Posts about yarn

Happy new yarn

1 January 2011

Happy 2011 to you! I did a spot of dyeing in the final days on 2010. The sock yarn was created by dipping sections in royal blue and yellow, then over-dyeing with pink or turquoise… Read more

An early Christmas present...to myself

11 December 2010

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s the importance of at all times having a stash of fine quality, hand-dyed sock yarn. When I noticed that Cocoon had a few skeins of my favourite sock… Read more

Flash your stash day

1 April 2010

Mooncalf has declared 1 April official Flash Your Stash Day, so here are my highlights: Read more

New yarn for old

3 October 2009

It seems like many of my favourite yarns are now discontinued; Jaeger Extra Fine Merino, Rowan 4 Ply Soft and Noro Cash Iroha to name a few, not to mention the RYC line being shelved.… Read more

Tried and tested: Super-chunky yarn

24 March 2009

Please note that article was published in 2009, and some of the yarns suggested as substitutes are now themselves discontinued. Read our updated review of Rowan Big Wool substitutes , dated November 2015. I love… Read more

Mohair, mo' problems

14 February 2009

If you’ve seen my patterns you’ll know that I’m quite fond of mohair. However, I’m banishing it from my stash, maybe forever! Over the last few weeks I’ve knitted a lot of mohair, which has… Read more

It's a wind up

23 November 2008

I have often looked longingly at pictures of neatly wound yarn on Ravelry after spending hours standing over an upturned table, fending off two cats while hand-winding metre after metre. The thought of hand-winding 900m… Read more

Snuggle-up in soft pastels for A\W

27 October 2008

Delicate mohair, lightweight cashmere, and pastel hues take a soft spin this autumn… That’s according to British Vogue, and who are we to argue.¬†The November 2008 issue¬†features the photo-story ‘Postcards from the edge‘, presenting pale,… Read more