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  1. Shop Update 24.05.18

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    Our Blue Faced Leicester and Masham yarn is one of my favourite yarn bases. I love the combination of softness and bounce. Laxtons (the mill who spin this wonderful stuff) have recently added ombre packs which show off 5 natural shades of wool.

    Bliss.

    The yarn is slightly finer than the 4ply BFL and Masham we’ve had before with 450 meters to each 100 gram skeins rather than 400. There’s so much bounce and loft in this yarn that the slight change feels like a lovely thing, and makes the yarn even better for garments and shawls.

    We’re going to start by selling this yarn is packs of five 100 gram skeins – so 500 grams and 1850 meters in total. That’s a sweater or an epic shawl.

    The top photo shows the undyed skeins (and we’ll be selling these), then the photos underneath are one of the undyed sets post dye bath.

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    These sets will be in the shop at 1900 on Thursday 24th May.

  2. On The Needles

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    When we started dyeing up the new mini skein sets I knew I wanted a special project to show them off.

    I’d admired Diagonapples by Anna Maltz, and it’s been in my queue of possible projects for a while.

    I wanted to use 3 sets of mini skeins

    So from start to finish the mini skeins will be knitted in this order.

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    This is a dream of a pattern to knit, as it’s very tempting to keep going and finish another stripe.

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    Here’s the beginning. Anna recommends that you finish ends as you go, and I did intend to do that. Instead I’ve set myself up for an hour or two of finishing.

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    Here’s a bit more detail of the bottom corner.

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    After a weekend with a lot of travel knitting I’m almost t the end of the 2nd set of mini skeins.

    If you’d like to make your own Diagonapples you can find the pattern here. You’ll find the mini skeins I’ve used here.

    I’ve already got a second version of this planned, this time with the colours mixed up rather than running in sequence.