January 27, 2020
There's nothing better than a well-written and pretty much instantly memorisable one-skein shawl pattern when you're craving the satisfaction of a quick knit.
Add to that a graphic, yet classic design and you have a double winner!
For me, that was Ambah O'Brien's Aperture Shawl, which I knit in our Merino Silk Yak Fingering base in the Aglow colourway last week.
I was first attracted to this pattern when searching on Ravelry for a contemporary one-skein shawl to knit as a sample in our Merino Silk Yak yarn base. After knitting it up, I am now also tempted to knit the larger version in another colourway, as I love my small version that much.
I knit it in one week using only one skein and the yarn was like butter on my metal needles. The yak content in the yarn lends the shawl an earthy, natural undertone due to the grey-brown coloured fibre, whilst both the yak and silk (each 20% of the yarn) give it a lovely sheen and drape, yet also mean the lace will retain its shape without shrinking back, as can be the tendency of higher merino/wool content yarns, due to the greater 'memory' of that fibre.
Finished off with a classy I-cord edge, this one ticked all my knitting boxes!
October 20, 2021
October 19, 2021
Following the success of our June breast cancer fundraiser, we are bringing back our limited edition Thread & Maple 'Go Pink' Notions Clutch Bundles for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
These special bundles will be available in our shop from 12noon AEST, Saturday 23 October whilst stocks last.
To enter the fundraiser simply make a donation of $5AUD or more through our National Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraising page, between 12noon AEST, Saturday 23 October and 12noon AEST, Saturday 30 October 2021.
Our amazing prize pool for this round includes donations from some generous and talented Aussie Indie Dyers and friends in the fibre arts community.