One of the best things about picking up a new yarn is seeing how it behaves compared to your old favourites. In the case of Dovestone Natural Chunky, we're loving getting to know its drape and definition - and putting it to good use in some gorgeous patterns.
Above is the gorgeous Clem sweater, part of the new Learn to Knit at Home collection, created by Alison Moreton. We asked Alison about the inspiration behind it, and the collection as a whole.
To see what she had to say - plus get a special offer on Dovestone Natural Chunky and the Learn to Knit at Home collection when you buy together - click here.
Welcome to the new season!
Over the last couple of weeks, we've shared some of the yarns and patterns we're introducing as part of our new Autumn-Winter 2017 range. We kept a few surprises up our sleeves and we're really excited to be able to reveal them to you now.
Meet baa ram ewe Big Balls, pictured above. They're inspired by the baa ram ewe colours that you know and love, and are made from 100% British wool, scoured and combed in Yorkshire. They're ideal for using in spinning, arm knitting, felting - or just for display! We've loved getting our hands on these gorgeous 1kg Big Balls of beautifully soft wool, and they're already turning heads in the shop. If you want to bag your Big Balls before they run out, click here.
To find out more about all our new season products, click here and read the latest edition of Field Notes.
The arrival of July can mean only one thing: it's time for our New Season Launch! Taking place onThursday 13th July in our Leeds shop, it's open to anyone who wants to join us - but places are limited, so book yours early to be among the first to see what the new season will bring. Click here to book your place.
The New Season Launch is always a brilliant night - not to mention offering you the chance to get your hands on new products before anyone else. We're really excited to share with you some fantastic new yarns and patterns for Autumn-Winter 2017.
Click here for details.
We do love it when our new season launch is around the corner and, as always, we like to give you a little preview of what's to come along with an opportunity to be the first to get your hands on our new beauties!
Click here to get all the details before anyone else.
Ooooo it's so pretty! We're delighted to announce that Titus Goddess Shades of Bishopthorpe will be launched this Friday at the wonderful Woolfest in Cockermouth, Cumbria!
It's the latest in our series of collaborations with The Knitting Goddess, also known as Joy, based just down the road from us in Harrogate. She hand-dyes yarn in small batches, so each skein is different, giving unique results for whatever project you use it for. A couple of years ago, she took some of our Titus yarn and brought out a series of limited edition Titus Goddess Shades. These were hugely popular with customers, so of course when the opportunity came up we wanted to let Joy work her magic on some more of the shades.
Click here to read more.
This Saturday is Worldwide Knit In Public Day. It's a fantastic opportunity to share your love of knitting with the world. Crafting is a great way to break boundaries and build connections: from inspiring a new knitter to starting a life-long friendship, we've heard wonderful examples of the way knitting has lead on to brilliant things in people's lives.
Of course, the best way to start a conversation over your knitting needles is to have something eye-catching and inspiring on them. So we've put together some recommendations for our favourite colourful and patterned knits with interesting stories behind them to make sure your public knitting goes with a swing this weekend.
Click here to read this week's Field Notes.
In the world of craft, crochet can sometimes feel like the poor relation to knitting - but not at baa ram ewe! We want crocheters to feel just as loved as everyone else, and we've been working on a few projects recently to make sure that's the case.
We hold regular workshops here in our Leeds shop, and our crochet tutor Melanie Boocock designed a fabulous shawl. Jane has made it up (pictured above) in Dovestone dk, using Bramley Baths, Aire and Endeavour, and we think it's gorgeous. Melanie is happy to share the pattern so if you're interested in making your own, just get in touch.
For now, to find out what gorgeous patterns and yarns we have for crocheters in this week's Field Notes, click here.