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

August 14, 2018

Sock yarn update from Eden Cottage Yarns

Welcome to our next hand dyed yarn update!
This update goes live on our website on the 16th of August at 7 a.m. UK time.

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Yarns included will be: Brimham 4ply (85% superwash merino, 15% nylon) and Tempo 4ply (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon).

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.

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!

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

August 2, 2018

Early August Update

Welcome to our next hand dyed yarn update!

This update goes live on our website www.edencottageyarns.com at 7 p.m. UK time on Friday 3rd August.

**We ship worldwide**

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Yarns included will be: Bedale 4ply, Bowland 4ply and Harewood Fingering.

All the colours will be posted on the Facebook event page 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!

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

June 11, 2018

ECY Hand Dyed Yarn Update 14.06.18 – Pendle 4ply and more

Welcome to our next hand dyed yarn update!
News of our next hand dyed yarn update which goes live on our website www.edencottageyarns.com at 8pm UK time.
Yarns included will be: Pendle 4ply and Titus DK.

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).

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.

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December 10, 2015

An update from Eden Cottage Yarns

This month brings us the last ECY update for 2015, and lots of news for you.

First of all there’s the new hand dyed yarn — primarily Bowland DK (100% superwash British Bluefaced Leicester) and BFL Sock (also 100% superwash British BFL). Also look out for our gorgeous hand-carved shawl pins and sheep straight from our woodturner friend in Japan.

Next up, we’re having a sale on our lovely Askham 4ply — this baby alpaca/silk yarn is super-fine and soft, with 200m to each 50g ball and reduced by 25%, it’s a great oppurtunity to stock up on sweater quantities. Speaking of which, we also offer 10% off (automatically applied) when you purchase 500g or more of Milburn 4ply, Askham 4ply, Whitfell DK, or Whitfell Chunky. We thought it’d be helpful for those larger projects! This leads me to saying that we now have a limited quantity of the lovely Whitfell DK (100% baby alpaca) in Steel, and Whitfell Chunky (also 100% baby alpaca) in Natural and Steel. Look out for Maya’s Shawl by Justyna Lorkowska on Ravelry, as that is a beautiful new pattern which uses three 100g balls/skeins of Whitfell Chunky.

What else…? We now have five colours of our ever-popular Milburn 4ply (superwash British BFL/Silk) available in balls as well as skeins. We thought it would be great to be able to pick it up and cast on immediately — plus it looks neater!

Stuck for a gift for a knitting friend (or yourself)? Our Drift Collection books would be a great gift — it’s a pretty hefty tome, with plenty of patterns to choose from and lots of lush photography.

Finally, may I remind you that we offer free UK shipping on orders over £50 and free international shipping on orders over £100. Customers outside the EU — once you put your address in our website does also take the 20% UK sales tax off for you.

July 2, 2015

Scorchio! It’s a red-hot update from Eden Cottage Yarns, ready for all that glorious holiday knitting.

The monthly update from Eden Cottage Yarns will be live on 5th July 2015 at 1400 BST. It’s a bumper offering this month, with everything from Aisling kits through to beautifully hand carved wooden sheep and shawl pins, all the way from our master craftsman in Japan. Would you like a sneaky preview of what will be on offer? Walk this way!

First up, we have both the original combination of Ice and Rambling Rose on Titus 4ply (75% merino, 25% silk) in the Aisling Kits. The Aisling shawl was designed by Justyna Lorkowska for Edinburgh Yarn Festival and has been hugely popular since. Confession time: we’re a little Aisling-mad over here and have created a number of colour combinations over the past few updates, including the latest one, which is Whispering Grass and Hibiscus. This adds a more earthy edge to the romantic styling of the Aisling design and we love it. Of course, if you’d like to go wild and design your own colour combination, you can make it into a kit by purchasing the Aisling kit add-on.

If shawls are your thing, but you’d like some mindless summer knitting in the form of squishy, effortless garter stitch, we’ve also put together some limited edition Quadratic kits. This design was created by our own David O’Kelly and has been another popular shawl. Grab your ready-wound yarnling and main colour combinations or indeed use up special yarn leftovers in this versatile project. (Psst! We also have a handful of yarnling jars available. It’s JUST like being in a sweet shop!)

We almost died of cute when the latest shipment of hand-carved sheep, lambs and penguins arrived from Wood Works Crando in Japan. There are a variety of sheep breeds to choose from, including Herdwick and Suffolk, as well as little lambs to make your sheepy family complete! Also available are beautifully crafted wooden shawl pins, perfect for keeping your knitwear secure with rounded edges to prevent damage to delicates.

And as well as all that….

There’s a whole heap of Titus 4ply, BFL Sock and Oakworth 4ply (100% polwarth) in various shades from our standard range along with some new variations for you.

It’s a lot to remember, so if you’d like to be kept up to date (and receive a handy email reminder as the update goes live) you can sign up for our newsletter here.

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