May 16, 2019

Hands up for sparkly yarn!!

  • A set of five skeins of purple yarn with sparkles.

Here at ECY Shedquarters we love the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place every year. We take the opportunity to get together with friends for good food, a few drinks and most importantly some awesome (and some not so awesome?!) music. What better way to celebrate this spectacular camp-fest than with some fabulous sparkly yarn! Our next update is mostly dedicated to Nateby 4ply with a great selection of full 100g skeins, individual 20g skeins and five mini skein fade sets. The fade sets start with one of our popular colourways and fade through to another colourway. The set in the pictures is Black Magic Rose to Rust, but we also have Stonecrop to Compost among others.

The update goes live on Tuesday 21st May at 8 p.m. (UK time) so set those alarms! Also in the update is an ECY classic, Bowland DK, which is our 100% superwash British Bluefaced Leicester yarn. If you prefer 4ply/fingering-weight yarns, you will still find a great selection of Bowland 4ply on the website from our last update.

We are closed on Friday 17th and Monday 20th May so orders placed will be processed after we come back on Tuesday 21st May. We ship worldwide and our shipping costs can be found on the Shipping Info page of our website which you can find a link to in the website footer.

April 11, 2019

We have two exciting new yarns for you!

  • Light pink yarn.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival is starting to feel like a distant memory, but it was so great to get the chance to meet so many lovely people from all around the world. Thank you to everyone who did come and say hello to us and to those who couldn’t make it this year we hope to see you at a future event.

We are back to work with an update to tell you about and two exciting new yarns:

The first is available on the website now and is called Askham Aran. This soft, dreamy yarn is such a joy to work with and wear — it creates a warm, fluffy, and drape-y fabric which can feel heavy to work with but is still lovely and light to wear. The gentle sheen shows through the alpaca fluff, meaning that stitch definition is not crisp but is still visible. The yarn is the same luscious blend of baby alpaca and silk that is also be found in Askham Lace and Askham 4ply and we have a number of our signature colourways available to choose from. It has undergone rigorous testing (knitting and crochet) and the whole ECY team adores the combination of shine and warmth. It also definitely passed the squish test with everyone who tried it at Edinburgh!! You can find our finished projects on Raverly here.

Our next update will take place at 8 a.m. (UK time) on Monday 15th April and will include Titus DK, Pendle Chunky and our second BRAND NEW yarn, Hayton DK. Hayton DK, like its 4ply counterpart, is a beautiful mix of smooth, bouncy Merino, a little nylon to make it more hard wearing and a dash of Cashmere for the ultimate luxury. It knits with both bounce and drape in equal measure — using larger needles and a lacy pattern creates drape, whilst smaller needles and a closer stitch type creates a nice warm, cosy fabric. The mix of fibres combines the best of both worlds. We have also tested this yarn and can confirm it is every bit as lovely as the 4ply version. Our finished knit and crochet projects using this yarn can be viewed on Ravelry here.

With all this focus on the new yarns, you would be forgiven for thinking the other yarns in the update are purely filler, but you would be so wrong! Titus DK is a beautiful and subtle yarn. It is a very luxurious blend of Superwash Merino and mulberry silk. The silk gives it a gorgeous shine (especially in dark or rich colours). It is ideal for all sorts of projects, from gloves to garments and everything in between. It washes well in the machine, and the silk gives it strength so it can take a lot of use.

Pendle Chunky is a smooshy, soft, warm, bouncy and smooth Superwash Merino yarn, which has great stitch definition, making it perfect for a wide variety of projects. We particularly love it in hats and cowls, although its next-to-skin softness makes it just as good in sweaters.

February 28, 2019

Two subscriptions and an update!

You would be forgiven for thinking that in the run up to Edinburgh Yarn Festival here in the UK we might be focusing solely on that, but here at ECY Shedquarters we had other ideas! So this week we have LOTS to share with you including the latest round of signups to our monthly yarn club, an exciting collaboration and our usual website update.

Most exciting for us is the next stage of our relationship with Jaya (aka Jayalakshmi – @jayalakshmimh on Instagram) in the form of a very special collaboration, the Four Seasons Collection subscription. Four Seasons is a collection of four shawls/wraps inspired by Jaya’s love for simple and meaningful poetry, by some of her favourite poets. Each poem and the associated design celebrate the season while also conveying a deeper meaning and philosophy of life.

For each design we will be preparing a parcel which will include; the pattern; the yarn required; a packet of tea; and other goodies. Payment is made for the whole collection up front and then subscribers can sit back and wait to receive their quarterly kits in time for the release of the pattern. To sign up head to our website at 7 p.m. UK time on Friday 1st March but please be aware that numbers are limited.

Also going live on the website on Friday at 7 p.m. UK time is the next round of signups for our monthly exclusive yarn subscription club, The Potting Shed. Sign up for three or six months to receive a monthly parcel containing a skein of 4ply/fingering yarn in an exclusive OOAK colourway, a soap/skincare product and a postcard showing the inspiration for the colourway. The Potting Shed has been running for six months now and we have been able to offer more slots so make sure to head to the website to check it out. Sign ups will stay open until 31st March or until all slots have been filled!

Last, but most certainly not least, is our next update which will be live on the website on Sunday 3rd March at 1 p.m. UK time and will be Oakworth 4ply which is our 100% Superwash NZ Polwarth wool yarn. Oakworth 4ply is a gorgeous, crisp, bouncy and smooth yarn, which has great stitch definition. It is perfect for socks, being hardwearing, but also perfect for shawls, hats, fingerless mitts, cardis, sweaters and more. We have a great selection to choose from in the update including some of our newer variegated/dappled colourways alongside the signature muted ECY palette of semisolids. After this our next update will be our Post-EYF stock update which will take place in early April.

Happy Shopping!

February 14, 2019

Marvellous Merino in many forms

Our next hand-dyed yarn update goes live on our website, www.edencottageyarns.com, on Saturday 16th of February at 8 p.m. UK time. Yarns included will be: Pendle 4ply and Pendle Chunky (both 100% Superwash Merino), Brimham 4ply minis (85% Superwash Merino, 15% nylon) and Nateby 4ply rainbow 🌈 minis (75% Superwash Merino, 20% nylon, 5% silver Lurex).

Pendle 4ply is a gorgeous, smooshy, soft, bouncy and smooth superwash merino yarn, which has great stitch definition. It is perfect for a wide variety of projects, although may be too soft for socks (or you may want to reinforce heels and toes with nylon thread held alongside the yarn).

Pendle Chunky is a smooshy, soft, warm, bouncy and smooth superwash merino yarn, which has great stitch definition making it perfect for a wide variety of projects, especially those winter woollies.

Brimham 4ply is a soft and bouncy sock yarn. The extrafine Merino Wool is the same quality as you will find in our other Merino-blend yarns with the addition of nylon making it especially hard wearing if it’s going to be well-worn and washed a lot. It’s great for a really wide range of projects, especially socks, and being machine washable (at 40 degrees or less) makes it very practical. This update consists of mini skeins of Brimham 4ply which are ideal for adding contrast colours to projects or for those times that a full skein is too much (apparently this is a thing…🤷‍♂️).

Also in this update we have sparkly rainbow sets of our Nateby 4ply mini skeins, which have been used in the Rainbow Smiles Sweater pattern by Dora. These would be perfect for any multicoloured project with the subtle sparkle adding an extra touch of luxury while also being highly practical owing to the nylon content.

All the colours available in the update will be posted in the Facebook event page and a Flickr album so that you can plan your purchases. We have something for everyone, so don’t hesitate as yarns can sell very quickly.

January 31, 2019

A DK yarn update and a sale from Eden Cottage Yarns

The latest update went live on our website on Thursday 31st January. Yarns included are Pendle DK and Bowland DK so you get to choose between 100% superwash merino or 100% superwash bluefaced leicester. At the time of writing there is stock available in a beautiful selection of colourways so head to the home page of the website.

While you are on the website make sure you check out the stock included in our Yarnuary sale (that’s totally a thing, right?!). We decided it was time to have a bit of a clear out and so are offering 15% off the price of selected yarns on the website when you use the discount code 15YARNUARY2019. This cannot be used in conjunction with the free shipping offer. Yarns from the most recent updates are not included in the sale and we have not yet decided how long the sale will last so get your purchases in sooner rather than later!

January 10, 2019

Sunday shop update

Our next hand dyed yarn update goes live at 1 p.m. UK time on Sunday 13th January.

It will consist of Hayton 4ply in a selection of variegated and semi-solid colourways. Hayton 4ply is a beautiful mix of smooth, bouncy merino, a little nylon to make it more hard wearing, and a dash of cashmere for the ultimate luxury. It knits with both bounce and drape in equal measure – using larger needles and a lacy pattern creates drape, whilst smaller needles and a closer stitch type creates a nice warm, cosy fabric.

As always, our updates can sell out really quickly so please just be aware that there might be a lot of competition for skeins and you’ll need to be quick on the day. I don’t want to panic you, it’s just something to be aware of!

As a reminder, we ship worldwide.

December 13, 2018

The last ECY hand dyed yarn update of 2018

This update goes live on our website on the 14th of December at 7 a.m. UK time. Yarns included will be: Titus 4ply (75% Superwash Merino, 25% mulberry silk) and sparkly Nateby 4ply minis (75% Superwash Merino,20% nylon, 5% silver Lurex).

All the colours are posted in the Facebook event page for you to plan your purchases; look out for our colour combination and knit/crochet project inspiration posts, too. For those not on Facebook we do also have a flickr album of all the update yarns.

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As always, our updates can sell out really quickly so please just be aware that there might be a lot of competition for skeins and you’ll need to be quick on the day. I don’t want to panic you, it’s just something to be aware of! Just a little reminder that we do ship worldwide.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group, The ECY Garden and share both your haul and your projects with us!

November 22, 2018

Don’t forget international small businesses on Saturday!

We may not celebrate Thanksgiving here across the pond but the Black Friday weekend is now huge for us too. The principles behind Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday affect companies around the world, especially us a small online retailer.

Our next update is on Wednesday 28th November at 7 a.m. (UK time) and it will be super soft Pendle Chunky. This yarn is smooshy, warm, bouncy and smooth superwash merino, which has great stitch definition making it perfect for a wide variety of projects and perfect for winter hats, gloves and scarves.

For the crocheters amongst us there is exciting news from our good friends and fellow small business, The Crochet Project. They have another shawl MCAL starting on 26th December and the design is called Echo Chamber. You can find all the details on Ravelry but to get you excited for it, we have written a blog post about how Eden Cottage Yarns could be used alongside some colour combination suggestions.

Don’t forget that we ship worldwide!

November 15, 2018

New pattern releases and yarn to match!

We have been very busy over the last few months at ECY Shedquarters. The culmination of this hard work has been the release of two new patterns for sale on our website and on Ravelry.

First up is the Laverton shawl. This sumptuously soft shawl is a delight to knit, pairing three of our favourite yarns to create a beautiful wearable piece. The delightful halo of Eldwick lace adds a touch of luxury to this pretty accessory and the splash of Nateby adds the perfect amount of sparkle. The third yarn used in the shawl is Carlisle Fingering, although any of our 4ply/fingering weight yarns would be suitable. We have put together some suggested colour combinations for this shawl which you will find on the home page of our website.

The second pattern release is the Gatekeeper cowl. This is a simple, quick-knit cowl designed to make the most of a single skein of Pendle Aran. It uses a combination of 2×2 rib and an easy to memorise lace pattern. We have a lovely selection of colourways across our two aran weight yarns, Pendle Aran and Bowland Aran, with something for every taste. Just head to the Aran yarn section of the website to see them all.

After all this we are in need of a break and so are treating ourselves to a week’s holiday from Saturday 17th-Sunday 25th November. Orders can still be placed on the website but will not be processed until after our return on Monday 27th November. Responses to emails will also be delayed during this time. 20% of the value of orders placed during this week will be donated to a charity close to our hearts.

Did you know that we ship worldwide? Full details can be found on the Shipping Info page of our website.

August 23, 2018

Titus 4ply update coming up on 29th August!

Our next hand-dyed yarn update goes live on our website www.edencottageyarns.com on the 29th of August at 8 p.m. UK time.

Yarns included will be: Titus 4ply (75% Superwash Merino, 25% mulberry silk)

Titus 4ply is a lovely, luxurious blend of Superwash Merino and mulberry silk. The silk gives it a gorgeous shine as well as strength. It is ideal for all sorts of projects, from shawls to garments and everything in between. It washes well in the machine, and because silk gives it strength it can take a lot of use — it’s great for socks if you are unsure about pure wool yarns being hard wearing enough (just watch your tension so you don’t get drapey socks!).

All the colours will be posted in the Facebook event page and a flickr album for you to plan your purchases; look out for our colour combination and knit/crochet project inspiration posts, too.

As always, our updates can sell out really quickly so please just be aware that there might be a lot of competition for skeins and you’ll need to be quick on the day. I don’t want to panic you, it’s just something to be aware of!

**We ship worldwide**

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