One of our most popular blog posts before we migrated our website two years ago was our non-superwash indie dyer roundup - a list of indie dyers who work with non-superwash yarns. During the move, it ended up in the void of the internet, but it's back now!
Hello, lovelies! Today, we are talking about one of our favorite warm-weather fibers; Linen.
Linen is such a unique fiber, and working with it is extremely rewarding, but it can have its challenge as it doesn't have the elasticity and bounce of wool or other fibers. Due to this, linen yarns sometimes get a bad name, leading knitters to cast on with negative expectations from the start, or even shy away from them altogether!
If you are new to linen yarns they can feel unfamiliar and even a little uncomfortable at first, but with an open mind and all the handy tips and tricks we’re sharing with you in this post, you’ll be binding off your new favorite linen top in no time and wearing it for years to come.
Hello lovelies! Today I’m back with a blog post filled to the brim with questions - and answers for them! As we’re adding our first unspun yarn - Manchelopis - to the shop, and the experience of knitting with unspun yarn can be a bit different than what you’re used to, I thought it would be good to have a really comprehensive post about everything you might want to know about how to knit with unspun yarn.
Happy August friends! I don't know about you but at this time of year, my needles start getting antsy for some cool-weather knitting. Despite the temperatures still being high, and the air being a little more humid than I would like, I know that in a few weeks I'm going to need some woolly transitional pieces to layer over my summer linens. If there is a gap in your wardrobe for such garment, then now is the perfect time to get making!
If there is one thing that can make my day, it's getting to visit a yarn store. There's something about the atmosphere, seeing yarns that I love and discovering new ones. Getting to squish those skeins, and see all the colours in real life, there is nothing better!
Unfortunately though, getting to visit yarn shops we love and seeing all that woolly goodness in real life isn't always possible. There may not be a stockist close by for the yarn you're looking at, you may not be able to physically get to a yarn shop very often, or in the case of the last few years with lockdowns, bricks and mortar shops have had to close and move their business online.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are officially into the warmer months, which brings around the age old crafting question; Are you a seasonal knitter?! If, like us, you never put your needles down, do you find yourself looking for warm weather projects?