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  1. I’ve been eyeing up the Visser sweater by Anna Maltz for quite a while. It’s got pretty much everything I want – stripes, interesting construction and masses of wearability.

    The one thing that’s stopped me casting on is that the yarn called for is a DK and what I really wanted was a lighter version of this.

    So when Anna and I were chatting about possible yarn support the idea of a 4ply version of this sweater came up – and I was thrilled. Our 4ply BFL, silk and alpaca is one of my favourite yarns and it’s going to make a luxurious garment that will wear well.

    If you follow Anna on Instagran (where she’s @sweaterspotter) you’ll have seen a photo of Anna in her Halvis sweater. It’s knitted in 4ply BFL, silk and alpaca in a navy blue and silver combination.

    You’ll need just 2 skeins each of 2 colours for sizes up to xs/s/m and 3 of each for sizes l/xl/xxl. The pattern should be ready early in the new year, so if you’re keen to get organised then you can use code BOXING20 to save 20% on the yarn.

    I know it’s not always the easiest thing to pick colours from a screen, so I’ve popped some combinations together for you.

    The code BOXING20 is valid on everything in the shop until 1800 on Sunday

  2. This week it’s all about luxury as there’s a whole rainbow of BFL, mulberry silk and alpaca.

    This yarn is custom spun for us in Yorkshire and it’s the most glorious thing to smoosh. You know that yarn that you pick up and don’t want to put down again because it feels so good? This is that yarn.

    Adding silk to the blend gives a gorgeous combination of drape and shine. This yarn begs to be made into wraps and shawls – and I’m making plans for a Visser sweater by Anna Maltz

    The yarns above will be added to the shop at 1900 on Friday 7th December. Make sure you check your newsletter for a special subscriber offer.

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