It's so nice to feel as if things are getting back to normal and seeing trade reps is part of that process for us. Yesterday our King Cole rep came by with their August launches. We've been looking for a wool mix aran weight yarn to complement the wool arans we already stock and King Cole has just the thing -- their new recyled aran. King Cole have used spinning waster and recycled sweaters for the wool content and recycled plastic bottles for the synthetic content. The total mix is 35% wool, 20% acrylic, 20% polyamide and 25% viscose. The yarn is named Forest and each of the lovely, slightly tweedy shades are named after British forests. Ten colours gives plenty of choice and there pattern support offers garments and accessories (although any pattern for aran or worsted weight should work provided you check tension!) With 300m/100g ball and a £3.50 price tag the yarn is a great value and sustainable too. It's on our website to pre-order and will be in the shop by the end of next week.
And now for a teaser -- keep an eye out too for the new offering from West Yorkshire Spinners which is due mid-August!
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Here we will share our experiences of running a local yarn shop in South Wales.