May Shawl Clubs

The May yarn clubs are now in the shop – and the May shawl club designer is Louise Tilbrook.

Here’s what she has to say about her design

“When it comes to shawls I’m all about the wearability. Long, wrappable and squishy is a winning combination in my book.

These mini skeins provided the perfect opportunity to come up with an asymmetrical design where each colour has a chance to play nicely with the next, to create a fun and really wearable design.

I really hope you have as much fun knitting it as I did.”



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Almost Done

Our preparations for Edinburgh Yarn Festival are almost done.

Yarn has been packed into boxes. There was a slight glitch when parcelforce turned up to collect the boxes and realised there wasn’t room in the van. But that’s a tiny detail.

We’ll be launching our new BFL, mulberry silk and baby alpaca yarn at Edinburgh.

Tomorrow we’ll have a small shop update so check back then.

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Shop Update 22.02.18

This week it’s all about the same difference yarn.

Dyed on our BFL and mohair base each same difference colourway gives you 2 50 gram skeins of yarn.


We’ve also restocked needle gauges.


The shop update takes place at 1900 UK time this evening so you won’t see the items listed above until then.



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Update Highlight

Those of you who’ve known about The Knitting Goddess for years might remember that we used to offer a same difference yarn.

Two skeins of yarn.

One skein with more of colour A.

One skein with more of colour B.

Perfect for socks that looked like they knew each other but were a million miles from being identical twins.

Matching odd socks if you like.

It’s also perfect for garter stitch shawls where you want a colour shift that’s mor towards the subtle than the screaming.

We’ve wanted to have same difference back for ages – but we needed 50 gram skeins. So when the new sock yarn with BFL and mohair was being produced we had some of the batch wound this way for us.

Welcome back same difference. I’ve missed you.


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Marlisle by Anna Maltz

I’d planned to blog about this on Friday – so much for the best laid of plans.

The Unravel happened and my instagram feed was full of people showing off copies of Marlise.

If you missed out you can buy your copy direct from Anna here

This book is a real treasure – marlisle is a  technique that I’ve only ever seen Anna use, and the 11 patterns show it off in a whole heap of ways.

You can find all of the patterns listed on Ravelry. 

My first cast on is going to be the cover sweater – so colour choices to be made.

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Unravel – and My Dream Class

It’s Unravel this weekend.

We’re not exhibiting, and when I look at my to do list I’m very, very grateful about that.

Some of our yarn and bags will be there with The Loveliest Yarn Company – so go and say hello to Michelle and check our her new zip pouches.

The one thing that makes me sorry I’m not going is that there’s a chance to take a class I’d really love to do – Steeking with Anna Maltz.  I can’t believe there are still places left – Anna’s classes usually sell out in the time it takes to click a mouse. Class details.

Tomorrow I’ll be blogging about Anna’s new book – it’s a delight. You’re going to want a copy. If you happen to be going to Unravel you can pick up a copy there, otherwise you can order direct from Anna here.

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Love Wins

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Or Happy “I hate this pile of commercial crap” Day

Whatever suits you best.

I’m in the camp that believes that any morning which starts with a box of chocolates in bed is pretty splendid.

Over the last few weeks we’ve been adding laser cut wood pins to the shop. I love working with wood. It’s easy to source sustainable grown and harvested wood. We paint our wood so we have an unlimited choice of colours. That makes me very happy.


Today we’re launching a giveaway for a LOVE WINS pin. 5 of these are available, and for now winning one is the only way to get your hands on one.

We’re doing to run this giveaway on instagram – so to be in with a chance of winning pop over to my instagram post, follow the instructions and cross your fingers.

Good luck.


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