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  1. Birthday Weekend!

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    This weekend I shall be celebrating another year around the sun and I'd love for you to join me in my celebrations!

    All weekend (1st and 2nd October) you can enjoy 10% off all items on the website, free UK postage and a Free Surprise Mini-Skein on all orders over £20 (1 per order while stocks last) 

    Just use the code CAKE at the checkout.

    Bday 22

    Repeatable Colourways

    I am now offering a dye-to-order service for repeatable colourways. So if your favourite colourway is showing as out of stock, you can still put an order through and it will be dyed for you! 

    Any dyed-to-order requests received this weekend will be dyed next week so please allow 7-10 days for delivery (longer for overseas)

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    Please note that the offer cannot be redeemed against Gift Vouchers. A free Surprise Mini-Skein will be included with orders over £20 whilst stocks last. All orders will be posted out via 2nd Class post next week. 

    Please also be aware that as of Monday 3rd October, 4ply and sock yarns will be increasing to £16 per skein. Other yarn bases may also see a small price increase. So this weekend is a great time to grab any skeins that have caught your eye!



    (Image credit: This cute cake pattern is called Birthday Cake by Amanda Berry and it's available on ravelry here:

    Join my Facebook Party!

    You are also invited to join my Facebook party this weekend! If you are on Facebook but not already in the Under the Olive Tree Knitters Facebook Group, you might want to join for this as there will be lots of games and prizes up for grabs, including patterns, stitch markers, yarn and much more!

    If you get chance to join in the fun, please do, it will be great to see you there and you never know - you could be a lucky winner!

    Hope to see you there!

    P.S. I know not everyone is on Facebook but I had to choose a platform that would work best for this event. Apologies if you are not on Facebook and unable to join in.

  2. Sign Ups for the Next Skein and Shawl Club are now Open!

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    I am excited to annouce that sign ups for the next Skein and Shawl Club are now open!

    Sign Ups

    The Skein and Shawl Club is a yarn club from Under the Olive Tree Knits where you can recieve a box of yarny treats including an exclusive pattern, hand-dyed yarn and more!


    What's in the Box?

    Sign ups for the next Skein and Shawl club are now open and here's what's included in your goody box:

    • A printed copy of an exclusive 'Under the Olive Tree' Shawl pattern called 'RiverRay'. This is a brand new, 2 skein wrap pattern and will be exclusive to members of the Skein and Shawl Club for 1 month before its official release.
    • 2 x 100g 4ply hand-dyed gradient sock blanks
    • Extra treats
    • A free copy of the pattern sent to you via Ravelry or e-mail once it is officially released


    Essential Info

    Shawl Type: Rectangular Wrap

    Shawl Size: The finished, blocked wrap has a wingspan of 71.5” (181.5cm) and a depth of 19” (48cm)

    Number of skeins included: 2 x 100g / 425m 4 ply sock blanks (see below for more information on sock blanks and how to use them)

    Colourway: Blue and Green gradients

    Pattern Instructions: Written and Charted

    Stitches Used: Sl1 wyif, knit, purl, kfb, k2tog, ssk, yo

    Needle Size: 3.75mm - 80-100cm circular needle

    The box includes a printed copy of the pattern, 2 hand-dyed sock blanks in the pattern colourways and some extras too!

    Sign ups close on Monday 19th September and Boxes will be posted out from Monday 3rd October

    The needle is not included but it can be added as an optional extra.

    The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted prior to publication.

    What is a Sock Blank?

    Sock blanks are pieces of pre-knitted fabric that are dyed by painting on the colour, or dip-dyed to create gradients. Each 100g blank contains the same amount of yardage as a 4ply Chora skein at 425m, and is a blend of 75% Superwash merino and 25% nylon.

    How to knit from a sock blank

    You can knit directly from a sock blank. Just untie the end attached to the label and unravel the blank as you knit!

    Please be aware though that knitting directly from a sock blank will result in uneven stitches until you block them. As the yarn has a memory, when you unravel it it will retain the wavy 'noodle' shape. Knitting these noodles can give your knitting extra lumps and bumps but blocking your piece at the end will help smooth these out and give you a more even finish.

    For smoother knitting from the start you can use a yarn swift to transform the sock blank into a skein. This can then be soaked in water and then hung to dry with a weight at the bottom to remove the kinks.

    A Note on Colours

    Please note that the colours of the sock blanks are most vivid on the surface. As you knit the stitches you will get an overall marbled effect of bright and paler colours.

    The gradient sock blanks will be a new addition to the website when this pattern is officially released and retail at £20 each.

    What happens after I sign Up?

    Sign-ups for the club are open until Monday 19th September and the boxes will be posted out during the first week of October.

    >>Sign up for the RiverRay Skein and Shawl Box<<