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10th September 2020

Autumn/Winter 2020 Yarns so far...

It’s that time of year, when we get the lovely new yarns in.

This year has been a little different to most, but this has not stopped all the major yarn producers coming up with something new for us Yarn lovers!

Let’s give you a brief low down on what we are stocking so far this Autumn and Winter from the new ranges (more to come as well!)…

Stylecraft

Highland Heathers DK

This lovely new yarn, as the name suggests is influenced by the colours of the highlands, with names such as moss, bracken and gorse, you can envisage the colours. The feel of this yarn is lovely, for a 100% acrylic it is so soft and light.

I did a cushion cover from a Stylecraft pattern, in 3 colours to see what it was like to use, and I have to say I loved it.  I found the yarn gives lovely stitch definition, im looking forward to making something else with it.

If Highland has got you wanting to see more, click here 

 

Pearls DK

This funky new yarn is a fun one. With pom poms running along the yarn it certainly creates an unusual texture to your makes. This yarn comes in 6 vibrant colours and has 6 great patterns to go with it, showing different tensions on the yarn does create different looks.

Trish who works in our warehouse, took a ball home to have a go with and tried with 4mm and 5mm needles, she said it was easy to work with on both needles and the overall effect of the pom poms looks really unique.  I tried to crochet with the yarn, but didn't really get the same effect as knitting.

To check out pearls please click here

 

Sirdar

Country Classic Worsted

Oh this yarn is so nice, 50% wool, 50% acrylic and it feels amazing. With 30 shades to choose from I’m really hard pressed to find my favourite, they complement each other perfectly.

I’ve yet to make anything with it yet, but I’m definitely nabbing a few balls to test it out in the coming weeks, so will be able to give you all a low down on what it is like to use.

My problem is going to be which colours to try!

To view all colours and patterns please click here

West Yorkshire Spinners

The Croft DK

The Croft Shetland Aran has been around for a while, but West Yorkshire spinners have now released a DK version.  The colours are stunning. With a range of 18 colours in the range. Being 100% wool it does need to be hand washed but I think well worth the effort.

The patterns to go with this new yarn are also stunning, and if you place an order you also get a free pattern.

To see the full range in the new Croft DK range, please click here

 

King Cole

Fjords

This Fair Isle style yarn is fabulous, knits up a treat and is anti-piling, so a very hard wearing acrylic. The 10 colour choices are lovely.

I had a go at crocheting with it, even though it was really nice to crochet with you didn’t really get the Fair Isle effect. Trish however whipped up the Tea cosy from pattern number KC5655 and it looks lovely.  Any tea drinker would be proud to have this keeping their brew warm!  I personally love this blanket from the same pattern, it does take 11 balls but I think well worth the effort.

For the full Fjords range please click here

 

Island Beeches

 Island is a same colour variation yarn, in 6 shades perfect for mixing and matching within the beaches range. This one looks potentially a little more grown up, so if you love beaches for the children then this one is for you!

Paradise beaches

Paradise comes in 8 coordinating colours to go with the Island beaches and original beaches range, This new yarn is the same soft blend as the original Beaches made up of a blend of Premium Acrylic and Polyamide giving this new yarn the super soft handle and lightness you know from Beaches.

We are yet to give this one a try, but if it works up anything like the original beaches you will not be disappointed.

For the full beaches range please click here 

 

 

James C Brett

Retwisst Chainy Cotton Cake

Retwisst Chainy Cotton Cake yarn is a lightweight craft yarn which is made of new recycled fibres. It is very easy to crochet and knit your projects, home accessories, fashion garments etc.  It comes in 250g balls, so a bag would only need 2.  There are lots of free patterns on the Retwisst website and youtube channel.  Rebecca from the Warehouse has taken a couple of balls to do a bag on her knitting loom, cannot wait to see the results and I will of course share with you all when it is completed.

For retwisst colour range please click here

 

Hopefully I have given you a few ideas for your next yarn purchase.  Please do share with us your makes, we love seeing what you have all been up to.

Lots of Love

Toni

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