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  1. Mini Skein Love

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    Mini skeins are wonderful things. It’s the colour that makes them magical, and the fun of seeing unexpected combinations work beautifully.

    Mini skeins in BFL Masham

    We’ve made it a little easier to find the perfect mini skeins by giving them their own section in the shop. This means you can see all of the mini skeins we have in stock or search by yarn base.

    Mini skeins in Britsock

    If you’re looking for a new pattern idea for mini skeins then Maddie Harvey is running a KAL for several of her designs. You can find the details here. There are also lots of ideas on Maddie’s instgram feed – find that here.

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    Take me to the mini skeins

  2. Colour Combinations for Westknits Starflake Shawl

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    Putting colours together is one of the best bits of my job. I love combinations that aren’t immediately obvious. Sometimes picking out skeins for an order lets me look at two colours and see how well they look together. Other times it’s seeing the colours in a different context – I’m loving red and bright pink after seeing that combination on Strictly Come Dancing.

    When I picked colours for the WestKnits Starflake shawl I wanted something that would be bright. It’s gets pretty grey over the winter and I appreciate a pop of colour.

    Starflake Shawl in Hydrangea and Marigold Britsock

    I know that picking colours can be tricky and there’s no doubt it’s easier when the yarn is in front of you. So I’ve put together five combinations which would work for the Starflake shawl or any project where you want some contrast.

    I’ve picked yarns from the Britsock range just to keep it a little simpler.

    Coal and Pearl Britsock

    Black and white would be very striking but I prefer something a little less stark. Using coal which has paler sections with pearl still gives lots of contrast (and it’s a little easier to work with than pure black)

    Hyacinth and Geranium Britsock

    There’s something very summery about these colours – and I love them together. I can imagine picking this colour combination up in winter and enjoying how cheerful it is.

    Rose and Wisteria Britsock

    This combination is ever so pretty, but with enough punch in the pink to keep it interesting.

    Marigold and Hydrangea Britsock

    These are the colours I chose – so I thought it would be nice to show them in the same way as the other colour combinations.

    Blackened Turquoise and Blackened Yellow Britsock

    I love moody colours – and these could be the perfect striped sweater as well as a stunning shawl.

    Ready to pick your own colours?

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