24.02.14

I’m delighted to announce some lovely new yarn bases.

Kirsten Sock

A light sock weight yarn, made from pure superwash merino, with a soft twist. 492 yards (450m) per 100g. Recommended needle size is 2.25mm (US 1). £13.20 (including VAT), £11.00 (excluding VAT) per 100g skein. (Regular Range)

Betsy DK

A dk weight yarn, made from superwash 70% Blue Faced Leicester wool, 20% silk, 10% cashmere, with a springy twist. 250 yards (230m) per 115g. Recommended needle size is 4mm (US 6). £15.60 (including VAT), £13.00 (excluding VAT) per 115g skein. (Regular Range)

Birgit Sport

A sports weight yarn, made from 80% superfine alpaca, 20% silk. 285 yards (260m) per 100g. Recommended needle size is 3.5mm (US 4). £14.40 (including VAT), £12.00 (excluding VAT) per 100g skein. (Regular Range)

Annabel DK

A dk yarn, made from 2 plies merino, 1 ply superwash merino, which creates a marled effect when dyed. 250 yards (225m) per 100g. Recommended needle size is 4mm (US 6). £13.20 (including VAT), £11.00 (excluding VAT) per 100g skein. (Occasional Range)

Zoe Aran

An aran weight yarn, made from 60% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 10% bamboo. 180 yards (165m) per 100g. Recommended needle size is 4.5mm (US 7). £14.40 (including VAT), £12.00 (excluding VAT) per 100g skein. (Occasional Range)

21.02.14

And this week’s preview is up!

With a different photo set up, and new lighting, the photos will look brighter than usual. I have done my best when editing to allow for this, but photos taken under artificial light will always present the colours more brightly and more saturated than when seen under natural light (especially in the dull Northern Hemisphere). I try to tread a balance between the two, by photographing under artificial light, but editing and writing the colour descriptions in natural light.

I strongly advise you to take the time to read the descriptions. Sometimes they contain important details about the colourway, that I was unable to show in the photo.

Don’t forget, this is the last update of mixed bases, before we switch to our new schedule of updates on March 1st. This is also the last of the stock of Antonia, Caitlin, Florence, and Patricia, for a good long while now (maybe even until autumn).

Also, we are revisiting the topic of your preference for the update time, and I would greatly appreciate your input. You can vote by clicking here.

13.02.14

This week’s preview is up! Packed full of lovely Spring shades, from soft delicate tints to bold cheerful colours. I hope it lifts your spirits, and helps you ignore the terrible weather we all seem to be enduring!!

11.02.14

Right then, so that you can plan ahead, here’s what’s coming up in the next few updates. We are going to have a range of yarn bases for both of the remaining updates in February, and then starting March 1st 2014, we will commence the new schedule, which I’ll list at the end of this post. Here are the bases you can expect in the next two updates.

February 15th 2014:

Diana Cobweb
Miranda Lace
Diana Heavy Lace
Gretchen Heavy Lace
Martha Sock
Robynn Sock
Sylvia Sock
Virginia Sock
Elinor Sport
Antonia DK
Caitlin Aran
Florence Aran
Patricia Aran

February 22nd 2014:

Diana Cobweb
Audrey Lace
Miranda Lace
Robynn Lace
Audrey Sock
Elinor Sock
Robynn Sock
Martha Sport
Francesca DK
Martha DK
Antonia DK
Caitlin Aran
Florence Aran
Patricia Aran

Then we start the new schedule:

March 1st 2014:

Lace Week (including cobweb, lace, and heavy lace, from the Regular Range)

March 8th 2014:

Sock Week (just sock weight, from the Regular Range)

March 15th 2014:

Heavy Week (including sport, DK, and aran, from the Regular Range)

March 22nd 2014:

Occasional Week (including bases in a range of weights, from the Occasional Range)

March 29th 2014:

Wildcard Week (you’ll have to wait and see what this one is!!)