June 1, 2021

Bumper Keld Fingering update!

Hooray! The sun has finally started shining here at ECY Shedquarters and I am so ready for it! Flowers are coming through, the birds are singing (so loud!), and I had my first Covid jab at the weekend. All this positivity really helps get the creative juices flowing and I am excited to bring you lots more lovely yarn. There’s nothing nicer than sitting in the shade on a sunny day and working on the latest project. 😍

Our next update will be going live on the website on Wednesday 2nd June at 3 p.m. UK time and will be Keld Fingering, our Merino linen singles yarn. We have been blown away by how popular this yarn is and the last update sold so quickly that we had to bring you more. And when I say more, I do mean an absolute mountain of it! I am *so* excited to unleash this lot!

You can find the update album on our flickr containing all the update colourways (there are quite a few!!). You can find an Introduction to Keld Fingering and our Keld Fingering Project and Pattern inspiration blog post on our new Yarn Specific Blog Posts Index. This is a fab new page which lists all the blog posts that are related to individual yarns. On the subject of blog posts, we have separated our posts out into four categories to make it easier to find what you are looking for. I have already mentioned the Yarn Specific Blog Posts, we also have FAQs, Shedcast Show Notes and ECY News which covers everything that doesn’t fit under any other category! Just click on the Blog heading in the main menu on the website to find links to all the blog sections.

Have you seen my latest new pattern? Riverside Walks is a large asymmetric triangular shawl combining fluffy garter stitch with sparkly lace sections which fade along the shawl. The pattern is available on our website and on Payhip but we have closed our Ravelry store. The pattern uses two skeins of Lowther Lace in Riverside with a Rosedale 4ply mini skein fade set in Ash but you could use a single 100g skein of any 4ply/fingering weight instead of the fade set. Our testers did a fantastic job in helping get this pattern ready to release and you can see some of these in our Riverside Walks blog post (in the ECY News section).

A few months ago we opened a preorder for hand-carved sheep, cows and shawl pins from Wood Works Crando. They are now finished and in transit from Japan! All of these have excited homes to go to but we are hoping to run another pre-order in the next few months. If you would like to find out as soon as the new preorder goes up drop us an email to info@edencottageyarns.co.uk and we will add you to the list.

May 28, 2021

Sturdy & Stylish: Meet Karst

  • A twisted hank of gray yarn.

Karst made its official debut at the Indie Spotlight show earlier this month. Now it’s available to everyone — along with a new sock pattern to boot!

Karst is a sport-weight yarn made from a blend of white Cheviot sheep wool (the fiber traditionally used in kilt socks) and stormy Huacaya alpaca fleece.

Like all our yarn, the fiber is undyed. The whisper gray color comes directly from the fiber itself. The yarn’s namesake is a nod to karst landscapes, which are common here in Central Texas, and dominated by light gray limestone.

Karst is a great sock yarn, with a sturdy, medium feel that is still soft enough for next-to-skin wear. In fact, as soon as I got this yarn back from the mill, I asked Alissa Barton of the Knitting Fairy if she would be interested in whipping up a sock pattern just for Karst! The result is the Barn Sock, a thick and snug sock that’s great when you want some extra padding along with extra warmth.

The pattern requires two skeins of Karst and is available on RavelryRavelry.

May 26, 2021

Christmas in July Advent Kit

KITS STILL AVAILABLE

What to know:

– With the purchase of this kit you will receive 12 individually-wrapped gifts of DK yarn and notions (plus some extra treats)
– You open one gift a day for the first 12 days of July
– Included in the kit is a pattern (knit or crochet) that uses the yarn in the kit. Knit pattern is being designed by Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles. Crochet patter is being designed by Emily Davies of Hooked Hazel.
— Theme: Hawaiian Christmas: colors inspired by pictures
– Presale – order before May 17th to save 10% code: INDIE10
– Kit price $115.00 Valued over $135.00

Email us by clicking the Contact Vendor box if you have any questions.

May 21, 2021

Stripes in Space MKAL

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

This is a Fiber Coven MKAL. The pattern is available to Fiber Coven Patreon members for $5 exclusively it is $10 for non Fiber Coven Patreon members. You only need to join the Coven for one month to get the exclusive price.

Inspired by fashions from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, this modular shawl is the perfect accessory for a hyperspace journey. The shape is a take on a triangle shawl but uses modular techniques to show off a self striping yarn and make the shape easier to wear. Grab a coordinating tonal, solid, or speckle yarn to pair with your self striping yarn and create an out of this world shawl. The shawl features a clean modern look that would be at home on any starship.

Pre-Order the pattern here

Fiber Coven exclusive coupon here

If you do not want to use Ravelry, email fibercoven@gmail.com with the subject link MKAL and we will get you set up with a PayPal invoice and you will receive pattern clue updates via email!

Yarn:
Fingering Weight in 2 colors
C1 Solid/Tonal/Speckle: 460 yds / 420 m
C2 Self Striping: 460 yds / 420 m
Sample shown in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock in Ghost Crew and Spectre 5.

Yarn Color Tips:
The sample shawl uses a coordinating skein that is the same color as one of the stripes in the self striping. It will look good whether you do this or choose a totally separate color! It will also work with either high contrast or low contrast pairs.

Needles:
US 4/3.5 mm 50”/135 cm circular needle

Gauge:
24 stitches x 36 rows = 4” in stockinette, unblocked

Notions:
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Markers

Clue Release Dates
Clue 1 – June 1st
Clue 2 – June 8th
Clue 3 – June 15th
Clue 4 – June 22nd
Clue 5 – June 29th

Full pattern will be released in a single PDF on July 1st, 2021. Pattern will retail for $7 to all on this date.

Accessibility Note:
All videos include auto generated YouTube captioning.

May 8, 2021

Christmas in July Advent Kit

A collage with Santa on a beach and a Christmas tree under a palm tree.

KITS STILL AVAILABLE

What to know:

– With the purchase of this kit you will receive 12 individually-wrapped gifts of DK yarn and notions (plus some extra treats)
– You open one gift a day for the first 12 days of July
– Included in the kit is a pattern (knit or crochet) that uses the yarn in the kit. Knit pattern is being designed by Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles. Crochet patter is being designed by Emily Davies of Hooked Hazel.
— Theme: Hawaiian Christmas: colors inspired by pictures
– Presale – order before May 17th to save 10% code: INDIE10
– Kit price $115.00 Valued over $135.00

Email us by clicking the Contact Vendor box if you have any questions.

April 26, 2021

Make a Summer Clutch and More with Kaolin

  • Two hands hold up a white woven clutch.

Our yarn Kaolin is a killer weaving yarn. Case in point: the Gothfarm Yarn Summer Clutch.

The woven clutch’s simple, repeating chevron motif brings out Kaolin’s natural luster, which comes from a generous quantity of undyed, natural white Lincoln Longwool sheep locks.

The Longwool locks also give the yarn a rugged feel. This makes the clutch a sturdy, hardwearing item that works as an on-the-go bag or a more formal accessory. The Longwool is blended with Tunis sheep wool, which helps smooth out the yarn while imparting a warm, ivory white hue.

The pattern for the woven clutch is available in our online shop, and available for FREE with purchase of at least one skein of Kaolin. Just add everything to your cart and enter code “Clutch” at checkout.

Not a weaver? Kaolin is still a great option for harder-wearing knit and crochet projects, such as CJ Johnson’s Cassie Wristlet (Ravelry link).

No matter the project, keep Kaolin in mind for accessories where texture, sturdiness and, of course, eye-catching looks, are part of the plan!

April 22, 2021

The perfect base for spring & summer projects

  • Skeins of bright pink, blue, orange and green yarn.

50% Cotton 50% Superwash Merino is the perfect base for spring and summer knit or crochet projects.

We have made several projects using this yarn.

Picture #1 is shown with our directional stitch markers and cast on makers. Colors – Strawberry, Blue Raspberry, Saffron, Jolly Rancher, Pistachio

Picture #2 Colors Jaw Breaker, Alabaster, Frolic, Candy Necklace, Galaxy

Picture #3 Minimalist Cotton Tee by Minimalist Knitting – Color Galaxy

Picture #4 Streamline Tank by Alexandra Tavel – Color Jolly Rancher

April 22, 2021

Bridgerton Mystery Boxes

It has been whispered to This Author that Forbidden Fiber Co. has been seen shamelessly promoting their new mystery box inspired by that dreadful Bridgerton family. It was quite the topic of conversation at Lady Danbury’s ball last night. The Ambitious Mamas were dismayed to see their daughters huddled together, discussing the merits of knit versus crochet options, or perhaps even cross stitch, instead of filling their dance cards with determined bachelors. It is rumored that Afifa Knits designed the knit project, and Connie Lee Lynch the crochet project. Leann Ross, the proprietress of Forbidden Fiber Co, designed the cross stitch design.

While This Author understands the excitement, she believes the lack of suitors coming to call next week will be disappointing, especially to those misses who are already in their second and third seasons. It is recommended that you purchase your mystery box today, before all of London society descends upon the shop and they sell out.

Lady Whistledown Society Papers
April 22, 2021

Sucker Punch Shrug – A New Infinitely Sizable Garment Pattern!

I’m so happy to share my first self-published garment pattern the Sucker Punch Shrug! This pattern is infinitely sizable so you can make it for any size human from small child through any plus sized adult.

Save $1 now through 4/28/21 to celebrate the release of the Sucker Punch Shrug!

Play with two colors of yarn to create a bold garment. It is the perfect layering piece to add to your wardrobe so you can glow with the warmth that only comes from wearing a handmade piece. This loose fitting shrug is easy to throw over any outfit. The goal of this shrug was to create a garment that was approachable to all knitters. Newbie knitters don’t need to be intimidated by this simple construction, and can even skip the lace detail and i-cord edge if they want to keep it super basic. Experienced knitters can enjoy a quick interesting lace panel and then relax for some mindless flat garter stitch.

Photo tutorials are provided showing exactly where to pick up stitches for the unique construction.

Yarn:
Fingering Weight see pattern listing for yardage estimates
Yarn shown in photos is Lolabean Yarn Co. Bean Sprout in Purple Nurple and Knuckle Sandwich

La Bandanita – A lightweight cowl perfect for spring!

  • A woman wears a gray and white mosaic bandana.

My 4-year-old daughter has recently fallen in love with the rodeo, especially calf roping (despite having never been on a horse — something that I need to fix!).

Growing up, horses were my passion — I would muck stalls all day if that meant I got to hang out in the stables! It’s so fun to see that reflected in her interests.

This lightweight mosaic cowl is perfect for anyone wanting to get in touch with their cowgirl, bandit, bank robber, you-name-it side!

Mosaic or slip stitch knitting makes colorwork a breeze, only one color is used at a time! This pattern comes with two options (you will get both!): a lightweight two-color fingering weight version, or a slightly warmer three-color DK-weight version.