Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Sale Sale Sale


Did you hear we are having a sale? You did! But you don't want to leave the house with all that snow thats just this moment started....well our sale is now ONLINE.  No need to be queuing at the door for 5am, Order what you are after online and i will post it out to you in our beautiful, almost fluph blue bags (yes i squeed when ordering them!)

So I thought i would go through some of the yarn that are on sale and offer up suggestions on what to make with it to help enable your yarn buying habits :D

First up we have Schoppel-wolle Gradient in a fiery orange colour. This yarn is one of those less commonly used weight over here in the UK, a worsted, which is thicker than a DK but thinner than an Aran, this ball of fire is a good 284yards/ 260m for 100g and is 100% wool (so no machine washing!)

On sale at £9.50 instead of £12.50

photo property of Orange Flower Yarn

The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

This beaut of a shawl is a great step up project, and what i mean by that is something that you could jump into once you have mastered the basics. It adds a few new stitches into the mix, like a yo (yarn over) and a K2tog (knit two together) which is great if you want to move onto more intricate patterns and these are very commonly used stitches across the board. The pattern asks for a DK but since this is a shawl, using a worsted is only going to make it a teeny fraction bigger, and cosier! win win. one ball will be perfect for this project, even better! 

photo property of sarahelizabethii


I have seen so many of these shawls worked up in various grandient and self striping yarns, and each one is ever so beautiful! This shawl is one of those great patterns that you just keep knitting until you run out of yarn. perfect for using up that stash. The transition between the oranges will look so stunning on the different peaks. This pattern asks for a fingering weight yarn but again as its a shawl and its designed to take any weight of yarn, however it would need more yardage to get a good wrap around your neck length. Of the people on Rav that used this yarn to make this pattern they used 2 balls. 

photo property of Soft Rainbow Designs

Rising Sun

If you want to know how this yarn works up, the photo above uses the exact same colour way that we have in stock. the pattern is actually designed using the gradient yarn, so no fiddling with yarn sizes or substitutions. I think i may go and cast this on with the one i have left! 

photo property of Erin Ruth


My last pattern pick for this yarn is this beautiful cabled hat. Im sure by now you know my love of knitting shawls, and i could have filled this post with shawl patterns ( i nearly have) but when i saw this hat i had to include it! Again this pattern only takes one ball, a perfect little hat! 

If you want more suggestions on what to match this yarn to follow this link down the deep dark hole that is Ravelry! 

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