No biscuits were harmed in the making of this update. Eaten yes. Harmed – no!
Thank you to everyone who has already snapped up a skein or cake of our caramel wafer inspired Biscuit Delight.
We’ve dyed up more of these.
And there’s more. Or MOAR as the lovely KnitBritish who inspired this colourway would say.
This Is Not A Cake in self striping and same difference.
Finally a yarn based on a mythical thing that I have heard of but never seen.
A DARK CHOCOLATE TUNNOCKS BISCUIT.
I have no idea how I’ve managed to miss these -I’m much more of a dark chocolate fan so it sounds like my dream biscuit.
The internet has provided pictures – but I’d still sooner see the proof with my own eyes.
The Mythical Biscuit in self striping and same difference options.
As before we’ll be donating £5 from each yarn cake or same difference set sold to The Migraine Trust.
The yarns above will be in the shop at 1900 UK time on Friday 31st August, so if you’re browsing before then you won’t see them.
Take me to the shop
When we have yarns custom spun for us there’s always that horrible moment when we open the last box and know that there are only a few precious kilos left.
We’re now at that point with two of our yarns – the BFL Masham sparkle which was spun for us by Laxtons and the Wensleydale Shetland which was spun by Blacker.
So we’ve dyed up the last of these yarns and have discounted them as we’d love them to find good homes.
These are the BFL and Masham sparkle colours – and we’ll also have some of the undyed silver on offer.
There are also plenty of colour choices for the 4ply Wensleydale Shetland.
The yarns shown above will be in the shop at 1900 on Friday 24th August.
Glove and mitten blockers are being added to the shop tomorrow.
They’ll be available in both birchwood ply and clear perspex (perfect for the floating mitten look).
The blockers come with stands so you can pop them out of the way on a window ledge, and air can circulate freely round them.
There’s a movable thumb so it’s easy to get the glove or mitten on.
There’s a separate insert for the top so you have a rounded edge for blocking mittens.
Blockers come as a pair and are supplied in a screen printed drawstring bag.
Initially blockers will be available in 3 sizes. To work out which size suits you best measure round your hand just below your knuckles.
Large blockers suit hands up to 19.5cm / 7.75 in
Medium blockers suit hands up to 18cm / 7in
Small blockers suit hands up to 16cm / 6.25in
Each set of blockers costs £25
The blockers go on sale at 1900 UK time on Friday 16th August, so if you’re browsing before then you won’t see them in the shop.
The shop update is moving to Friday’s at 1900.
This week we have lots of self striping yarn dyed on our BFL and mohair base. This is perfect if you’re trying to use less plastic as the mohair gives the yarn lots of strength. Mohair is often thought of as a fluffy, even prickly yarn, but the mohair in this blend hasn’t been brushed so it stays sleek and smooth.
We have 10 new colourways, all of which will knit up into bold stripes.
One of out colourways was inspired by KnitBritish.
There’s also a same difference version of this colourway.
£5 from each set of skeins or yarn cake sold in this colourway will be donated to The Migraine Trust.
We’ve also restocked our ultimate project bags and added two new prints.
Finally we’ll be adding glove and mitten blocking kits – more about those tomorrow.
The shop update goes live at 1900 UK time on Friday 17th August, so if you’re browsing before then you won’t see the items shown above.
Take me to the shop.
Thank you so much.
When we started selling project bags and stitch markers for the #titsoutcollective at the beginning of July we hoped to raise £250 for Refuge.
We did better. Much better.
That money will make a real difference to people who are in desperate need of support. Funding to womens refuge centres has been slashed, and many are being forced to close, so being able to donate this amount feels wonderful. Thank you to everyone who made this happen.
I love rainbows of colour, so our mini skein sets make me very happy.
I’m especially fond of the printer ink shades set – bright colours with a little black to give them extra depth.
I used this colourway for the After the Rain brioche cowl in Knit the Rainbow.
You can buy the book and individual pattern from Ravelry .
If you’d prefer a paper copy you can find the book here – and it comes with a code to download the patterns.
It’s hard to believe that it’s August.
That means that sign ups for the September club close later today. If you’re quick you can grab a place here.
This weeks update is all about mini skeins.
We’ve been busy working on all the sets you need for the designs in Knit the Rainbow and they’ll be added to the shop tomorrow.
Britsock printer ink colour wheels in hues, shades, tints and tones.
We’ve also got two new mini skein sets in the Britsock base
Paintbox mini skeins
Watercolour mini skeins
Finally we’ve got the sets for the March and May shawl clubs.
The March shawl was designed by Catherine Holmes and you can read more about her inspiration here and buy the shawl pattern here
The May shawl club pattern was designed by Louise Tilbrook and you can read more about her inspiration here. The pattern will be available soon and you’ll be able to buy it here.
The yarns above will be in the shop at 1900 UK time on Thursday 2nd August. Make sure you never miss an update by signing up for our newsletter.