Spring Colours are here at Gorgeous Yarns at last! The daffodils and primroses in the garden, and the beautiful shades of yarns from Kettle Yarns, Perran Yarns and Eden Cottage make me feel happy that the winter is behind us and days are getting longer, (more time to knit and crochet!)
This capelette is crocheted with Kettle Yarns Wimbledon DK in Melon Balls, a lovely spring colour of peachy pink. Its cosy over my shoulders but light and pretty for spring. The pattern is from Inside Crochet magazine, Issue 61. http://www.insidecrochet.co.uk/magazine/issue/61/
The new colours in stock from Eden Cottage are inspiring, have a look; the Polwarth wool in the Oakworth DK is lovely for spring garments, light but warm enough for those days when its still a bit chilly. I have finished the Como Shrug, knitted in Oakworth DK, and have been wearing it non stop. The stitch definition is beautiful without the yarn feeling crispy, I love it! The pattern is now available, it takes 700g of Oakworth, I think it would be gorgeous in Lichen, Green Tea or Robin’s Egg, what do you think? http://gorgeousyarns.co.uk/product/eden-cottage-oakworth-dk/ I will be giving the pattern free to the first 10 customers who buy the yarn to knit the Como Shrug. Its an ideal garment for the spring, and with the spring colours at Gorgeous Yarns, why not spoil yourself?
Spring Colours at Gorgeous Yarns are also on the way in the form of cottons….. a 4ply and DK. The 4ply is Susan Crawford’s Coquette, a mercerized fine cotton, ideal for lacy garments in the summer, and lovely crochet edgings to finish special projects in a range of delicate and beautiful colours. The DK cottons and bamboo yarns are coming from Nurturing Fibres in South Africa http://naturalyarns.co.za/shop/nurturing-fibres-eco-cotton-2/ and I believe I will be one of only 2 only stockists in the UK. The cottons are grown locally to Nurturing Fibres, and are all hand dyed, the company is ethical and supports local communities. The choice of colours is amazing and inspiring, and reflects the earthy tones of the countryside around, as well as some zingy colours. As with most Gorgeous Yarns, the colours are carefully chosen to tone and contrast across the range, so you can use a mix of colours to make your garment or project unique. I will let you know when these lovely cottons are in stock and you will be able to see and feel them for yourself at Proper Woolly in Devon at the end of may.
Proper Woolly http://properwoolly.co.uk/ is a wool and yarns event for knitters and crocheters, spinners, weavers and dyers, and runs alongside a food and drink festival. It is the weekend of 30-31/5/15 and I’m pleased to say the Gorgeous Yarns will be there. It will be lovely to meet you and I hope you will enjoy seeing our yarns and accessories and perhaps treating yourself! (Credit card facilities are limited due to poor Wi-Fi, and customers for both events are being advised to bring plenty of cash!!) More news and information over the coming weeks.
As it is the season, I have been doing a bit of spring cleaning, tidying and sorting. Several bag fulls have already gone to the charity shop, I have tidied and spring cleaned the office at Gorgeous Yarns HQ and I am planning a few special offers and promotions over the coming months, and stash items will be added. I will also be adding 2 new hand made project bags to our selection this week, they are bright pink, you can’t miss them!
I’ll leave you with some lovely spring colour, wild primroses in the garden,
Bye for now,