New magazines: Interweave Knits and Enchanted Knits

As promised, here is our sneak peek at two more of our latest influx of American magazines.  This time we’re taking a look at Interweave Knits Fall 2014 and Enchanted Knits 2014.

Enchanted Knits

First, Enchanted Knits.  A special issue from Interweave, Enchanted Knits is brought to you by the editors of the popular Jane Austen Knits magazine, which you may recall from the last couple of years.  Inspired by fairy tales, these designs certainly have a magical feel, but strike the right balance between fun and wearable.

Hunger for Rampion PulloverWe love this beautiful cabled jumper in Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK and these cosy colour work mittens in Rowan Felted Tweed DK (shades #154/Ginger and #181/Mineral), you only need one ball of each colour!

Hervors Undermittens

Interweave Knits Fall 2014 is full of cosy, practical knits for the cooler months.

Interweave Knits Fall 2014

There are cosy sweaters and cardigans, as well as accessories, such as this cowl in Rowan Felted Tweed Aran:

Erstwhile Scarf

Like what you see? Don’t delay, these magazines always sell out fast!

Happy Knitting!

New Magazines from America!

We’ve just had a very exciting delivery of four new magazines from America:

Knitting Traditions, Knitscene, Enchanted Knits and Interweave Knits

Knitting Traditions, Knitscene, Enchanted Knits and Interweave Knits.

Knitting Traditions Fall 2014

Knitting Traditions is full of interesting articles on the history of knitting as well as beautiful patterns inspired by historical patterns and garments.

This issue contains articles on the knitting traditions of the the Sami, Knitting during the American Civil War and Traditional Dutch Ganseys.  There are also patterns for the beautiful red shawl on the cover, a scarf, mittens, slippers, a child’s Gansey with matching hat and socks and a Christening set.

Snowflake Lace Scarf

This pretty scarf in undyed lace weight yarn would make a lovely gift.  Why not try it in our undyed Angel Lace?

Knitscene Fall 2014 is full of easy to wear knits which strike a nice balance between simple and interesting.

The cosy hoodie on the cover features interesting Gansey style detailing and would look great in Rowan Pure Wool Worsted.

Knitscene Fall 2014

We love these cute little mitts working in a cosy herringbone stitch. A fun little project, they only take 2 – 3 balls of Rowan Fine Tweed in shade #383/Leyburn.

Glenveagh Mitts

Check back tomorrow for a little sneak peek at Interweave Knits and Enchanted Knits.

Happy Knitting!

New in: Sirdar Autumn/Winter yarns and patterns!

It’s been a busy time for us here at Stash Fine Yarns over the past few weeks, as all the new yarns and patterns for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 arrive.  Every day there seems to be something new and exciting delivered!

The latest new arrivals are from Sirdar.

We have brand new yarns, with books and single patterns to go with them too:

Sirdar Divine, a beautiful self striping DK weight yarn with a mohair style look, made from soft Polyester and Acrylic, perfect if you love the look of mohair yarns, but find you cannot wear them next to your skin.

Sirdar Divine

There are patterns for women and girls in the accompanying book, Divine, and single sheet patterns are available here.

Sirdar Divine Book

Sirdar Wool Rich Aran is a classic wool blend yarn available in traditional and fashion shades, perfect for cosy cabled sweaters and accessories:

Sirdar Wool Rich Aran

Patterns can be found in the Wool Rich Aran book and single patterns are available too.

Wool Rich Aran Book

You can find them here.

Last but not least we have two really fun yarns,

Head Start:

Head Start

… and Heads Up:

Heads Up

These yarn kits would be great for making or giving as gifts and contain everything you need to make an on trend bobble hat, including pattern (printed on the label) and coordinating furry pom-pom!  They’re really quick to make too.

What’s your favourite?

Happy Knitting!

Rowan Magazine 56 out now!

This time of year always brings exciting new things for knitters and the first of these is, as usual, the new Rowan Magazine:

Rowan Magazine 56

As ever, the magazine features three distinct fashion ‘stories’, Wilderness, Craftwork and Essentials.

The first story, Wilderness, is inspired by dramatic, wild landscapes and appropriately, is photographed in the bleak yet beautiful Scottish Highlands.

Ness by Marie Wallin

Ness by Marie Wallin
Knitted in Rowan Tweed, Rowan Colourspun and Rowan Frost

This story focuses on cables, texture and colour work with stunning designs for men and women.

Fergus by Martin Storey

Fergus by Martin Storey
Knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed Aran

The second story, Craftwork, is inspired by traditional crafts, with influences as diverse as Bauhaus and the Arts and Crafts movement (think William Morris).

Elsa by Marie Wallin

Elsa by Marie Wallin
Knitted in Rowan Kid Classic

 

This is the perfect collection for fans of colour work, but if you’re not confident with fair isle or intarsia there are some lovely patterns using stripes too, such as this gorgeous cardigan:

Ulrika by Lisa Richardson

Ulrika by Lisa Richardson
Knitted in Rowan Fine Art and Rowan Kidsilk Haze

The third and final story is Essentials.  Every season Rowan pull together the key catwalk inspired trends into a wearable collection of handknits and this season is no exception.

Melody by Martin Storey

Melody by Martin Storey
Knitted in Rowan Kid Classic

With a great selection of really versatile knits from this openwork wrap cardi to comfy slouchy sweaters like this one worked in snuggly fisherman’s rib, there’s a style to suit everyone.

Verse by Martin Storey

Verse by Martin Storey
Knitted in Rowan Pure Wool DK

If you want a peek at the other designs in the magazine you can check out the three stories; Wilderness, Craftwork and Essentials here:

Wilderness

Craftwork

Essentials

If you fancy a read, there are also interesting articles on knitting in the First World War, Sanquhar knitting, Alpaca fibre and an interview with Rowan designer Lisa Richardson.

Can’t wait to get your hands on a copy?  Grab yours here!

Happy knitting!

Designer Knitting in stock!

New this week, Designer Knitting Early Autumn 2014:

Designer Knitting Early Autumn 2014Full of fashionable knits to take you from summer to autumn, as well as in depth articles on adding pockets, Scottish kilt socks and the health benefits of knitting, Designer Knitting is essential reading.

Here are a couple of our favourite designs from this issue:

Sarah Hatton CardiganThis pretty cardigan by Sarah Hatton knitted in Rowan Wool Cotton 4ply features a delicate diamond lace motif and leaf embellishments and would be a perfect extra layer for cool summer evenings.

Marie Wallin TopThis airy top by Marie Wallin knitted in Rowan Truesilk is the perfect summer sweater!  An unusual lace pattern combined with the beautiful drape of the silk yarn makes for a fun knit.

You can see the other designs in this magazine here and Designer Knitting is available to buy on our website here.

Happy Knitting!

New Issue of Noro Magazine now in stock!

The new issue of Noro Magazine has arrived this week and Noro fans are certainly in for a treat!

Noro Magazine Issue 4

This issue is full of inspiring projects for Noro yarns and here are some of our favourites:

Noro Lace Shrug

This stunning lace shrug is worked in a combination of Noro Silk Garden and Debbie Bliss Angel.  What a great use of two different yarns!

Crochet scarfIf crochet is more your style, why not try this pretty scarf made of floral motifs in Noro Taiyo 4ply.  The self striping yarn allows you to make this scarf using just two balls of the same shade, a really clever use of the yarn.

Noro SocksFinally if you love sock knitting, why not try knitting socks in Noro yarn?  These colourful socks feature mock cables to give textural interest without any excess bulk and can be made with 2 – 3 balls of Noro Silk Garden 4ply.

Want to see all the projects featured in the magazine?  Check them out on our website here.

Happy knitting!

Araucania Ranco less than half price!

We’ve got a great bargain for you this week in our sale, Araucania Ranco at less than half price! (RRP £7.95, sale price just £3.95 per 100g skein!)

We’ve got a great range of sophisticated solid and fun multi colours for you to choose from:

PT1946x1 PT490x1 PT501x1

PT485x1 PT498x1 PT1944x1

PT2108x1 PT944x1 PT2111x1

PT943x1 PT2110x1PT2109x1

PT941x1 PT2112x1 PT2113x1

Ranco is a really versatile yarn, perfect for a whole range of projects, from socks to shawls and even sweaters!

Araucania Ranco is available to buy on our website here

Happy Knitting!