m Aran yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Erika Knight Wild Wool, 85% wool / 15% viscose (nettle) in the Mooch colourway (dark purple).
    •    Yarn C – Stripe – 1 x skein 3.5oz / 100g, 181yd / 166m Aran yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Erika Knight Wild Wool, 85% wool / 15% viscose (nettle) in the Dawdle colourway (dusky pink).
    •    1 x locking stitch marker (optional)
    •    1 x US size 10, 32” – 40” (6mm, 80 – 100cm) circular needle 

    Gauge: 14 stitches and 23 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

    The pattern has been professionally tech edited by James Bartley and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters! 

    Thank you Donna, Elizabeth, Kim, Linda and Mary for testing!

    To view more testers photo's take a look at the project pages on Ravelry.

    There are 'Choose your Own Colour' Kits available on the website for this pattern too! Take a look at the Within the Lines Kit page and create your own colour combinations for this pattern.