Ch 220: Woollinn Recap and the Maytham Shawl

Today on the show I’m sharing some of my experiences at the lovely Woollinn festival in Dublin, Ireland, and the slightly unexpected (but very lovely) haul I came home with. I also have an introduction to our very first shawl in TSS III.

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

Leeds Wool Festival giveaway winner: Andrea!

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A Bear in Sheep’s Clothing

Ellie and Ada

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Countess Ablaze

Tilly Flop Designs

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The Little Grey Girl

Townhouse Yarns

This is Knit

Nancy Marchant

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Woolly Wormhead

Isabell Kraemer on Ravelry

Babbles Yarns

Babbles Travelling Yarns Podcast

Gyda’s Braids by Renée Callahan

Shiny Bees Podcast

Clark Socks by Jaclyn Salem

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

Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli

Our first shawl has been released! It is called The Maytham Shawl.

Here’s a little bit of the description:

The Secret Garden is a story about coming alive, and about the power love has to make broken things beautiful again. The flowering of the long-neglected garden and the flourishing of the children are intertwined in every page. The Maytham Shawl is a tribute to the real house that Frances Hodgson Burnett loved, and to the imaginary house, Misselthwaite Manor, which was transformed from a cold, forbidding pile of stones into a home full of warmth and laughter. This is a generous shawl using two colours, in a semicircular shape. The texture and easy lace are inspired by the grandeur of neo gothic architecture, with its soaring arches and columns.

 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.

If you were on the fence about joining us for this season but would like to jump in, all you have to do is grab your copy of the ebook on Ravelry now. We’d love to have you in the Secret Garden with us!


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