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!
June 27, 2021
We are so proud of the knitting community for the overwhelming response and support to our little fundraiser.
As you know we teamed up with Sam and Olga from Thread & Maple and Designer Tracie Miller of the Grocery Girls, to run a fundraiser both in Australia and Canada for breast cancer research and awareness.
The proceeds from both our fundraisers came to well over $10,000.
June 21, 2021
We've teamed up with some of favourite Canadians - Sam and Olga from Thread & Maple and designer Tracie Millar from the talented Grocery Girls duo, to GO PINK in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
We are giving away a very special Limited Edition Thread & Maple 'Go Pink' Notions Clutch Bundle, including a Limited Edition Louie & Lola 'Go Pink or Go Home' Sock Set + Tracie Millar's 'Coffee Talk' Sock Pattern, to one lucky winner.
June 07, 2021
This week's Shop Update will be a very special one, featuring our 'Joy' colourway on our Merino Nylon Sock base.
We were thrilled to collaborate with Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade for the colourway for her final sock pattern of The Handmade Sock Society, Season 4.