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Merino and mohair in perfect harmony!

We just love the combination of a single ply with a beautiful mohair halo. It is soft, fuzzy, drapey but with a little bounce too (when worked at a tighter gauge in particular), and just a sheer delight to work with. We have tested it at a tighter gauge where it behaved well with firmness and bounce, up to a large loose gauge where it created a very light and soft fabric with drape. Do you love the effect of holding a mohair strand with a fingering weight yarn? Do you find it a bit fiddly and wish you could get the same effect in ONE yarn? If so this is the answer!

Coniston Fingering is an incredibly indulgent blend of the best quality fibres, extrafine Superwash Merino with Superkid Mohair spun as a singles yarn. Superkid Mohair refers to the finest and softest fibres obtained from the first shearing making this yarn even softer than our Eldwick Lace but with the versatility and stitch definition of Carlisle Fingering.

Can I just add that I know that people think these yarns aren’t good for sweaters, but I really do beg to differ – I’ve got sweaters made in singles Merino yarns which are still going strong after years of wear. They haven’t pilled, dropped, or fallen apart in any way. It’s all about choosing the best quality fibres and having them spun properly. 🙂

Our latest update featuring this exciting new yarn went live on Wednesday but we still have stock available in a selection of our signature semisolids alongside some variegated OOAK batches and seasonal specials. ❤️ Also included in the update and with stock still available we have Carlisle Fingering mini skeins which would make great stocking fillers or are perfect for adding colour to designs.

That is not all that has been going on at ECY Shedquarters as we also have been making preparations for our Seasonal Stash boxes. We wanted to do something really special and festive again this year, so have teamed up with some lovely people to offer you a one-off seasonal gift package (kind of like a one-off club month). What we do is start with one of Ellen Shek’s beautiful handmade project bags (made exclusively for this collaboration), and then I dye yarn inspired by the fabric she chooses, and we put them together in a box along with a pattern download code, some special Birdhouse tea, a specially-made Mahliqa Wire stitch/row marker, and usually some other festive treats (because we can’t resist getting other little bits to add in for you!). We wrap it all up so that it’s a pleasure for you to dig into, and put it in a box for shipping. We only have crochet boxes left so please remember that stocks are limited, and once they’re gone we can’t produce any more. The boxes will be shipped on or around the 6th December and so should make it to you before a certain date in December, if you get what I mean! ????