You put love in every stitch. That’s what my Gran used to tell me, especially during my moments of frustration when I was learning to knit, or tackling a new pattern. Do you know what, she was right! I often think of her as I knit or crochet. I think about how the yarn I’m using, the pattern, and the colour I have chosen all come together for that garment, and for that person. I’m going to be knitting a Shetland Lace shawl for my niece who is getting married next year in New Zealand. There will be love in every stitch of that shawl for sure. I asked for advice from Liz Lovick of Northern Lace, and she recommended The Heirloom shawl from her book, Magical Shetland Lace Shawls. I can’t wait to get started and share the love of the gorgeous yarn, the beautiful pattern and the age old skill of Shetland lace knitting.
Did you know, its Fair Trade fortnight, starting today until 11/03/18. Here at Gorgeous Yarns we believe in fair trade and ethical yarn production. We support artisan indie dyers, ethical companies and organic wool production. Have you seen our Nurturing Fibres range? They are produced by a co-operative in south Africa, from cotton and bamboo farming and harvesting, to spinning and hand dyeing the yarns. The colours are beautiful, sunny and blend well together so you can make something unique. Perfect for knit and crochet projects.
To celebrate Fair Trade fortnight, we will include a Fair Trade free gift with each purchase until the 11/03/18, just a little something from us!
Have you seen Inside Crochet magazine which has my pattern in it? Its the Loving the Lattice top which is featured on the front… crocheted in Purely Gorgeous, 100% organic merino/silk and ideal to wear over a polo neck top, blouse or as it is (in warmer weather!) The pattern is only available in the magazine, and the top takes 500g or 600g, depending on the size you make. Why not give it a go?
We still have Pirkka Lanka on special offer, and this yarn is perfect for jumpers, cardigans and ponchos, ideal for this cold weather. I have knitted and crocheted with it, it works well for both. We have 2 specific patterns for this yarn. And the Bordeaux shrug pattern which featured in The Knitter before Christmas can also be made in this cosy, versatile yarn from Finland. You could even use the Pirkka Lanka to crochet the Loving the Lattice top…
That’s about all our news for now. If you haven’t already signed up for our newsletter, hop onto our home page for the link. The newsletter will be out on Thursday 1/03/18 and this month there’s a free crochet cowl pattern for subscribers.
Keep warm, Bye for now,