CH 212: Impressionists MKAL, Little Meg Shawl, & CHCH Retreat Recap!

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

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The Impressionists MKAL has opened for pre-sales today!

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 

Inked Indigo Yarns Instagram

The Grocery Girls

Mrs. Browns Bags

gather.yarn Instagram

Suffolk Socks

Emma – Seren Yarns Instagram

Blue Bee Studio

Lineate Hat

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Learn all the essential skills you need to start knitting stunning handmade shawls with the FREE Spindrift Shawl Pattern and Online Workshop

Magazine Covers with Helen Stewart on it and a knitted shawl wrapped around her neck and shoulders