Hello all from a very frosty ECY Shedquarters. Our latest update is now live on the website and it is Bowland Aran! This is our Bluefaced Leicester Aran-weight yarn, so if you are a fan of British yarns this is the one for you! We have restocked with a variety of colours so you have plenty to choose from.
Despite the recent price increases, we have made the decision to keep Aran- and chunky-weight yarns cheaper to make those larger projects a bit more affordable, so we really hope that that helps. As a special extra we will also include a free print copy of Cardamom Rose by Thea Colman in with any orders of three or more skeins of any of our Aran yarns!
Since its debut, Bowland Aran has been really popular, being selected for a number of designs and chosen for many projects. You can see these in our Projects and Patterns blog post HERE. One of our favourites is the Woodbine sweater by Fiona Alice which you can find on LoveCrafts. This uses two colours of Bowland Aran with one colour of Eldwick Lace and we have a selection of yarn packs for this design on the website. We added a handful of batches of Eldwick Lace to the website for these packs so do check out the selection of these as well. The Bowland Aran restock means that we were also able to restock yarn packs for some of the Aran-weight designs in the Cat Knits book by Marna Gilligan. We have copies of the book available on the website and yarn packs for some designs. The Flippy Kitten Mittens and the Peeky Pom Pom Hat are both quick makes and an easy introduction to intarsia knitting.
Coming up very soon we will have a few batches of Bowland 4ply hitting the website to correlate with the release of the Snowdrop Sweater pattern from Zara Powter, aka LilyPurlDesign, which is available on Etsy now. Shortly after that we will also have a new Aran-weight yarn, Brimham Aran, which is extrafine Merino with nylon. This is a lovely soft yarn but with the added durability that comes from nylon. Looking further forward, January will see a bumper mini skein update which features ALL the mini skeins in our range! So although we have now passed the last recommended postage dates for arrival before Christmas there is a lot more to look forward to. If you are stuck for last minute gifts we do have digital pattern downloads and gift cards which are delivered to your inbox automatically, even when we are closed!
We will be closed from Friday 22nd December, through until Monday 9th January so orders placed over the festive period will not be sent until after we are back in the new year.