Designer Knitting Autumn 2014 now in stock!

Just arrived and selling fast, the latest issue of Designer Knitting, Autumn 2014:

Designer Knitting Autumn 2014

There are some stunning patterns in this issue, including these:

Pullover by Marie WallinThis stunning colourwork jumper by Rowan designer Marie Wallin is knitted in vibrant shades of Rowan Alpaca Colour and Rowan Kid Classic.

Openwork cabled sweater

We love the incredible detail in this intricate cable and lattice-work jumper by Shiri Mor is knitted in double knit weight yarn, we this it would look fab in Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK or Debbie Bliss Rialto DK.

Jacket in Rowan Tumble

A cosy cardigan is just the thing to snuggle up in when the nights draw in, so what could be better than this lush boyfriend cardi by Pat Olski in Rowan Tumble?

Don’t miss out, get your copy here!

Happy Knitting!

Gorgeous Juniper Moon Yarns are here!

Juniper Moon Farm

It’s arrived! All the way from America, Juniper Moon Farm yarns and patterns are now available at Stash Fine Yarns.

We’ve got three different yarns to choose from,

Moonshine, a soft single ply worsted weight yarn made of alpaca, wool and silk, available in 24 colours from pastels, to deep intense shades and brights.  Patterns for Moonshine are available here.

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JMFMoonshine13 JMFMoonshine14 JMFMoonshine15
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Herriot, a beautiful worsted weight 100% baby alpaca yarn, available in natural undyed shades and stunning heathered tones.  Patterns for Herriot are available here.

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and last but not least Findley, a delicate lace weight silk and wool yarn in a mix of brights and neutrals.  Patterns for Findley are available here.

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We can’t decide which to try first!

Happy Knitting!

Just arrived: Easy Fairisle knits by Martin Storey

Just arrived, a gorgeous little book from Martin Storey, Easy Fairisle Knits…..

Easy Fairisle Knits by Martin Storey

This lovely little book of designs is a great introduction to fairisle knitting and contains lots of lovely accessory projects that would make perfect gifts or even just a treat for yourself.  Soft Stripes Hat and GlovesAll the projects are worked in Rowan’s popular Felted Tweed DK yarn, making use of the extensive and beautiful colour palette of softly flecked shades.  We love this flattering set of hat and mitts with just a band of simple fairisle at the edge, a very effective way of incorporating a small amount of colourwork into a design.

Simple Spots and Paper Dolls Cushions

As well as accessory designs there are pretty and fun to knit homewares too!  This trio of cushion patterns would really brighten up your sofa.

Plaid and Diamond Socks

If you’re looking for a pattern for the man in your life, how about these cosy socks?  We like the combination of tartan inspired checks and a more traditional diamond pattern.

You can find the book on our website here and see the other projects in the book here.

Happy Knitting!

Still by Kim Hargreaves: Now in stock!

It’s here!  Still by Kim Hargreaves has arrived and its packed full of gorgeous patterns…

Still by Kim Hargreaves

Once again, the focus is on stylish flattering silhouettes and tailored garments.

We love the cable and bobble textures in this cosy cardigan, knitted in Rowan Cocoon

Mild in Rowan Cocoon

… and this delicate cropped cardigan, knitted in a combination of Rowan Fine Lace and Mohair Haze would be a versatile addition to your wardrobe.

Hushed in Fine Lace and Mohair Haze

You can get your copy here.

Happy Knitting!

Woolly Wanderings

Steve took a trip to the Craft Hobby and Stitch International Show last weekend and saw some amazing knitted displays! 

This is ‘Above and Below the Waves’, an amazing project organised by Alison Murray in aid of the R.N.L.I. and over 2000 knitters contributed to the project!

Above and Below the Waves

This beautiful exhibit included an underwater tunnel, just like an aquarium re-imagined in yarn…..

Above and Below the Waves

…. full of hundreds of knitted fish…..

Above and Below the Waves

……. a whale and squid…..

Above and Below the Waves

….. and even seaweed and mermaids!

Above and Below the Waves

Other stunning displays from Alison Murray at the show were The Gingerbread House (the whole house and everything in it is knitted)…..

Gingerbread House

……. and her latest project, Giant Textile Books, which also incorporates felting, quilting and embroidery too. 

Giant Textile Books

We love the pots of knitted flowers and that cute little blue tit sitting on one of them!

Giant Textile Books

There’s a whole woodland full of flora and fauna in this section of the exhibit (we love those toadstools and squirrels nestling amongst the leaves)…..

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….. and this wise old owl is keeping an eye on everything from his perch!

Owl

If you want to find out more about Alison’s projects, you can read more on her website here.

Happy Knitting!

Help us celebrate our 10th Birthday with 10% off everything!

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We’re celebrating our 10th Birthday this week at Stash!

So why not help us celebrate?  Sending everyone a piece of cake might be a bit tricky, so instead we’re giving you 10% off everything on all orders until Monday 29th September, so why not treat yourself?

The discount is applied automatically at the checkout, so you don’t even need a code!

If you’re thinking of participating in the Rowan Yarns Kaffe Fassett Mystery Knit-a-long, now would be the perfect time to order your yarn!  You can find a shopping list for all the colourways here.

Happy Knitting!