This summer marks five years since we launched our first yarn, Titus - and we want you to help us celebrate. On the official 5th birthday in August, we'll be holding an event at our shop in Leeds, including a fashion show of some beautiful garments made in Titus. As part of this, we're starting a Titus Make-A-Long (MAL) - much like a Knit-A-Long (KAL), but if you're a crocheter rather than a knitter, we want you to feel included too. Click here to find out how you can get involved - and enjoy some special offers too!
The Rose Window of York Minster is an iconic symbol of Yorkshire. It has been a feature of this famous building for many centuries and has great historic significance. Wheel and Rose windows are symbolic of the medieval period and the view of time and the universe as God-given. At York Minster, the Rose Window (pictured below) combines red and white roses to reflect the union of the Houses of York and Lancaster in the 16th century following the War of the Roses. We took inspiration from this beautiful sight for our new shade, Rose Window. It's a rich raspberry pink, soft and gentle yet striking and perfect for a sunny day. In Titus, Rose Window is a vibrant pink...
This Saturday is Yarn Shop Day - a celebration of all the brilliant yarn shops that cater for crafters' needs across the UK. Naturally, we'll be celebrating - and we hope you will join us! To mark the occasion, we're delighted to say we're bringing back Titus Goddess, the beautiful hand-dyed Shades of Titus that were so popular. Joy from The Knitting Goddess, based just down the road from us in Harrogate, has taken our Titus yarn as a base and worked her magic to create a series of limited edition, multi-tonal over-dyed shades. Click here to find out more.
If you've been crafting for any length of time, it's likely you'll have heard of Coop Knits. If not, we'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to one of our absolute favourite designers. Coop Knits is also known as Rachel Coopey, a British designer who particularly specialises in socks. She's incredibly prolific, having created her own collections and contributed to many more, as well as bringing out a range of yarns last year. She also has an active Ravelry group, filled with fans talking about her designs and the projects they're working on. Click here for more.