Shop Update 30.07.15 – and the #miniskeincomp winner

There are masses of new delights for this Friday’s update – new yarn, new bags and last but very definately not least the winner of the #miniskeincomp which we ran with Rachel of my life in knitwear.

First up – the new yarn which will be in the shop this Friday – a gorgeous DK Falkland merino with just a hint of sparkle.

The yarn is spun in Yorkshire from 96% fine Falkland merino and 4% lurex. – It’s fair to say that this yarn is gorgeously soft. The lurex which adds the sparkle also picks up the dye, so the sparkles match the yarn.

Each 100 gram skein gives approximately 240 meters of yarn.

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There are also 10 new colours of our 4ply British wool and alpaca blend. Louise from Knit British reviewed this recently. Find out more and see the 10 new colours here.

The next new thing isn’t yarn – it’s a range of screen printed tote bags, zipped pouches and box bags.

The tote bags are a cotton canvas, and come in 5 designs. Each tote bag also comes with two badges, “The Knitting Goddess” and “I hold the potential to make beautiful things”

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The fabric for the zipped pouches and box bags is a heavy cotton canvas. This is then interfaced for extra strength. The pouches and box bags are fully lined.

All of our screen printing is done with soil association approved water based ink. Designs are then heat set to ensure durability.

Zip pouches come in two sizes and four designs.

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Small zip pouches are 17.5cm by 12.5cm

Large zip pouches are 24cm by 15.5cm

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stocking stitch

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garter stitch

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granny square

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I hold the potential to make beautiful things

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Turned inside out so you can see the inside.

Box bags come in two sizes and three designs.

Small box bags are 19cm long, 11 cm deep and 9 cm tall

Large box bags are 23 cm long, 12.5cm deep and 11cm tall.

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stocking stitch

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granny squares

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I hold the potential to make beautiful things.

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Both ends have cotton webbing loops, so could easily be clipped to a belt or larger bag.

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Turned inside out so you can see the inside.

Finally ….. I feel this needs a drum roll or fanfare of some sort

I’m delighted to have the winning colourway from the #miniskeincomp turned into a set of mini skeins.

Congratulations to Amelia who gave us this lovely photo.


The winning minis

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The yarns above will be in the shop from 1900 on Friday 30th July.

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Happy shopping – what will you make?


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One Response to Shop Update 30.07.15 – and the #miniskeincomp winner

  1. Pingback: the finished mini skein set

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