This month's copy of The Knitter dropped through the door this week and I just love Wych Elm by Emma Vining. The pattern captures the moment before new leaves burst from their bud using a single twisted stitch on a reverse stocking stitch background to create the effect of stalks and stems. The cardigan uses 11 balls of West Yorkshire Spinners Blue Faced Leicester DK for a size 36-38 so at £4.85/50g ball comes in at just over £50.00. If this sounds a bit pricey to you, think about it in terms of cost per wear -- the yarn is so soft and the pattern so wearable, I think it would be worn constantly. We have the yarn in stock in lime, pomegranate, mocha and aubergine and can order in a range of other colours too. WYS Blue Faced Leicester DK
If the price is too much for you but you love the design, take a look at our latest range, the WYS Spinners Essential (75% british wool/25%nylon) which I blogged about yesterday. At £4.75/100g it uses six balls to knit the same size bringing the price down to £28.50. The pattern will also work in Stylecraft Essentials Acrylic or Robin Acrylic both at £2.25/100g ball halving the price again to £13.50.
Welcome to our blog
Here we will share our experiences of running a local yarn shop in South Wales.