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Today’s episode is a quick catch up about what I’ve been up to recently, ongoing and upcoming KALs, and my current WIPs. I also have a giveaway for tickets to a very cool festival coming up in Leeds. Today I’m in Ireland, visiting the first ever Woollinn festival in Dublin!

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Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

Show Links:

Woburn Safari Park

Kew Gardens

Leeds Wool Festival – 2nd of June 10am to 5pm in the Leeds Industrial Museum

Woollin Festival in Dublin –

Location: ALSAA Sports and Social Centre, Old Airport Road, Dublin Airport.
Marketplace: 10am to 5.30pm, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May 2018.
Workshops: Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May 2018.

Snowmelt Shawl MKAL 2017

Clark Socks by Jaclyn Salem

Clark Socks KAL in Brooklyn Knitfolk –  May 6 – July 8, WIPs are allowed.

Once Upon a Corgi

Voolenvine Yarns

Buy The Shawl Society Season III on Ravelry Here

La Bien Aimée 

TSS III Shawl #1 Yarn Blog Post #1

TSS III Shawl #1 Yarn Blog Post #2

TSS III Chat Thread Ravelry

 

The Impressionist MKAL is still running until the end of May, and our FO thread is filled to the brim with stunning shawls. Don’t forget to add yours for the chance to win a wonderful prize in the draw.

A Homespun House

Madeline Tosh

 

 

Membership for The Shawl Society Season III is now open on Ravelry, and we’re welcoming so many new and returning members. The anticipation has kicked into high gear and the yarn-choosing frenzy is truly underway!

I promised you some more yarn options, and here they are…it looks like some of our previous indie dyers have already sold out, so I’m happy to bring you this new batch! I’m so grateful to the marvelous indie dyers who have jumped in to offer some fabulous skeins that will be perfect for our first shawl. Because I know that shipping/customs and limited quantities can make it a challenge to track down your perfect yarn, it’s wonderful to have lots of dyers to choose from.


Once again, here are the yarn requirements for our first shawl:

Secret shawl hints:

  • This pattern has one size, and is knit in a fingering weight yarn.
  • I used singles because I love the drapey feel of the fabric, but any 4 ply/sock yarn would work perfectly.
  • This is a two-colour design, but would also look lovely in a single colour.

Yarn:

Yarn needed is fingering weight yarn, 3 skeins of 366m/400yds per 100g skein: for exact yardage used in sample see below.

I used:

La Bien Aimee; Merino Singles [100% superwash merino; 366m/400yds per 100g skein], 3 x 100g skeins,
Colour A: Curious Handmade x 2 skeins
Colour B: Shaela x 1 skein

Actual yarn amounts used for sample in a fingering weight single ply yarn:
Colour A: 155g, 568m/620yds
Colour B: 65g, 238m/260yds

Needles
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40″) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)


Seven Sisters Arts 

Another one for our US knitters! If you’ve been knitting with Curious Handmade for a while you’ll know that Karen from Seven Sisters Arts has contributed stunning yarn for several Shawl Society favourites, including the Aurorae and Amulet shawls.

For this shawl, she has created some earthy, misty colors on the theme of a secret garden on two different bases: Astrid, a lovely silk wool single, and Matrika, a two-ply wool/silk yarn. That silk content gives these yarns a fabulous sheen and drape. Karen told me that she had drawn inspiration from the natural colors of the stones, ivy and mosses on and around the walls themselves. The results are a dream:

Fields of Gold and Meadow on Astrid and Marsh on Matrika.
Meadow with Fields of Gold on Astrid
Fogbound with Mussel on Matrika.
Quartzite with Meadow on Astrid. 
Vireo with Quartzite on Matrika
Marsh with Fogbound on Matrika.

Seven Sisters Arts has a limited quantity of this yarn available in the “What’s New” section of their website now, and will be taking preorders, too!

Buy Seven Sisters Arts Yarn Here


Hedgerow Yarns

Back in the UK, Jane from Hedgerow Yarns has dyed a truly lovely skeins for this shawl in her Silky Twist base – 80% SW Merino – 20% Silk high twist – 100g 4ply – 365 metres. That gorgeous speckled pink colourway is called Enchanted Garden (swoon!) the beautiful creamy contrast colour is Pampas.

You can get your hands on this beautiful yarn by visiting the Hedgerow yarns Etsy shop. Jane will have an update on Thursday May 24th at 7pm London time.

Buy Hedgerow Yarns here (Thursday)


Olann 

I got to meet the lovely Jess from Olann at our Bath retreat and see her delicious yarn first-hand (and I’m excited to hang out with her again in Dublin at Woollinn this weekend!) I became an immediate fan. Her pairings three pairings for this shawl are full of joy and life, from the blossoming brights to the moody greens! All have been dyed on her lovely single ply base. Olann is based in Ireland, which makes for easy shipping in the UK and EU, and she has a flat worldwide shipping rate if you’re farther afield but fall in love.


Murmur and Lovers Lane
Ponderosa and Samhain

Quarry and Gunpowder

 

Olann is having a shop update with these pairings on Friday, May 25th, so you can snap up your skeins then!

Buy Olann Yarn here


Skein 

One of my favourite Australian dyers of all time, Kristen from Skein, has really outdone herself with all of these spectacular colour combinations! She has dyed up a storm on her Uptown Sock and MCN bases, and the results are so swoon-worthy:

The Skein Secret Garden Update will happen on the Skien Website Friday May 25 at 9am AEST (check out this fancy time zone converter to see when that is in your town!) She will be selling all the skeins separately so that you can put together your own combinations if you like!

Buy Skein Yarn here! (Friday)

 


We are so spoiled for choice thanks to all these amazing dyers. I’m so grateful that they took time out of their busy schedules to curate and create all of these wonderful skeins for us! Of course, we also have many intrepid stash-divers as members of The Shawl Society: I always adore seeing the creative combinations you come up with! I hope all of these lovely photos have provided some inspiration for you, no matter where you’re planning to find your yarn for this project.

Happy knitting!

Helen x

PS: Did all this yarn spark a deep desire to knit more shawls? Join The Shawl Society Season III here at the special early bird price (until May 31st)


Membership to The Shawl Society Season III is open today, and the yarn-choosing frenzy has begun! Anticipation and energy are running high, and I wanted to make sure that everyone has access to the information they need to pick the perfect skeins for our first shawl of the season. I’ve sent out several yarn hint emails over the past few weeks and now I’ll be posting all the details here on the blog for quick reference and for anyone who isn’t on the mailing list. (Not on the list and want to be among the first to get these kinds of emails? Join the Curious Handmade mailing list here!)


Secret shawl hints:

  • This pattern has one size, and is knit in a fingering weight yarn.
  • I used singles because I love the drapey feel of the fabric, but any 4 ply/sock yarn would work perfectly.
  • This is a two-colour design, but would also look lovely in a single colour.

Yarn:

Yarn needed is fingering weight yarn, 3 skeins of 366m/400yds per 100g skein: for exact yardage used in sample see below.

I used:

La Bien Aimee; Merino Singles [100% superwash merino; 366m/400yds per 100g skein], 3 x 100g skeins,
Colour A: Curious Handmade x 2 skeins
Colour B: Shaela x 1 skein

Actual yarn amounts used for sample in a fingering weight single ply yarn:
Colour A: 155g, 568m/620yds
Colour B: 65g, 238m/260yds

Needles
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40″) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)


 The sample for this shawl was knit in La Bien Aimée singles, including the very special new Curious Handmade colourway.
There will be a pre-order available on the La Bien Aimée website at 11pm Paris time on May 31st, the day the first shawl pattern comes out, and most of the kits will ship by June 15th. If you don’t want to wait, A Yarn Story still has a limited number of skeins of the Curious Handmade colourway, as well as a stunning stock of La Bien Aimée singles available in the shop and on their website now. They have also put together a few lovely alternative suggestions that would make gorgeous shawls for this first pattern.
This is Curious Handmade with two skeins of Damask…very romantic!
I love this grellow option! Two skeins of Parchment with Yellow Brick Road
Two delicious pink speckly skeins of Romance paired with the delicate Cassiopia

Circus Tonic Handmade

Hannah from Circus Tonic Handmade in Australia has been inspired by the Secret Garden theme to create kits in Circus Single Ply, a Merino silk cashmere luxury edition…and a sparkly one in the Fireworks base!

Buy Circus Tonic Handmade Kits Here

SOLD OUT

Circus Tonic Handmade will have an update in their Etsy shop today Monday May 21st. She’s going to ship all orders by May 25th before her shop closes for holidays, so don’t hesitate to jump in there and grab your skeins before she goes!


Suburban Stitcher

Across the pond in the US, Suburban Stitcher is offering some truly gorgeous sets for this shawl. Dianne has created two spectacular nature-inspired colour combos in her Single Sock base (100% superwash merino single ply yarn; 400 yds/100 grams.)

Woodland Set
Color A – Jon Snow x 2 skeins
Color B – Walnut x1 skein
Color A – Bath x 2 skeins
Color B – Bluebird x 1 skein
The next Suburban Stitcher update, which will include these kits, is happening on the Suburban Stitcher Website on Weds May 23rd at 12pm CST (6pm London time).

Buy Suburban Stitcher Kits here (Wednesday)


I want to say a huge thank you to all these marvelous dyers…I can’t wait to see the shawls you’ll make with yarns this gorgeous. I have even more beautiful suggestions on the way from some more secret dyers scattered around the globe later this week, so the yarn enabling will continue, in the grand tradition of The Shawl Society! Sign up to the newsletter or check back here on Weds. 

I am so excited to be kicking off another season of The Shawl Society today! Pre-sales for the collection are happening now on Ravelry Monday 21 May 2018.

Happy knitting!

Helen x

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After a magical retreat in Bath, I’m back with the podcast to tell you all about it. I also have some details about the upcoming new season of The Shawl Society, and I’m excited to make a flying trip to Dublin next week for the first ever Woollinn festival!

Show Sponsors:

Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

Show Links:

Our retreat in Bath was wonderful. It was an honour to spend so much time with these lovely knitters.

A Yarn Story

Homespun Wonders

Cima by Shibui

Silk Cloud by Shibui

Olann Yarns

Maria Elena Bliss

Uschitita Yarn

Feather Your Nest

Woollin Festival in Dublin

Babbles Yarns

Ellie and Ada 

Fine Fish Yarns

Townhouse Yarns

This is Knit Yarn Shop

An Caitin Beag

Tilly Flop Designs

The Little Grey Girl 

Travel Knitter

Countess Ablaze

La Bien Aimée 

Wolcot Yarns

The Fibre Co.

Moel View Yarn

Suburban Stitcher

Joji Knits

 

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On today’s show my minimalist quest has turned to thinking about my wardrobe. I’ve also got some news about the next season of The Shawl Society, coming up very soon! My major WIP–aside from the super-secret shawls-to-be–has been Like a Cloud, and I’m flying through it!

Show Sponsors:

Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

Announcements:

Maker’s Market, Bath

We are having a Maker’s Market as part of the Curious Handmade Bath Retreat, and you’re all invited! Joji Locatelli will be signing copies of her Interpretations book, A Yarn Story will be bringing some beautiful Shibui yarn stock, and individual makers will bring their own gorgeous creations to sell as well, including kits, project bags, hand-dyed yarn, and lovely accessories. We’ll be serving tea and coffee and it will be a nice time to get together and enjoy the company of other knitters, stitchers, and makers.

Location: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath, UK
Date: Wednesday, 9th of May from 3 to 5pm

£5 Entry. You can purchase a ticket on the door (cash only) or in advance from this link!

We’d love to see you there, so please do drop by if you’re in the area for a cuppa and a bit of knitting!

Show Links:

Yarn Fictions

Use Less YouTube

The Anna Edit YouTube

The Impressionist MKAL is still running until the end of May, and our FO thread is bursting with fabulous shawls. (Spoiler alert!) You still have plenty of time to post your own finished object in the thread to be in for a chance to win a wonderful prize. Many knitters have easily knit each clue in a week, so if you haven’t joined and want to hop in now, you still have time!

The final reveal of the complete Impressionists Shawl is on Tuesday May 8th and you won’t need to worry about spoiler alerts on Instagram anymore.

A Homespun House

Madelinetosh

La Bien Aimée 

Olann Yarns

Uschitita Yarn

Homespun Wonders

Maria Elena Bliss

Cima by Shibui

Silk Cloud by Shibui

Feather Your Nest

Interpretations Vol. 5

The Fibre Co.

Moel View Yarn

Suburban Stitcher

Joji Knits

A Yarn Story

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On today’s show I’m chatting about my continued decluttering and destashing adventure, and my plans to clear a spot where some dedicated sewing can happen! I’ve also got more details on the Maker’s Market in Bath, and the prize for our Impressionists MKAL. I’m also getting excited about the upcoming new Joji Locatelli pattern, the Like a Cloud Cardigan, which she has generously designed for our retreat, and which will be available to purchase very soon.

Show Sponsors:

Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

Announcements:

Maker’s Market, Bath

We are having a Maker’s Market as part of the Curious Handmade Bath Retreat, and you’re all invited! Joji Locatelli will be signing copies of her Interpretations book, A Yarn Story will be bringing some beautiful Shibui yarn stock, and individual makers will bring their own gorgeous creations to sell as well, including kits, project bags, hand-dyed yarn, and lovely accessories. We’ll be serving tea and coffee and it will be a nice time to get together and enjoy the company of other knitters, stitchers, and makers.

Location: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath, UK
Date: Wednesday, 9th of May from 3 to 5pm

£5 Entry. You can purchase a ticket on the door (cash only) or in advance from this link!

We’d love to see you there, so please do drop by if you’re in the area for a cuppa and a bit of knitting!

Show Links:

Fashion Revolution

So Just Shop

Brooklyn Knitfolk Podcast 

Voolenvine Yarngasm Poscast

Green Bean Podcast

Joji’s Journal


The last clue of the Impressionist MKAL was released last Saturday and the FO thread is starting to fill up with lovely lovely shawls by talented knitters. (Beware of spoilers!) You can finish up and post your shawl in the thread any time between now and the end of May to be in for a chance to win a wonderful prize. Many knitters have easily knit each clue in a week, so if you haven’t joined and want to hop in now, you still have time!

The final reveal of the complete Impressionists Shawl is on Tuesday May 8th and you won’t need to worry about spoiler alerts on Instagram anymore.

A Homespun House

Madelinetosh


Cima by Shibui

Silk Cloud by Shibui

Olann Yarns

Uschitita Yarn

Homespun Wonders

Maria Elena Bliss

La Bien Aimée 

Interpretations Vol. 5

#100DayProject on Instagram

Brynn and Co. Embroidery

Craftsy Unlimited FREE 7 day trial at Craftsy.com

The Fibre Co.

Moel View Yarn

Suburban Stitcher

A Yarn Story

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Today on the show I chat about how the warmer weather has set off the urge for a spring declutter and destash: with a new level of Marie Kondo magic. I also have a few updates about how my 100 Days project is going. Most of all, I’m spending a little time stalking some shawls from the teachers at the upcomping Bath Retreat…a few of these are already WIPs, with others high on my Fantasy Queue.

Show Sponsors:

Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

 

Announcements

Maker’s Market, Bath

We are having a Maker’s Market as part of the Curious Handmade Bath Retreat, and you’re all invited! Joji Locatelli will be signing copies of her Interpretations book, A Yarn Story will be bringing some beautiful Shibui yarn stock, and individual makers will bring their own gorgeous creations to sell as well, including kits, project bags, hand-dyed yarn, and lovely accessories. We’ll be serving tea and coffee and it will be a nice time to get together and enjoy the company of other knitters, stitchers, and makers.

Location: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath, UK
Date: Wednesday, 9th of May from 3 to 5pm

£5 Entry. You can purchase a ticket on the door (cash only) or in advance from this link!

We’d love to see you there, so please do drop by if you’re in the area for a cuppa and a bit of knitting!

Down Dog Yoga App

Impressionists MKAL

Voolenvine Yarn

Angular Momentum by Renée Callahan

Miss Babs Yarn

Jo Shawl by Renée Callahan

Shibui Shawl by Melody Hoffman

Laine Magazine

Manderines podcast

Invincible Summer Shawl by Susanne Sommer

La Bien Aimée 

Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli

Starting Point Shawl by Joji Locatelli 

Fading Point Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Shibui Knits Yarn at A Yarn Story

 

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On today’s podcast, I’m back after a little break, chatting about the projects I have going on right now, the newest pattern in The Handmade Sock Society and another lovely challenge that’s inspiring me right now.

Show Sponsors:

Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

Announcements

Maker’s Market, Bath

We are having a Maker’s Market as part of the Curious Handmade Bath Retreat, and you’re all invited! Joji Locatelli will be signing copies of her Interpretations book, A Yarn Story will be bringing some beautiful Shibui yarn stock, and individual makers will bring their own gorgeous creations to sell as well, including kits, project bags, hand-dyed yarn, and lovely accessories. We’ll be serving tea and coffee and it will be a nice time to get together and enjoy the company of other knitters, stitchers, and makers.

Location: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath, UK
Date: Wednesday 9th of May from 3 to 5pm

£5 Entry in advance or on the door

We’d love to see some locals there, so please do drop by if you’re in the area for a cuppa and a bit of knitting!

Show Links

The 100 Day Project

Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project, 18 in 2018

Brynn & Co

Dropcloth Samplers by Rebecca Ringquist

Beyond Measure

Creative Bug Rebecca Ringquist Embroidery Sampler

Cyril Socks

Clio Pullover

Hay Pullover

I have released the 2nd pattern in the Handmade Sock Society, The Magnolia Socks

Melbourne Magnolia Yarn at Circus Tonic Handmade

We’re at the end of the second week of the Impressionists MKAL and it’s going so beautifully!

The MKAL threads in the Curious Handmade Group are very active, so please pop in and say hello!

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Today on the podcast I’m finally getting to look back on my time at EYF, after leaving you on a bit of a cliffhanger last week. I chat about the joys of meeting some wonderful podcasters in the Blacker Yarns Podcaster Lounge, explore some new-to-me knitting podcasts, and fill you in on some of my EYF purchases! I’ve also got the name of the Interpretations Giveaway winner and some more info about the new giveaway for the Impressionists Mystery Knit Along.

Show Sponsors:

Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

Show Links

The Handmade Sock Society

Circus Tonic Handmade 

Voolenvine

The first clue in the Impressionists MKAL arrives Saturday 31 March!
You can get your copy on Ravelry here now, at a special Early Bird Price!
Voolenvine Impressionists MKAL Kits
On Saturday March 31 @ 10am ET, Kristen will be re-stocking more kits in her online shop, to give you all a chance to snag one. After that, the colours will be available individually.
MKAL Giveaway!

Closes just before the first clue comes out. 

Grand Prize:

  • A copy of Laine Magazine Issue 4 (which includes my new Fragments Sock pattern, along with 11 other gorgeous designs)
  • A gorgeous hard-cover knitting journal from Laine. The “My Knitting Notes” Journal is an elegant way to document your knitting journey.
  • A beautiful skein of fingering-weight yarn from the delightful Eden Cottage Yarns

I’ll also be giving away 10 more prizes: each winner can choose the pattern or collection of their choice from my designs on Ravelry!

Here’s what you need to do to be in with a chance to win:

Create a project page for The Impressionists MKAL. You can use the placeholder graphic or upload a photo of your yarn.

Post in the giveaway thread with your favourite Impressionist artist or painting. Including images is encouraged (There’s already a thread full of inspiring art as people consider yarns and colourways) but it’s not required!

I’ll draw random winners and announce them Saturday the 31st of March! Good luck!


Interpretations giveaway winner:

“Kristina Jelinek with her comment:

Seriously, what’s not to love? 🙂 Amazing patterns, phenomenal yarns– what a celebration of creativity, beauty and craft! Rose Quartz is probably my favorite, but everything is stunning.

Thank you for the opportunity to win!”

Congrats and please contact me with your Ravelry name!


Knit British Podcast

Blacker Yarns

Fluffy Fibers Podcast

Fiber Trek Podcast

Kammebornia Podcast

Ninja Chickens Podcast 

Hey Brown Berry Podcast

Knitography Podcast

Knitography and Selbu Sock Blockers collaboration

Knit Style Podcast

The Stitch Mistress Instagram

The Grocery Girls Podcast

Babbles Travelling Yarns Podcast

Fiber Tales Podcast

The Green Bean Podcast

Pink Hazel Bags

Woolenflower

Moel View

The Wool Kitchen

Travelknitter

Beyond Measure

mYak Yarn

Little Bobbins Podcast

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I have so much exciting news this episode, and so much to recap after a whirlwind few weeks that I think it will take a few podcasts to share all my stories! Today I’m talking about a recent shawl design, sharing more details about our upcoming MKAL (with a lovely giveaway coming up to celebrate) and recapping some of the highlights of our Curious Handmade Country House Retreat (EYF will have to wait till next week!)

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Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

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Laine Magazine Issue 4

Eden Cottage Yarns

I published out Curious Handmade Country House Retreat pattern, Little Meg Shawl, made from the gorgeous Canopy Fingering yarn by The Fibre Co:

Clio Pullover

Cyril Socks

Rita Socks

Mandy Pattullo

Textile Collage by Mandy Pattullo

Periscoping Sisters 

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The Grocery Girls

Mrs. Browns Bags

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Suffolk Socks

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Lineate Hat