It is now properly cold here in London but, as knitters, we’re embracing it. This winter, one of our biggest joys will be knitting with the newly arrived Eden Cottage Yarns. Hand dyed in Yorkshire, dyer Victoria Magnus’ colours all carry a silvery tone and romantic atmosphere of the northern English landscape. At Loop we now carry two of Victoria’s yarns: the merino and silk blended Titus 4-ply – utterly gorgeous for lace shawls and other special accessories – and Bowland DK – a Blue Faced Leicester wool that we can’t wait to make piles of jumpers in. Here’s a glimpse of some of the beautiful skeins just bursting with knitting potential. (And don’t forget to read to the end for info on how you can win one!)
This is a swatch that Loopette Francesca knit up in the Titus 4-ply. See how beautifully the silk in it shows up lace? The stitch pattern is the ever-classic Frost Flowers. You can find it in Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It is also featured in the lovely baby sweater pattern, the Immie Tee, from Quince & Co – this yarn would be perfect for it, as it’s machine washable too!
These skeins are so special. Not least because each and every one is dyed in very small batches by hand from Victoria’s kitchen sink in her home in Yorkshire. Such care and attention is paid to each one, it’s no wonder they are so beautiful!
Bowland DK is the slightly heartier, big sister yarn of Titus. As Victoria says, it has “a gentle lustre”. It is an absolutely perfect yarn for jumpers – well-wearing, machine washable, and in beautifully classic colours. We can’t wait to cast on.
We are so in love with Victoria’s yarns and now feel quite ready to hibernate for winter with a beautiful knitting project. What would you knit with the gorgeous Eden Cottage yarns? Leave us comment below by the end of Thursday 28 November and you’ll be entered to win one of two skeins we’re giving away: one in Titus and one in Bowland DK! We can’t wait to hear your ideas.
This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Liisa and Wendy, who have each won a skein of beautiful Eden Cottage Yarn!