Here in the UK and across Europe, temperatures are soaring and we know from personal experience that the last thing you want to be working with is thick, heavy yarn. We have the perfect antidote for that in our next update, which will be taking place at 7pm (UK time) on Friday 5th July and will feature Titus Lace. Titus Lace is a beautiful, shimmery, soft and smooth 2ply laceweight. The merino is superwash (although we recommend you handwash anything made in laceweight yarn) and together with the silk content creates great stitch definition and a fabric with great drape.
Friday 5th July also sees the release of part two of the Four Seasons Collection, our collaboration with Jaya (@jayalakshmimh on Instagram). The Sun and Shower shawl is a circular shawl knit from the centre outwards using Titus Lace in new colourway Sunrise. Members of the subscription club have already been sent their boxes containing a printed copy of the pattern, the yarn required for the design plus a few specially selected goodies. In the update we will also have individual boxes for this design and copies of the printed pattern available on the website. Subscriptions to the club are also still open and if you sign up now you will receive both the Echoing Green and the Sun and Shower boxes now and then the Autumn and Winter boxes will be sent to you ahead of their respective pattern releases. Four more information about the collection head over to our Blog and search Four Seasons.
We have an exciting new page on the website which showcases all the beautiful pattern designs we have been involved with. It can be accessed from the Blog drop down menu at the top of the website, just click on the Design Collaborations link which features at the top left of the drop down menu. On the page you will also find links to the patterns and ways to follow the designers.
Over the summer we are doing things a bit differently with smaller but more frequent updates. Last week saw one of these mini-updates featuring Oakworth DK, our New Zealand Polwarth yarn. There is still a lovely selection of colourways available on the website so check them out before they go! We love this yarn but feel it can be overlooked for the better known Merino and BFL based yarns. If you would like to find out more about the incredible Polwarth sheep from which our Oakworth DK comes, enter Polwarth into the Blog search to find our blog post about them.