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 shade, while Dovestone dk is a slightly softer tone thanks to the Masham in its blend.
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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.
With his characterful face and colourful coat, it's easy to see why our Dashing Dachshund has become something of a favourite with our customers. Over the next few weeks, we're updating the pattern and will be releasing a new version soon.
While Dashing Dachshund is having his make-over (we'll share the new version in Field Notes soon), we thought you might enjoy having a bit of fun with us, and him - and the shades of Titus.
Introducing the baa ram ewe Dachs-Off - a competition to put your creativity to the test and see who can create the most fun and striking dachshund. Our Jane has started the ball rolling by creating Heinz, above. She used White Rose, Rhubarb, Viking, Bishopthorpe and Lotherton.
So why not join the baa ram ewe Dachs-Off? This is your chance to create your own Dashing Dachshund using any shades of Titus you want, and send us a picture of the results.
Click here to find out more...
We're pleased to announce the arrival of the stunning Colourwheel yarn from Sirdar. This gorgeous double knit acrylic blend yarn comes in six colourways which, thanks to the way it's designed, can be seen in full rainbow effect in the wound ball.
The Colourwheel yarns are a great way to introduce colour to your knits. The six shades are all very different, from the striking Follow the Rainbow to the more subtle Nature's Palette, so you'll find one to suit whatever you're making and the results you want to achieve. The only difficulty will be deciding which of the six is your favourite!
We have some great suggestions of projects to put the Colourwheel yarn to good use. Read this week's Field Notes for more - click here.
This week, we have a great offer for you - particularly if you're looking for a quick, easy project, or something suitable for a beginner, but you still want impressive results. It has very strong links to our woolly heritage too - click here to read Field Notes and find out more!