I’ve put together a list of yarn-pattern matches for this week’s update. You’ll need to be on Ravelry to see it: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/posh-knitters/2840766/26-50#26
I’m delighted to announce a collaboration between Posh Yarn and Boo Knits. The Spirit Collection has just been released and the first pattern of the collection ‘Intrepid Spirit’ has been created for us using one skein of Miranda Heavy Lace and lots of beads (though they are always optional). It is a relatively easy shawl to knit, with the diamonds in the pattern getting larger and more heavily beaded as you progress through the pattern, all ending with a beaded lace border. There are no wrong side pattern rows, nothing complicated and Bev promises that you do not need to be either intrepid or adventurous to knit this shawl.
Free post on everything left in the shop this morning!
This week’s shop preview is up, but I will have to add the written colour descriptions tomorrow. It’s too dark here for me to see the colours accurately by natural light, and if I do it under artificial lighting, I will get colour casts. So I’ll finish the preview tomorrow morning, and update the details on the Flickr set too.
In the meantime, I’ve some very exciting news. Posh Yarn has been featured in our very first pattern in Twist Collective! Chamomile is a stranded hat & mittens set, using Elinor (it would also work beautifully in any of our other high twist sock yarns, such as Jeannie, Pamela, Erin, or Hannah, and these will happily intermingle too). Rachel has very cleverly used stranded colourwork to mimic lace, and the results are fun & cute!
(Photograph courtesy of Twist Collective, and the copyright of Jane Heller)
This would be a good moment for me to mention that undyed yarn is always available for purchase from us, for colourwork, etc, and that the price is discounted by 10%. I don’t list it in the shop, but if you want a particular base, just email and ask. If we don’t have it, I can usually get it within a few days for you.
ETA: Okay, I’ve added the colour descriptions now.
I am delighted to be able to finally announce the details of the limited edition shawl kit that we are doing with the talented Asa Tricosa!
The design of Ifigenia makes me excited every time I look at it – it’s such an interesting shape, and looks like it will be a lot of fun to knit. And it’s beaded!!! I honestly can’t wait to start one of my own.
The yarn for the kits is being dyed this week by Tony, and we have decided to use my favourite lace weight yarn, Sylvia 2ply. It is the perfect shawl yarn, in my biased opinion! It has such good drape and a lovely sheen, and works well with beads.
We will initially be offering 100 kits, with the possibility of doing a few more if needed. You will be buying the yarn from us, and the cost of the pattern will be included in the kit price. You will then receive a voucher from Asa so that you can download the pattern from Ravelry.
The price of the kit is £15.00, plus £2.00 postage (for everyone). The only thing not included in that price is the beads – we decided that it would be better to allow you to select your own beads, since some people like to use complimentary coloured beads, and some prefer a contrast. There is also provision in the pattern for not using beads, if you would prefer not to.
The kits will be available in a special shop update on Wednesday July 20th at 8pm (GMT+1). There will be the usual shop preview beforehand, so you can browse the selection of colourways. Tony is dyeing them in batches of 5, so they are limited editions.