We’re doing our best not to turn the heaters on in the shop this week, in spite of it getting very cold – what is knitwear for, after all? We’ve had delivery of some lovely things which have reminded us just how well us knitters do “warm”. We can’t think of a better way to keep toasty than with the magic of cables – those deceptively simple twists that create a  wind-proof, double-thickness fabric. If they’re good enough for seafaring Irishmen, they’re good enough for us.

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Ysolda is wearing Orchid Theif

We’ve  got some great classes and workshops coming up this Autumn. As well as our usual assortment of beginners, learners and advanced classes we have added specialist workshops focused on particular techniques and held by well know knitters. This weekend Ysolda Teague is teaching two sweater fitting workshops , September 17th and 18th. There are still a few places left on each day! Ysolda will be signing books all weekend and we are giving 10% off on any yarn bought to make one of her projects. We are also hosting the launch and book signing for Best in Show: Cats  …

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These are the much loved Ysolda Teague, Veyla mitts from Whimsical Little Knits Two. They are a great way to use-up left-over yarn, as they only take between 10-20g of yarn to complete. I made this pair before Christmas with some left over Old Maiden Aunt yarn in Dreich colour. I used vintage crystal buttons to finish the cuff. They were so pretty. We just got a fresh delivery of Old Maiden Aunt Yarns and this batch is really lovely! I’ve seen Veyla made up successfully, in all sorts of yarns. I really admired a pair by one of our …

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