Hello all, dare I say it feels a bit autumnal again? As much as I love the heat, autumn (or fall for some of you!) brings Sweater Weather!! But, not just sweaters; shawls, hats, mitts… all the things it was too hot for over the summer. Have you started any winter projects yet?
Our most recent update went live on Thursday the 1st of October and was a bumper update of Keld Fingering. There is still a wonderful selection of colourways and plenty to choose from! Keld Fingering is a blend of Superwash extrafine Merino with linen and although it is a relatively new yarn it has been so popular! We love it for lighter tops as it is soft enough for next to skin wear. But it also works brilliantly in shawls and other projects. The linen takes the colour differently to the wool and so the finished fabric has a marled effect especially in the darker colourways. Laetus by Padma Ramesh is a beautiful shawl made using this yarn and we included the Lagoon colourway used by Padma in this update. Laetus, which means both “joyful” and “successful,” is a crescent shawl in all-over lace and the pattern is available on PayHip. The images show Keld Fingering in Summer Petals and Flowering Currant
Last week we had another bumper update which was an ECY classic. Titus 4ply is a blend of superwash extrafine merino with mulberry silk and it is ideal for all sorts of projects, from shawls to garments and everything in between. The silk adds shine and strength to the lovely soft merino. There is still a great selection available for you to choose from. The images show Titus 4ply in Cottage Garden and Coppice.
With normal activities a bit limited by the renovations at ECY Shedquarters we have had more time to focus on a few other tasks, including a focus on patterns. The Colour Pop Cowl by Tracey Todhunter was initially published in Inside Crochet issue 125. We love the simple but effective use of Yarnlings™ that give this cowl its name. Tracey has very kindly allowed us to release this pattern as a FREE digital download for our wonderful customers! 😍 You can find the pattern and a number of yarn packs available on the website.
Continuing our focus on patterns, we have been working on updating the Brigg hat pattern and it has been re-released with some brand new samples. If you have previously purchased this pattern you will have received the most recent version automatically in your inbox. If you had previously purchased it on Ravelry but now are not able to use the site send us an email and we can send the revised version in a different way.
This cosy hat uses wonderfully soft chunky yarn. A striking cable runs from the brim to the crown, creating a bold feature that is easy to knit and perfect for knitters newer to cables. One size and two fit options, beanie and slouchy, make this easy knit the perfect chunky hat for a quick knit, or a last minute gift. Knit the beanie option and you will have enough yarn left from your single skein for an optional pompom. The pattern is available as a digital download on our website and we have plenty of chunky yarn to choose from with some more coming soon!
We just love Helda Panagary! I’m sure that you already know that if you have been following us for a while. This month’s issue of Inside Crochet saw the start of Helda’s new monthly column and we are so thrilled for her. Helda also has a new design in the issue, the Transference shawl. It is made using a Clematis fade set of Rosedale 4ply mini skeins. Frustratingly we weren’t able to have these ready in time for the release of the magazine but they are coming VERY soon. We included Carlisle Fingering mini skein fade sets in this weeks update and Rosedale 4ply mini skein fade sets will be coming next week! You can buy a print copy of the magazine in the usual places and it is also available in a digital format online. For more information of how to get a copy of the magazine head to the Inside Crochet website.
I told you we had been busy with pattern related items! Following a query about my Daydreamer Socks pattern, I decided it was time to revisit it and bring it up to date with how I would currently write a pattern (compared to how I used to write them!). It has a few updates to clarify the instructions, and some new pictures.
Newsletter subscribers will get the revised version when they sign up. If you have purchased this pattern on Ravelry or the ECY website you will also be receiving a separate email with a download link for the revised pattern.
Woop woop, this is not a drill!! Milburn DK in Althaea is back in stock after a long absence due to COVID-19 related production issues. It is now available to buy on the website. Stocks of some other Milburn DK colours are also very low with a few batches in the later stages of production. We are hoping to have more to add to the website over the next few weeks.
Do you find it difficult choosing colours to put together in projects? This is something we hear quite often and so to help you out we have added a new collection in flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/edencottageyarns/collections/72157716005851798/). The collection is Colour Combinations and within it are albums containing images of two, three, four, five, six and seven colour combinations. So if you find a shawl project that needs four colours and don’t know where to start, check out the Four Colour Combination album. The images have yarn and colourway information so that you know what colours you are looking at. I hope you find it useful! We will be adding to these albums regularly so do keep checking back! We do also have a blog post about how to make the most of flickr and it has been updated to include this exciting new collection.