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  1. New Colourways!

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    Over the past couple of weeks my mind has started to drift towards Summer, and in particular this years Summer KAL! As you may know, I host a Summer KAL every year with a free pattern for the duration. And I've been experimenting with different colourways to find the perfect combination of Summer colours for the sample.

    But one thing about yarn dyeing is that is that sometimes the colourways you imagine are not the colourways that happen! So in my quest for the perfect summer colourway I have inadvertently created some others! At the moment these are all small batch and may not be repeated, but if any prove popular they may become regulars on the website. From left to right, let me introduce you to...Carnival of ColourLakehouseFirecrackerSpring is Coming and Rain Dance

    Hand dyed yarn

    All of these colourways are on the Chora 4ply base - 100g / 425m and 75% Superwash Merino / 25% nylon.

    You can find these and may other colourways on the website, click HERE to head on over to the shop.

    As for the colourway that made the cut for the Summer KAL? All will be revealed very soon :)

    Yorkshire Yarn Festival

    Next Saturday 19th March I will be taking part in the virtual Yorkshire Yarn Festival. If you aren't familiar with the event, it's happening over on the @yorkshireyarnfest Instagram page.

    There are a whole host of yarn dyers and knitting / crochet businesses taking part, and I'll be talking about my upcoming new lace shawl pattern - Featherfall, and also showcasing a new limited edition colourway called Aquamarine. Aquamarine is a lovely semi-solid colourway of blues and will be available as part of the 'Shades of...' range on the Steni Vala base (50% superwash merino and 50% silk) and would work beautifully with any of the patterns in the collection.

    It will also be available on the Peristera Lace base as used in the Featherfall shawl. Kits for the Featherfall shawl will be available with Aquamarine as a colour option.

    Stay tuned for more details next week!

    YYF

    If you are interested in learning more about shawl knitting there are still a couple of spots left on the 'Introduction to Shawl Knitting' online workshop next week. During the class we talk about shawl shaping, how to choose your yarn and then we knit 5 mini shawls. At the end of the class you will have 5 shawl patterns that you can use for any yarns in your stash!

    Join the Shawl Workshop

  2. New Project Bag Essentials and a Virtual Yarn Show!

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    November has been a busy month as I've been working on some brand new products for the shop which are now available on the website.

    First up we have some new Knitting Needle Gauges.

    Knitting Needle Gauges

    Sheep and Rabbit Knitting Needle Gauges

    Needle gauges are a handy tool to have handy in your project bag. The print on knitting needles can rub off over time, leaving you unsure of what size your needle is but by using a handy gauge you can quickly check the sizing.

    Made from sturdy plywood and finished in a glossy lacquer for durablity, each needle sizer measures needle sizes from 2 - 12mm.

    Click on the links below to view the products:

    Sheep Knitting Needle Gauge

    Rabbit Knitting Needle Gauge

    Knitting Stitch Markers

    Sheep and Rabbit Stitch Markers

    And to go with the gauges, there are some cute little stitch marker sets.

    Each set inculdes 5 different themed designs and come with mixed clasps which make them suitable for a variety of projects (you can also choose to have them all made up with your favourite type of clasp if you prefer)

    Stitch markers come in a handy little tin for safe storage.

    Click on the links below to view the products:

    Sheep Stitch Markers

    Rabbit Stitch Markers

    Gift Sets

    Or you can buy both the needle gauge and the stitch markers together in a handy little set! The set comes nicely presented in a purple box and would make a great gift for any knitter.

    Sheep Needle Gauge and Stitch Marker Set

    Rabbit Needle Gauge and Stitch Marker Set

    Gift for Knitters

    Yorkshire Yarn Festival

    This Saturday 27th November I will be taking part in the virtual Yorkshire Yarn Festival. If you aren't familiar with the event, it's happening over on the @yorkshireyarnfest Instagram page. There are a whole host of yarn dyers and knitting / crochet businesses taking part, see below for the full line up. I'll be on at 14:20 and I'll be talking about my upcoming new shawl pattern - Across the Valley. Then straight after my Live I'll be opening up the shop for pre-orders for the kit (with a special discount - heads up it will be YYF10 for 10% off)

    Yorkshire Yarn Festival

    ATV

    Thanks for reading and until next time, happy knitting!