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New Yarn: lines du Nord Baby Milk

The weather has started feeling decidedly autumnal over the last few days so I suppose that means it’s the start of the knitting season. Personally I knit constantly all year round but I know for many it is an autumn and winter past time.

New shop layout

To mark the change of season, we’ve had a bit of a change of layout. All our yarns are now arranged in weight order starting with lace and working right round to super chunky. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to find the perfect yarn for your next project.

This has allowed us to make space for the first of a series of new yarns that will be available to tempt you. Baby Milk by Laines du Nord is an unusual blend of 70% wool and 30% milk fiber. The milk fiber is derived from casein, the main protein in milk.

Baby Milk Colour Chart

This makes the yarn incredibly soft and suitable for the most delicate skin. It has antibacterial properties making it perfect for baby garments and accessories. It is also machine washable and can be ironed on a low setting making is practical as well as luxurious.

There are 20 colours ranging from pale pastels to subtle neutrals with the odd bright pop. The red is fabulous! The yarn comes in 25g balls each containing 100m and costs £3.25.

Baby Milk Garments

The yarn is supported by a range of 12 individual patterns priced at £3 each. They include booties, blankets and a selection of super cute outfits.

While the yarn is a 4ply, many of the garments use the yarn held doubled so will knit up quickly on 5mm needles.

Baby Milk Accessories

I just need to choose which pattern to knit as a store sample. Which is your favourite?


It's Time for a Stitch Up!

A what?

A Stitch Up is our celebration of all things wonderful and woolly bringing together small independent businesses and those who love them.

When is it?

Saturday October 15th is the date for your diary. Doors will open at 11 and we will be here until 4. Entry is as always free so don’t miss out!

Who’s Involved?

Babylonglegs

Babylonglegs Yarn

Sarah is an indie dyer with a real eye for colour. She creates stunning space-dyed yarn and fibre from her home in Leicesterhsire. They say a picture paints a thousand words, so I will leave some here to tempt you. Sarah was at our first ever stitch up back in 2013 and we’re so glad she’s coming back!

Shepherd and Cat

Batts

Jill is a textile artist andteacher You may well have met her at one of our previous events when she’s run some great carding demonstrations and ably asssisted Katie from Hilltop Cloud. This time she is bringing carded batts in fantastic fibres to tempt all you current or want to be spinners and felters.

Yarnistry

Yarnistry markers

Emma of Yarnistry has combined her love of knitting with her background in science to create a wonderful range of accessories for knitters and corcheters. Her laser cut reminder markers have already gained a cult following and are the perfect addition to your next project.

There is still a little bit of space avialble so if you’re a small business aimed at knitters, crocheters, spinners and other fibre crafters please get in touch for more information.

What else?

You mean that isn’t enough?

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Well, we will have our normal range of yarn, needles and accessories available. I’m trying to get a couple of exciting new lines in place by then too so watch this space!

There will also be a space set up for social knitting, crocheting and nattering. Work on your current project, compare purchases and rest your feet. Plus there will be cake! Cake is important.

Want more information?

If you want to follow our event planning and see some sneaky previews from our wonderful stall holders, you can follow us on social media.

We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Ravelry. I will also keep sharing updates on here and to our mailing list subscribers.

If you’re a Facebook user, let us know you’re attending by joining our event.