George Cullen

  1. Recommended Yarn Third Edition - Part Two

    I've been a bit slow to follow up on part two of the Third Edition of Recommended Yarn. Better late than never. If you haven't seen the recommended yarn posts before the theme is to look at designs that have been written exactly for the yarns that we stock. We are often asked to substitute yarns for patterns but for...
    Recommended Yarn Third Edition - Part Two
  2. I just couldn't resist some Vivacious colour combos...

    Like the title of this blog post says I just couldn't resist some Vivacious colour combinations. Since we had a big restock of Fyberspates Vivacious and the new Vivacious Botanical I have kept taking them off the wall and laying them next to each other in all sorts of combinations. Every day I come in lay out a new pairing...
    I just couldn't resist some Vivacious colour combos...
  3. What George Knits - Bassenfell Scarf

    The full range of the relaunched Hey Mama Wolf yarn has been calling me from the shelves so I've started a little scarf side quest. I have got it into my head that I want to knit one skein scarfs in all the Hey Mama Wolf yarns. For one they make a great shop sample showing you how the yarn...
    What George Knits - Bassenfell Scarf
  4. Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 21

    Laine's summer Issue is drawing us in with a hazy summer warmth and beautiful knitwear. The theme for this issue is Harvest Sun. As spring begins to warm up Laine present us with the joys of the summer, with flower filled filled fields and long light days. The designs inside feature meticulous details as well as beautiful textures. Designs not...
    Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 21
  5. Back to Black

    As spring has sprung and the days are getting longer dark yarn has become a little less intimidating. Black yarn has a mixed reception amongst crafters, it looks so beautiful and chic knitted up but it sure is tricky on the eyes. Absorbing every little bit of light making fine intricate stitches almost impossible to see, especially on dark evenings...
    Back to Black
  6. Cumulus &

    Cumulus is one of my favourite fuzzy yarns we have in the shop and we have expanded the range. With a great selection of jewel like colours there has never been a better time to try out this yarn. Cumulus is wonderful just on its own but it is also great combined with a whole host of other yarns. Cumulus is a 25g...
    Cumulus &
  7. Recommended Yarn Third Edition - Part One

    It has been a little while since my last recommended yarn post so I thought it was an about time I had another look through what has come out since the last one. If you haven't seen the recommended yarn posts before the theme is to look at designs that have been written exactly for the yarns that we stock...
    Recommended Yarn Third Edition - Part One
  8. Inspiration for Mazurka by Becci Pamely-Bast

    We love Riverknits and we had a great time catching up at Unravel a couple of weekends ago with Becci and Markus who are behind the Riverknits Chimera we stock. Becci was wearing the most amazing jumper knit in Chimera that was catching everyones attention. That jumper is the Mazurka by Becci herself and the pattern has now been released...
    Inspiration for Mazurka by Becci Pamely-Bast
  9. New Yarn - Black Elephant Corriedale

    New yarn is hanging on the hand dyed wall of the shop and that is always an exciting moment. Not only because I get so tempted to cast on a completely new project but it looks great. It's calling to me from across the shop as I sit here and write this, 'knit me, knit me'. That new yarn is...
    New Yarn - Black Elephant Corriedale
  10. Unravel 2024

    Unravel 2024 is almost here and we are super excited. This year we are in the Cellar Bar and we are looking forward to catching up with a lot of old friends and making new ones. You can find us in the Cellar Bar. To get there follow the stairs heading down directly opposite the entrance. Go through the door...
    Unravel 2024
  11. Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 20

    We are eagerly anticipating Laine Magazine's Spring Issue. Issue 20 is titled Waterways and has us dreaming of days by the sea. Inside are ten knitwear designs including five sweaters, one cardigan, one tee, two shawls and one pair of socks. Featuring work by Rebecca Clow, Lily Kate France, Eliza Hinkes, Susanna Kaartinen, Marzena Kołaczek, Marion Mursic, Joey Poh, Olga...
    Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 20
  12. Skills Bundles

    New skills make great gifts and with Christmas just around the corner why not choose a new hobby along with some yarn to get them started. Books contain a whole host of projects and it can be difficult to choose just one so we have come up some some skill bundle ideas which can get you started. Choose your book...
    Skills Bundles

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