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Latest news from ECY Shedquarters

It has been a busy few weeks here at ECY Shedquarters. Renovations are coming along nicely and the end is in sight! I am so looking forward to getting back to whatever classes as normal these days!! Even though the house is in chaos I have been managing to keep preparing lovely updates of yarn for you all. Over the last few weeks we have had updates of: Rosedale 4ply – our gold sparkly sock yarn in full skeins, mini skeins and mini skein fade sets for Helda Panagary’s Transference Shawl in this months issue of Inside Crochet. Pendle Chunky – super soft Merino in a selection of colourways that work well together as well as being beautiful on their own. This selection also works really well with the older batches on the website which are on sale to clear! We also have a great selection of Keld Fingering (merino/linen singles yarn) available from that update so there are plenty of yarns to choose from for any project. You can see all the update yarns plus our suggestions for colour combinations in flickr.

Over the next few weeks we have lots more for you and more still planned for the coming months! Almost ready to be added to the website we have Carlisle Fingering – our original merino singles yarn. After that we have Pendle Aran ready for those wintery makes and Nateby 4ply – our original silver lurex sparkle yarn. Plus we will soon have news of our Seasonal Stash Boxes to share with you and we are really excited about this one!!

Somehow Socktober took us by surprise this year although I do tend to start thinking about making socks in September so maybe that is why. Anyway… I know lots of you will be thinking about socks and so we have put our Sock Yarn category onto the homepage. In that collection you will find all the yarns that we class as proper sock yarns. By this I mean the yarns that are hard-wearing enough to withstand a lot of use and that it wouldn’t hurt too much to put through the wash (although I do really recommend hand washing any handmade items to be on the safe side!). Tempo 4ply and Brimham High Twist are my current favourites for socks but there are lots of other bases in the collection so do go take a look!

At the weekend I managed to record a new episode of The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast and you can find it (in two parts) on the Eden Cottage Yarns YouTube channel. With not having done one for a while I had a LOT to talk about so please do check it out!

In the Shedcast you may hear me mention Whitfell Chunky being on sale. I was a bit muddled (my brain is totally full of fluff!! 🤣) and got it confused with Whitfell DK which is on sale to clear with only the Ebony colourway left, but it got me thinking and I decided that we could have a flash sale on Whitfell Chunky too! Whitfell Chunky is 100% baby alpaca and is super soft and snuggly. For the rest of the month of October if you add Whitfell Chunky to your cart you will automatically receive a 10% discount on those items, no code is required. You can find a link to Whitfell Chunky near the top of the home page as well as in the Yarn menu. As always you can only use one discount on any order and so you will not be able to use the 100THANKS code for any orders which include Whitfell Chunky. This offer ends at midnight on Saturday 31st October UK time.

Our Milburn stock levels are finally getting back to normal, most colours are now available on both 4ply and DK with only Milburn DK in Steel still critically low. We are expecting new stock for this colour and a few others to arrive in the next few weeks!