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  1. Shop Update - New Yarns Added!

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    New yarns have been added to the website this week. They include a restock of popular colourways on sock and sparkle sock bases including Fiesta BeachLavender Fields and Street Art.

    And there are some new one-of-a-kind skeins added too, including:
    Flowering FuchsiaNorthern Lights, Pearl FishermanEverything's Peachy and Purple Dove.

    If you like your yarn to be totally unique do be sure to take a look at the new 'One of a Kind Skeins' yarn category which lists all of the colourways that will not be repeated. Quite often these skeins are the result of the end of a dye day, where undyed skeins are used to take on all the leftover colours. Some interesting colourways get created and it also means no dyes go to waste, so its a win-win!

    So why not head on over to the website and see if your favourite colourway is in stock! If not, let me know what you were hoping to see and I'll make sure it's on the list for next time (or if it's a repeatable colourway I can dye it to order for you)

    View the Yarn Shop

     

    Spring Themed Stitch Markers

    Also added to the shop this week is this set of Spring themed stitch markers. 

    spring markers

    The collection features 5 designs to accessorize your projects for the new season!

    Each set contains: A bunny with a carrot, a butterfly, a flower, a lamb and a chick.

    As with all collections you can choose your clasp preference and they also come in a handy little tin for storage. You can view the Spring Stitch marker collection here

  2. Handy New Tools for Your Project Bag!

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    I've been busy working on some new Knitting products for the website and I'm pleased to share them with you today!

    Kitchener Stitch Fob

    Now I don't know about you, but no matter how many pairs of socks I knit, I always have to look up how to work the Kitchener Stitch when it comes to closing the toe. So here is the Kitchener Stitch reminder fob!
     

    If you're not familiar with Kitchener Stitch, it is a sewn bind off used to graft the 2 sets of live stitches together. It can be used in many projects and is often used to close the toes on top down socks.

    This sock shaped fob acts as a reminder on how to work the bind-off as there are a few steps involved. A full video tutorial on how to work the Kitchener Stitch can be found here

    The fob is made from sturdy plywood and is a really useful tool to have in your project bag, you can clip it to the zip or just keep it handy in your notions pouch so it's there exactly when you need it.

    Shop for the Kitchener Stitch Reminder Fob

     

    Reminder Stitch Markers

    Have you ever started a reversible project and forgotten which is the Right Side? Or worked on a project with lots on increases and decreases to keep track of?

    This collection of 7 'Reminder' stitch markers are super handy to have in your project bag. They can be attached to your knitting and are particularly useful when knitting garments or items that involve shaping as you can place the relevant markers at the sides of the work to remind you where to make your increases and decreases. 

    The markers come with a lightbulb clasp so you can easily attach and detatch them to your work to mark certain actions. And as they are made from sturdy but light plywood with a hand-sanded finish, the markers will not snag or tug on your stitches.

    The abbreviations are:

    • bor - beginning of round
    • RS - Right side 
    • m1l - make 1 left increase
    • m1r - make 1 right increase
    • yarnover increase
    • k2tog - knit 2 together decrease
    • ssk - slip, slip knit decrease

    As with all UtOTK stitch marker collections, these come presented in a pretty little tin for storage.

    Shop for the Reminder Stitch Markers

    I'm working on a few more products for the shop so do make sure you are signed up to the newsletter (form below) to be the first to know when they are released!

    Until next time, Happy Knitting!