Hello from ECY Shedquarters! Monday is our last public holiday for a little while. As nice as it is to have long weekends it is quite disruptive. So as a thank you for your patience with us through May we are offering a sitewide 10% discount until the end of Monday. You don’t have to enter a code, just add the products to your cart and the discount will be applied automatically. We will be closed on Monday 29th May and so orders will be processed after we get back to work on Tuesday 30th May and shipped the day after.
We have added two new blog posts this week. First is an interview with Hanna Gough of Germander Cottage Crafts. Hanna is a wonderful knit and crochet designer and we wanted to find out a bit more about her. You can find the interview in the Interviews section of our blog. This is actually perfectly timed as Hanna has a new pattern being released today. Flock Socks are made using Oakworth 4ply and feature a dutch/square heel and memorable stitch repeats. The pattern is worked from the cuff down, with a grafted toe and is written in three sizes. You can find Oakworth 4ply on our website and the pattern on Hanna’s website. Hanna will also be hosting a CAL for her upcoming design, the Beyond cardigan. Beyond is a simple cardigan which is ideal for people wanting to start making crochet garments. The sample uses Keld Aran and it is stunning. You can find information about the CAL on Hanna’s website as well as on her Instagram.
The second new post on the blog is a Projects and Patterns post for Tempo 4ply, our original sock yarn. There are lots of fantastic ideas of how to use this great yarn and it has come at a great time as we have a big Tempo 4ply update in progress at the moment. So take a look and get planning your new projects ready for when the yarn goes live. You can find the post on our Yarn Specific Blog Posts Index along with all our other yarn specific blogs. These are a great resource if you would like to know more about a specific yarn or to find inspiration for how to use certain yarns.
There is also a new edition of The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast up on YouTube so please do go and check that out as well. I’ve tried to make sure this one is brief so it won’t take too long out of your day!
Following on from our Oakworth 4ply update we have restocked our Echoing Green shawl kits. Echoing Green is a two colour semicircular shawl, by Jaya of Apoorva Designs, knit using Oakworth 4ply in two shades of green. The design was part of the Four Seasons collection by Jaya which was inspired by classic poetry, with each poem and design embodying the spirit of a season. You can find all four patterns on our website, individually and as a bundle, alongside add-on kits and, when the yarns are available, we also have full kits.