This week’s shop preview is now up! But before you dash off to look at it, there are some important notes that I need to tell you:

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Orphan Updates, here’s what you need to know.

There are no photos or colour descriptions with orphans. 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. There are a few twins though, so you might.

Many of the skeins have been overdyed, so they are either dark or very saturated. But on the plus side, the colourways have that complexity and depth that you get from overdyed yarn. There are also a few lighter skeins that ended up as orphans for one reason or another. I’m very sorry, but we aren’t able to take requests for colour preferences, or anything like that.

Also, our clocks go forward on Saturday night, so the update will be at 7pm GMT+1, not GMT. Make sure you check what time that it is in your region!

Finally, this update sees the last of our stock of the following bases, which won’t come back into stock until the autumn:

Antonia DK
Caitlin Aran
Florence Aran
Patricia Aran

Okay, that’s all the formalities over with, now let’s see the yarn!


Next week’s update is our very first Wildcard Week!! So, we wanted to make it a particularly exciting one. This month also marks eight years of Posh Yarn! Wow!!!! So, an epic update seems justified……

The 30.03.14 update will be our first ever grand scale Posh Blow-Out Sale!!!

We’re clearing out the stock room, and there is So! Much! Yarn! Mostly heavier bases, but also some lighter ones. And lots of orphans too. Prices on everything will be at least 20% reduced, and some more than that.

I suspect this might be the craziest update ever! But it’s going to be a LOT of fun, for us, and hopefully for you too. Start cracking open those piggy banks!!


This week’s preview is up, and a particularly luscious one it is, too! We’re on Occasional Week, which includes a range of bases and weights, from our occasional range. As I mentioned yesterday, we’re also launching two new bases this week, Natasha Heavy Lace, and Zoe Aran. I think you are going to love them both. Here are some of my favourites from the week:


Madeleine Lace – All My Eye & Betty Martin


Dorothy Sock – Cockeyed Optimist howcouldibesnoringwheniwasntevenasleep

Zoe Aran – How Could I Be Snoring When I Wasn’t Even Asleep?


Madeleine Lace – I Married A Martian itisagoodshrubbery

Natasha Sock – It Is A Good Shrubbery


Natasha Heavy Lace, in (left to right) – Sweet Sue’s Society Syncopators, A Little Time For Golden Dreams, Good Red Herring peacockstalkingofthecolourgrey

Natasha Lace – Peacocks Talking Of The Colour Grey
(this week’s cover shot)


Pamela Sock – Practising My Gracious Loser Face thebandplayedon


Elinor Sock – The Band Played On


We’ve got two new bases for you this week!

Natasha Heavy Lace

A heavy lace weight yarn, made from 50% mulberry silk, 50% baby camel. 580 yards (530m) per 100g. £16.50 (including VAT), £13.75 (excluding VAT) per 100g skein.

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.


This week’s preview is up! We’re on Heavy-Weight week, and there’s three lovely new bases for you to try.

Here’s one of my favourites – it didn’t make front page, but it came a close second! This is Patricia Aran in It’s Not A Matter Of Time, It’s Just A Matter Of Timing.