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Today I’m rounding up the events going on the Curious Handmade world right now, feeling envious of all the amazing Advent calendars I’ve been spying on Instagram, and continuing our holiday traditions series by chatting with my friend Charoo from India. She shares the stories and traditions around the biggest festival in her culture: Diwali, a festival of lights. I learned so much and really enjoyed hearing about the joy and love that goes into their celebrations, and how her family balances traditions from India and the UK.

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Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

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AndreSueKnits Video Podcast

Lollipop Yarn

Knitvent Update:

It’s the fourth week of Knitvent already, and behind window #4 was the wonderful Boreal Forest Hat by Renée Callahan! This matches the Boreal Forest Cowl she created for week two, so together they are a lovely set.

Here’s the description:

The Boreal Forest Hat is the second pattern from Knitvent guest designer, Renée Callahan of EastLondonKnit. Designed as a companion to the Boreal Forest Cowl: together they make an indulgent set of gifts for a loved one (including yourself!). Inspired by rows of pine trees spread through a boreal woodland, this snug winter hat will keep your head warm even on a chilly evening stroll through the countryside. The simple-to-follow colourwork features smart geometric pine trees. The worsted weight yarn means that this piece works up quickly for experienced knitters, but even adventurous newer knitters should enjoy this project. Depending on your yarn choices, the Boreal Forest Hat can suit men or women, so it’s a wonderful project to fill a few spots on your gift list!

The sample was knit with Malabrigo Rios worsted.

Events:

Knitaid

This is a great time of year to help out Knitaid who are accepting knitted donations until the 20th of December to send to the refugee camps. They focus on hats, cowls, and other warm things, knit with love and quality yarn for people who have lost everything, and they’ve just asked for covered hot water bottles this time, so I’m donating free versions of my Warm Wishes Hottie Pattern to anyone who wants to knit one for Knitaid. Use the code KNITAID when you check out on Ravelry!

Christmas Party

We’ll be gathering for another Curious Handmade Krimbo Party here in London very soon! Here are the details:

1-4pm

Sunday 11 Dec

The Paternoster

Pater Noster Square near St. Paul’s Cathedral.

RSVP to helen@curioushandmade.com

We’ll be doing an informal Secret Santa: if you want to participate bring a skein of yarn: £12 to £20 in value, wrapped as a gift. We’ll do somehting fun to swap them on the day. Maya from The Wool Barn has sent me the most beautiful sock kit for a door prize, so some lucky person will go home with that as well!

Small Business Saturday

I’m running a special thank you promotion to celebrate Small Business Saturday here in the UK tomorrow. With the one time use code SBSthanks you can buy two of my patterns or collections and get the least expensive one for free until Sunday the 4th of December!

That’s everything this week! Thank you so much for listening and until next time, happy knitting!

CH 149: All about the socks

Helen —  November 24, 2016 — Leave a comment
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Its the week for socks – this week I published my first ever sock design the Vintage Fairy Lights socks and soon followed up with a second design for Knitvent 2016, the Juniper Socks.

Happy Thanksgiving to my US listeners!

Show Sponsors:

Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

Show Links:

My most recent video podcast where you can get a glimpse of some of my recent projects

Vintage Fairy Lights Socks

Knitvent 2016

Juniper Socks

Knitvent Update:

This week’s pattern is the Juniper Socks. Here’s the description:

The Juniper Socks were designed for wearing while traipsing over a carpet of pine needles in the snowy forest or just toasting your toes in front of a crackling open fire.

Made for yourself or for a lucky loved one, the cosy, unisex Juniper Socks knit up quickly, with a lovely textured rib stitch inspired by the beautifully rugged needles of a juniper bough, and a fun contrast colour toe and heel for a little traditional charm. If you’d like to add a little more colour, the ribbed cuff looks wonderful in a contrast, too! Knit from cushy DK yarn, these socks are a perfect way to stay warm when the cold winds blow. Imagine them tucked into your boots or just slipped on to cushion your feet from the chilly floor when you first wake up on a frosty morning.

This pattern is written in the Curious Handmade Percentage Checklist style™.

A chart for the textured pattern is included in this pattern.

The sample was knit with Blacker Yarns Tamar DK

Events:

We’ll be gathering for another Curious Handmade Krimbo Party here in London on Sunday the 11th of December at the Paternoster pub on the corner of Paternoster Square near St. Paul’s Cathedral.

RSVP to helen@curioushandmade.com especially if you’re interested in being part of a possible Secret Santa swap!

That’s our show for this week! Thanks so much for listening, and until the next episode, happy knitting!

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The festive season is beginning to feel real now, and on this episode I’m continuing my series of conversations about holiday traditions. This week I’m chatting to Anna Friberg, aka AlpakkaAnna about her favourite traditions for this time of year in her native Sweden. I also have some news to share about the holiday projects I have going on and our second Krimbo party!

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Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

Show Links:

My most recent video podcast where you can get a glimpse of some of my recent projects

Sew Sweet Violet video podcast

Andre Sue Knits video podcast

Round Rabbit video podcast

Inside Number 23 video podcast

Stitched in Sweden video podcast

Ella Gordon Winter Knitting video

Crofthoose Hat pattern

A Shetlander’s Fair Isle Graph Book in Colour

Knitting from the North

The luxury sock kits for Dani’s Christmas Caston will be going on sale on the 21st of November at 7pm UK time on the Little Bobbins shop

Little Bobbins Instagram

Hedgerow Yarns

Anna's window candles

Anna’s window candles

Talking to Anna was so much fun! Here are some links to her social media and some of the wonderful traditions she mentioned.

Sol Angelica’s Socks

AlpakkaAnna’s Knitting Patterns

AlpakkaAnna Instagram

AlpakkaAnna Periscope

Recipe for Lussekatter or Lussbule Safffron Buns

Swedish mulled wine: glögg recipe

Julmust holiday soda

Sweden’s Donald Duck Tradition!

A fun article about Swedish Christmas Traditions

Julekuler Christmas Ball Pattern

Knitvent Update:

This week’s pattern is the beautiful Boreal Forest Cowl by Renée Callahan. Here’s the description:

The Boreal Forest Cowl was created by our first Knitvent guest designer, Renée Callahan of EastLondonKnit. Evoking the expanse of a boreal woodland filled with beautiful conifers, this snuggly cowl features gorgeous rows of geometric pine trees. Knit with three complementary colours, the design blends retro ski-slope charm with a modern twist. This is a wonderfully quick knit: the colour work is easy to follow and memorise, and the worsted yarn works up fast. It’s a great, unisex option for holiday gifting, or a smart accessory to bring a fresh touch of the forest to your own winter wardrobe.

The sample was knit with Malabrigo Rios worsted

Events:

We’ll be gathering for another Curious Handmade Krimbo Party here in London on Sunday the 11th of December at the Pater Noster pub on the corner of Pater Noster Square near St. Paul’s Cathedral.

RSVP to helen@curioushandmade.com especially if you’re interested in being part of a possible Secret Santa swap!

That’s our show for this week! Thanks so much for listening, and until the next episode, happy knitting!

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Today’s podcast episode is a bit of a catchup: recapping the all fun and wool-buying mischief I got up to at Yarnporium, along with a short, lighthearted chat with the adorable Dani from the Little Bobbins podcast about her holiday traditions, especially the Christmas Eve Cast On.

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Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

Show Links:

Sight is Life ebook.

For updates and more information check Sight is Life group on Ravelry.

Yarn in the City

The Wool Kitchen

Woollen Flower

Daughter of a Shepherd

La Bien Aimee

Hedgehog Fibres

Triskelion Yarn: Arthur DK

Kettle Yarn

Koel Magazine

Making Magazine

Little Bobbins Podcast

Hedgerow Yarns

Climb Every Mountain Pullover by Heidi Kirrmaier

Midwinter Yarns

Shawl Society Update:

Here are the winners for the Aurorae Shawl Mini KAL

Post # 71 by Cosmosis Knits won the Seven Sisters Arts Gradient Set

Post # 28 Bono won the two skeins of Jones Street Sport from Copper Corgi

The finished Sonder Shawls are starting to roll in too! Really beautiful, squishy, and cosy.

Knitvent Update:

The first window opened yesterday to reveal the Alpine Sunset Shawl! We’re off and running now! Here’s the description:

Alpine Sunset is a picture postcard of a shawl, inspired by winter views in the mountains.

This shawl is a cosy crescent shape, perfect for wrapping yourself up against the evening’s chill as you watch the sun sink out of sight behind the ridge. It features simple lace and chevrons that call to mind pine trees and peaks outlined across the glow of a winter sky.

Alpine Sunset can be knit in two sizes: the medium sized two-skein shawl features graphic colour blocking, while the small one-colour shawl is ideal for using up a single skein of lovely 4 ply yarn. Optional beading on either size adds a dusting of sparkle to an already special shawl.

For people who would like to use the Eden Cottage Yarn Rose Bed colour I used in the sample Victoria is taking pre-orders at the moment – HERE.

And if you love the two colour Norah George version be sure to visit her Etsy shop HERE.

The Ravelry Knitvent Chat thread is very active and full of excitement. I really think the community aspect of Knitvent is one of the best parts of the whole experience, so please join us there!

That’s everything for this episode! Have a great week and I’ll talk to you again soon. Until then, happy knitting!

 

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Today’s episode is such a full one! Events conspired to bring many lovely parcels of yarn through my door, so I’m sharing some of that and letting you know about a heap of fun and exciting events and releases coming up very soon!

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Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

Show Links:

Little Skein in The Big Wool

Wooly Wonka Fibers

Knitvent 2016 is available for preorder now at a special earlybird price until November 10th!

  • Knitvent Window 1. will open on Thursday November 10th 2016
  • The collection includes six beautiful accessory patterns, including two designs from guest designer Renee Callahan of East London Knit!
  • Once you’ve purchased the collection, you’ll receive one pattern each week for six weeks, starting Thursday November 10th.
  • The patterns will be delivered automatically to your Ravelry inbox, so opening your message is like peeking behind the window of an advent calendar to see what’s inside!
  • Go ahead and create your first project page ready for when the pattern comes out!
  • Level of difficulty – adventurous beginner to intermediate.
  • Knitters are already chatting in the Knitvent 2016 thread here!

Join us for Knitvent and spoil yourself with six weeks of magical holiday knitting surprises!

Knitvent 2016 is all about the lush beauty of an Alpine forest. As I designed this year’s collection, I drew on all of the wonderful associations of a holiday hidden away in a peaceful mountain reach. The hush of snow settling on pine boughs, the blaze of a glowing sunset disappearing behind the peaks, and the luxurious warmth of basking by a crackling fire in your cosy ski lodge, all wrapped up and relaxed after an exhilarating day on the slopes.

You can make a project page for Knitvent Window #1 now so that you’re all ready to go when the first pattern is revealed on the 10th of November! You can use this fun badge on your project page so that everyone knows you’re in for all the fun!

knitventimin

Yellow Roses Shawl

Hue Loco Yarn

The Hue Loco Podcast

Grocery Girls Podcast

Hue Loco Grocery Girls Collaboration Colourway (it’s sold out, but if you’re curious about how lovely it is!)

Skein Yarn

The Wool Barn

Hooligan Yarns

Hooligan Yarns Instagram

Iara Stole/Shawl by Renée Callahan of East London Knits

Crafts From The Third Floor Podcast

Norah George Yarn

Yarnporium

Yarnporium Event is happening November 5th and 6th on The Strand in Kings College London. I’ll be joining A Yarn Story at their stand from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday, so drop by and see me and take a look at some of my recent samples I’ve made from The Fibre Company yarn!

Bracile Hat and Cowl Set

The Ice River Hat and Snood I designed for Knitvent 2015

The Sonder Shawl from The Shawl Society Collection

La Bien Aimée yarn

Kettle Yarn Co

The Wool Kitchen

The Talisman Shawl from The Shawl Society Collection

Pom Pom Quarterly

The Pomcast interview with Rachel Matthews

Herdwick Sheep

Vintage Fairy Lights Kits and Design

Little Bobbins Podcast

Hedgerow Yarns

Wow! Lots of links this week! I hope you enjoyed this episode. I’ll see you next week, and until then, happy knitting!

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I’m back from the retreat and full of stories and gratitude for such a wonderful time. A beautiful place, lovely people, and almost endless hours knitting were hard to leave behind! Today I’m sharing a bit of what we got up to, and letting you know about lots of fun stuff coming up soon.

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Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

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I released the Bracile Hat and Cowl right after the retreat. To celebrate the launch I’m offering them all at a steep discount of 30% off until Sunday, October 30th. Each pattern will be £3.40 or the set for £4.40  AND until the end of the weekend only both individual patterns and the set will will be 30% OFF so each pattern will be £2.40 or the set for £3.00 (Remember, prices don’t include any applicable VAT for your country)

No code required…the sale is already applied!

Yarn in the City

Yarnporium Event is happening November 5th and 6th in Kings College London – Advanced tickets available until November 1st

Shawl Society Update:

I’m about to release the 6th and final TSS pattern! In the meantime, there’s still some time to post your finished Aurore Shawl in the FO Thread. I said in the podcast that the deadline was this Sunday, but it’s actually Tuesday the 2nd of November, so you’ve got plenty of time to finish! I have some absolutely delicious prizes from The Copper Corgi and Seven Sisters Arts so you’ll want to be in on this one. We’ll also be having the overal TSS KAL drawing later in November, so keep posting your finished objects in all the threads!

Short and sweet shownotes this week! I’ll talk to you soon. Until then, happy knitting!

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Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

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Aurorae Shawl

YarnGasm

Brooklyn Kniffolk

Handmade and Woolen

Sew Sweet Violet

Brown Berry

Hannah Fettig

Michelle Wang

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Today’s post is a bit of a general update…a cosy chat about what’s been going on and what’s coming up in the Curious Handmade world.

Show Sponsors:

Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

Blacker Yarns Ad

Blacker Yarns produce a diverse range of breed specific yarn for your knitting and crochet projects. With everything from Shetland and Blue-Faced Leicester through to Wensleydale, Gotland and Manx you’ll be sure to find an unexpected treat. If you are thinking of embarking upon a breed specific adventure, then head over to www.blackeryarns.co.uk. All Blacker’s wares are spun and dyed at their mill in Cornwall using 100% British Fibre and sustainable production methods.”

Peppermint & Licorice Tea from Pukka Tea

Show Links:

Peppermint & Licorice Tea from Pukka Tea

Arranmore from The Fibre Co.

The Simple Things Magazine

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

How to Hygge: The Secrets of Nordic Living

Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness

Hygge: A Celebration of Simple Pleasure: Living the Danish Way

The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge

Wild Planet Soft Embers Candles

Events:

The Autumn Curious Country House Retreat is sold out! If you’d like to have a spot on the waiting list, or be added to a list to hear about our next retreat in the spring, please get in touch with me at helen@curioushandmade.com

Whether you’re coming along or not, you are very welcome to join in with the Curious Handmade Country House KAL. Use the hashtag #chmadewellalong on Instagram to see how everyone is progressing! We’re making the Madewell Cardigan by Joji Locatelli and I’ll be knitting mine in Eden Cottage Yarn’s Oakworth 4 Ply in the Pennine Mist colourway.

The Shawl Society Update:

Quill Shawl KAL winner:

Post #51 by kirstan

Aurorae Shawl

“Aurorae are the spellbinding flames of light that gather in the sky at both ends of the earth. In the far north, in Finland, it’s said that the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, occur when a great arctic fox brushes sparks from the mountain tops with his huge fluffy tail. On the other side of planet, the Aboriginal Australians believed that the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, were fires from the spirit world: the raging bushfires of sky spirits or the glow of their ancestors’ campfires.

I love the idea that people from different places can look at one phenomenon and interpret it so differently and creatively. In a much smaller way we can see this same magic happening in something as simple as a knitting pattern, when the gifted imaginations and hands of knitters from every corner of the world create their own versions of a beautiful object.

The Aurorae Shawl gathers up the strands of that sense of wonder, with rippling shifts of colour and flickering eyelet lace. Aurorae Shawl was designed using a six colour gradient set, with both sport weight and fingering weight versions. If you’re knitting from stash, this is a wonderful way to use up leftovers from other projects: just pick six colours that blend or play well together. This asymmetrical shawl features garter, eyelet and slip stitches: it looks intricate and complicated, but in fact it’s a gentle, easy knit. An i-cord edge gives Aurorae a lovely, polished finish.”

The two samples for Aurorae were knit in beautiful gradients from two lovely indie yarn dyers:

Copper Corgi Mini Skein Set in the Peacock colourway for the sport weight version.

Seven Sisters Arts Meridian Gradient Set in the Raven’s Wing colourway for the fingering weight version.

As always, we’re having a Mini KAL for Aurorae, which will run from the 6th of October to the 2nd of November, and both Copper Corgi and Seven Sisters Arts are offering amazing prizes.

You can join The Shawl Society by buying the ebook on Ravelry. When you join you’ll receive the five patterns that have already been released, and there’s one more surprise pattern to come next month. We still have new members joining all the time, and the community that has grown up around The Shawl Society is so warm, supportive, and fun. Visit us on the Curious Handmade Ravelry Group and see all the beautiful shawls that have been made so far.

That’s everything for today! I’ll chat to you next week. Until then, happy knitting!

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On today’s episode I’m cheering myself up in the face of the cold, grey, damp weather. I’m looking forward to some of the simple pleasures of autumn, and fessing up to falling off the destash wagon in a glorious little yarn binge.

Show Sponsors:

Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

Blacker Yarns Ad

Blacker Yarns produce a diverse range of breed specific yarn for your knitting and crochet projects. With everything from Shetland and Blue-Faced Leicester through to Wensleydale, Gotland and Manx you’ll be sure to find an unexpected treat. If you are thinking of embarking upon a breed specific adventure, then head over to www.blackeryarns.co.uk. All Blacker’s wares are spun and dyed at their mill in Cornwall using 100% British Fibre and sustainable production methods.”

The Shawl Society Update:

The 5th shawl in the The Shawl Society will be out next week! Keep your eyes on Instagram for a sneak peek of the design. I used two gradient sets for the samples:

Seven Sisters Arts Gradients

Seven Sisters Arts has designed a special set just for this pattern: Aurora Gradient

Even though we’re in the home stretch of TSS, we still have new members joining us all the time! If you’d like to be a part of the fun, you can join buy purchasing the Shawl Society ebook on Ravelry. You can enjoy the four patterns already released, the two surprises still on the way, and a community that will be knitting together for a long time to come.

Copper Corgi Gradients

The Knitting Pipeline

If you want a chance to win two skeins of Blacker Yarn’s special edition dyed St. Kilda Laceweight make sure that you post your finished Quill Shawl to the Finished Object Thread by Sunday October 2nd.

Show Links:

Autumn Watch

RSPB

Arranmore Yarn from The Fibre Co.

The Grocery Girls

Gregoria Fibers

Moel View Yarn

Hedgerow Yarns

Crafts from the Third Floor Podcast

Norah George

Blacker Yarn St. Kilda Limited Edition Laceweight

Giveaway

I’m running a giveaway of The Mindfulness in Knitting by Rachel Matthews. Thanks to the publisher, I have five copies of the book available to win! You can hear all about the book on last week’s episode  and possibly win a copy for yourself, is you leave a comment on that post telling me how knitting brings your joy. Get your comment in by Tuesday the 4th of October, when I’ll be drawing five names.

That’s everything for today. Have a great weekend, and happy knitting!

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This week I’m talking about the freshest of fresh starts: a brand new baby! There seem to be a lot of babies on the way in the knitting podcast world, and I’m looking forward to a fresh new niece to knit for very soon. I give a rundown of some of my favourite patterns for baby gifts, and my own fantasy knitting queue for fresh babies.

Show Sponsors:

Meadow Yarn

Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.

Blacker Yarns Ad

Blacker Yarns produce a diverse range of breed specific yarn for your knitting and crochet projects. With everything from Shetland and Blue-Faced Leicester through to Wensleydale, Gotland and Manx you’ll be sure to find an unexpected treat. If you are thinking of embarking upon a breed specific adventure, then head over to www.blackeryarns.co.uk. All Blacker’s wares are spun and dyed at their mill in Cornwall using 100% British Fibre and sustainable production methods.”

Giveaway

Leave a comment on this post to let me know “What is it about knitting that gives you the most joy?”

To be in the running for one of 5 copies of The Mindfulness in Knitting

Show Links:

Little Skein in the Big Wool

Little Skein in the Big Wool Instagram

Knitting Expat Podcast

Fluffy Fibers Podcast

Hue Loco Podcast

Knitting Pipeline Podcast

Twinkle Twinkle Blanket

Georgie Blanket

Vivid by Tin Can Knits

Dogwood by Tin Can Knits

Flax Pullover by Tin Can Knits

Flax Light Pullover by Tin Can Knits

Baby Kina Cardigan by Muriela

Granny’s Favourite by Georgie Nicolson

Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down

Popcorndrakt by Paelas Paelas

Kjappstrikka Drakt: Quick Knit Suit

Little Sister’s Dress by Tora Frøseth Design

Elijah the Elephant by Ysolde Teague

Sophie Rabbit by Ysolde Teague

Wooly Wormhead

Painted Wooly Toppers for Kids

The Mindfulness in Knitting by Rachel Matthews

The Cast Off Knitting Club

The Shawl Society Update:

Blacker Yarns is sponsoring the Mini KAL prize for Quill this month. They’ve given us a gorgeous skein of their brand new very limited edition St. Kilda Laceweight. I’ve topped it up with another skien, so this is a really special prize! Make sure you post a photo of your finished Quill to the FO Thread on Ravelry by October 2nd for your chance to win!

That’s everything for this week’s episode (it’s quite a lot!) I’ll talk to you next week. Until then, happy knitting!