New seasons are always really exciting as they bring the excitement of new deliveries and new yarns. So far we have had new lines in from West Yorkshire Spinners and Katia and we are will soon be receiving new Filanda too.
West Yorkshire Spinners have brought out a beautiful new yarn called The Croft. Spun from Shetland wool into an aran weight yarn the heathery tweed colourways are redolant of Shetland landscapes. Pattern support comes in a book of patterns featuring garments and accessories for men and women. Retailing at £8.50/100g skein, The Croft is amazing value for a British speciality yarn and Ruth and I would both be wearing Croft jumpers already if we didn't have to save it for our customers to buy!
The first of our new colours and ranges have also arrived in from Katia. Degrade is a heavy 4-ply sock yarn in 75% wool/25% polyamide which comes in 150g cakes selling at £12.95. Degrade is a one colour yarn which changes saturation as it stripes up through the socks. It is ideal for warm winter socks but would also be wonderful for a one cake project like a shawl or use more and make a garment. Ombre is a yarn pack from Katia which contains six 25g balls of merino 4-ply plus a simple shawl pattern. Ombre retails at £19.95/pack including the pattern and would make a wonderful present for a yarny friend or relation. Pattern support as always with Katia is available through their website with free and paid for downloadable patterns.
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