We’ve got a gorgeous new base for you this week.

Celia Lace

A 3ply lace weight yarn, made from 50% silk, 50% British merino. 875 yards (800m) per 100g. £14.40 (including VAT), £12.00 (excluding VAT) per 100g skein. (Although the blend of fibres is the same as Sylvia Lace, the handle is quite different. Celia feels much crisper, and because it is a 3ply, not a 2ply, you’ll get better stitch definition.)

Full preview coming up tomorrow!


This week’s shop preview is now up – there’s no photos, since this is a lucky dip style Orphans Update.

For those of you unfamiliar with Orphan Updates, here’s how it works.

There aren’t any photos or colour descriptions with orphans, as we sell them lucky dip style, but you will know what type of yarn you are buying (ie Sylvia Sock) and each skein is reduced in price, by 10%. There is usually only one skein per colourway, so if you buy more than one skein in a yarn base, you will probably not get matching skeins, but we do occasionally have twin orphans, so you may get a matching pair.

Many of the skeins have been overdyed (which means, double dyed), so they will be either dark or very saturated, with the complexity and depth that you get from overdyed yarn. There are also some lighter skeins that ended up as orphans for one reason or another. Orphans are not faulty or seconds, that is not the reason they are reduced in price, but because there are no photos.

Now, don’t forget!!! Daylight saving starts on Sunday at midnight, so we will be on at 7pm GMT+1. Use the countdown clock at the top of the page if you are unsure what time the update is in your time zone.