Yarn Shop Day Winner!

We are very excited to announce the winner of our draw on Saturday for Yarn Shop Day. Congratulations to Gail! She won 4 balls of Blacker rare breeds yarn. They include a Pure Polwarth in cream, Manx wool with Mohair, in a natural tan, Pure Black Welsh Mountain wool in almost black, and a Gotland in dyed blue.

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Saturday was the kick off for our Summer Top KAL/CAL. It was fun to see the garments that people were planning for, we can’t wait to see them made up! Here in the shop we have cast on an infinity snood for a shop sample in The Fibre Co.’s Meadow. It’s an unusual blend of wool, baby llama, silk and linen. Despite the blend we think it would make a great summer top, and we can’t wait to show you the sample when it’s done, you’ll be able to give it a squish in person and see for yourself!

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If you are planning on participating in the KAL/CAL we are over on the Ravelry group talking about our makes, feel free to join in! There is also still a 10% on all yarns that contain cotton, linen, bamboo or silk in the online shop if you need to pick up some yarn. The promotion runs until Sunday at midnight!

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We would also like to announce the prizes for participants of the KAL/CAL! We will draw from finished garments posted in our FO thread by midnight on July 31st. First prize will be a gift certificate of £50 to spend online or in the shop. Second and Third prize will be goodie bags filled with yarn and patterns.

 

Summer Top KAL Prizes Update

We have loved seeing your posts about what you are working on for the Summer Top KAL! We’ve seen some great projects started, we are looking forward to sharing some of them with you soon. Be sure to post progress pictures and get in the conversation on our Ravelry group.

We have contacted some of our favourite suppliers that we carry at the shop, and we are happy to announce some further additions to the prize pot!

Alexa and Emily of Tin Can Knits have graciously donated a number of patterns from across their range. We have their patterns in the shop and absolutely love them. They have a great range of sizes across all ages, so no one gets left out of the fun. They have just announced a new pattern collection featuring kids (and a few adult) patterns, we can’t wait to see the designs.

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Tin Can Knits – The Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe

They have donated three separate prizes for our KAL:
1. An e-copy of their newest collection ‘Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe’
2. Winner’s choice of one of Tin Can Knits’ ebooks (9 Months of Knitting, Pacific Knits, Great White North, Handmade in the UK, Road Trip, Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe)
3. An ecopy of a Tin Can Knits pattern of choice (must be published by Tin Can Knits)

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Tin Can Knits – Raindrop

There are so many to choose from! Which is your favourite?

Pom Pom Quarterly are another favourite of ours. They have donated a brand new copy of their summer issue and one of their rad tote bags. We would show you a picture of it, but it hasn’t been published yet! This is another collection of patterns that we are looking forward to, and it is sure to include lots of warm weather knitting inspiration to carry your knitting through the summer months.

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Pom Pom Tote

The Fibre Co has been so generous to donate one skein in their fabulous fibre blend Meadow in the colour Fennel, this yummy yarn is a mix of Merino wool, Baby Llama, Silk and Linen. Not only this, the winner of this prize will also get their hands on a digital Fibre Co pattern of their choice!

The Fibre Co Meadow - Fennel

The Fibre Co Meadow – Fennel

Fyberspates has also contributed to the pile of prizes, one lucky winner will receive one of their single patterns!

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Challow by Fyberspates

And in case you finished projects need some TLC, Soak Wash has been so generous to contribute with a large 375ml bottle of Soak Wash Yuzu.

Soak Wash Yuzu

Soak Wash Yuzu

Now all you have to do is get your summer knitting happening! You’ll find all details about the KAL over at the Summer Top KAL page!

Win your money back!

Easter Raffle
As a special treat to all my lovely customers I have decided to run an Easter Raffle.
Place your order between Sunday April 4th and Sunday April 20th and you can be the one to win your purchase for FREE! Not only that but a second winner will get 50% of their purchase refunded. I’ll make the draw and announce the winners Wednesday April 23rd.