Dreaming of…..more Gorgeous Yarns

Lace shawl detail of stitches
Dreaming of the seashore close up detail

Dreaming of….. more Gorgeous Yarns news for you!

This is the pattern I have been working on, its called Dreaming of the Seashore . I’m so pleased to have finished this for you, and to share how lovely it is! Its taken a while, but well worth it, and once I got going with the pattern, it all worked beautifully. I’m not an expert at knitting lace, and this was such a nice project to get me interested in the lovely texture of stitches again. I’m already thinking of a couple more patterns to work on in the autumn, watch this space.
I have Pirkka Lanka, a Finnish yarn company joining the Gorgeous Yarns collection in October, they make 2 plys of yarn, equivalent to a 4 ply and a DK I think. I’m just testing them for you to check tension, ease of use and general loveliness, and then I can honestly say to you that they are Gorgeous Yarns. I plan to design a pattern similar to our Cardi-coat pattern which is knitted in Frangipani Guernsey 5 ply yarns, but I think the Pirkka Lanka one may have cables and more Nordic inspired details. I will have to wait and see what my hands and needles want to make when I start, its a very evolutionary process!
I also have Eden Cottage yarns joining the collection next month, I have tried their Alpaca Maya Chunky yarn which is lovely to knit with so I am already confident of the quality and luscious feel of their yarns. I have made my selection of colours, so I’m now waiting for them to be hand dyed and delivered. I plan to also design a pattern using this yarn, probably a poncho, I have a hankering to make something in Linen Stitch which is rarely used, and reversible cables which are sooo much easier than they sound! I made Boot toppers with the samples, so I’ll write that pattern up and post it, it might be a freebe with any Eden Cottage yarn purchased.

bamboo straight knitting needles
Chiao Goo needles, so lovely to knit with….
ChiaoGoo Bamboo Metal Crochet Hook
Chiao Goo bamboo handle crochet hooks

We are now stocking Chiao Goo bamboo straight needles and bamboo handle crochet hooks, I was always a metal needles fan, but since I tried Chiao Goos bamboos I’m a convert. They are super smooth, warm in the hands and lovely to use for any project.We now have an extensive range of quality notions, take a quick look, lots of things for your project bag, including beautiful hand dyed 100% silk needles and accessories case from Mili. I’ve already got several and I love them, handy and luxurious!

Just a bit of advance warning, we will be unable to process orders between 2/9 and 11/9, but any orders placed during this time will receive a small extra gift to thank you for your confidence in Gorgeous Yarns and your patience in waiting for your parcel. We will post them as soon as we can after 11th.

Bye for now, Caroline

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