Yarn Shop Day Tomorrow!

We’re all very excited because tomorrow (Saturday 2nd May) is Yarn Shop Day!

Yarn Shop Day

There are lots of special things planned for the day at Stash Fine Yarns.  We’ve got Jeni from Fyberspates visiting to launch her lovely new shades of Vivacious and Gleem Lace and we’ll have luxury undyed yarns from Chester Wool Company too.

Fyberspates greys

We’ve also got a raffle with fabulous prizes, lovely goodie bags for the first 15 customers who spend over £35 an ex display garment sale and cake!

We’d love to see you so do pop in and say hello :)

Happy Knitting!

Knit.Purl, Knitscene and Knitting Traditions now in stock!

Three gorgeous new magazines from Interweave Press have just been delivered into our eager hands!

First up we’ve got Knit.Purl (Spring/Summer 2015):

knit-purl SS15 cover

Full of stylish understated knits with thoughtful details and a modern edge, Knit.Purl always proves popular, so don’t wait to long to get your copy!

We love the gorgeous Featherfall Cardigan by Jenifer Dassau, which would look stunning knitted in Louisa Harding Grace Harmonies.

Featherfall Cardigan

Next, we’ve got the latest issue of Knitscene (Summer 2015):

Knitscene

We love the Taffy Cowl by Faye Kennington:

Taffy CowlWe think it would look fabulous in Fyberspates Vivacious DK, best of all, you’d only need one skein!

Last but not least is Knitting Traditions:

Knitting Traditions

With lots of interesting articles on the history of knitting in various cultures, Knitting Traditions is a fascinating read, with plenty of knitting patterns too.

Happy Knitting!

20% off all full price yarns!

We’ve got a treat for you this lovely sunny spring weekend!

Get 20% off all full price yarns!

Just enter the code SPRINGTIME to receive a 20% discount on full price yarns when you spend over £10 (ex VAT).

Lapis Lazuli in Noro Tokonatsu

To fit bust: 32-34 (36-38: 40-42) inches
Yarn required: 5 (6: 7) 50g balls Noro Tokonatsu #6

 

How about this cute cardi (Lapis Lazuli from Noro Jewels by Claudia Wersing) knitted in gorgeous Noro Tokonatsu?

What will you pick?

Happy Knitting!

Kim Hargreaves Echoes now in stock!

The latest gorgeous new book from Kim Hargreaves has arrived!

Kim Hargreaves Echoes

Featuring 21 designs for summer, this book is packed full of the classic wearable shapes that Kim is famous for.

Here are our favourites (it was pretty hard to choose!):

Kim Hargreaves Echoes

Wave by Kim Hargreaves shown in Rowan Kidsilk Haze #642/Ghost
To fit bust: 32 (34: 36: 38: 40: 43) inches
Yarn Required: 6 (7: 7: 8: 8: 9) 25g balls

We love this sheer cardi knitted in kitten soft Rowan Kidsilk Haze held double. Perfect for snuggling into on a cool evening, this is the kind of thing we’d end up living in all summer.

Kim Hargreaves Echoes

Coral by Kim Hargreaves shown in Rowan Panama #325/Darkness
To fit bust: 32 (34: 36: 38: 40: 43) inches
Yarn required: 6 (7: 7: 8: 8: 9) 50g balls

This cute cropped cardi in Rowan Panama would make a very chic extra layer for summer days and is easy to dress up or down.  Subtle textured stripes keep things interesting and the viscose, cotton and linen blend Panama yarn is perfect for warmer weather.

Kim Hargreaves Echoes

Shell by Kim Hargreaves shown in Rowan Summerlite 4ply #419/Duck Egg
One Size
Yarn required 2 x 50g balls

If you fancy a smaller project, why not try this pretty cabled hat for a quick knitting fix?  Knitted in Rowan Summerlite 4ply, choose one of the soft chalky shades available in this yarn to really show off the delicate details.

Kim Hargreaves Echoes

Tide by Kim Hargreaves shown in Rowan Handknit Cotton #347/Slate
To fit bust: 32 (34: 36: 38: 40: 43) inches
Yarn Required: 16 (17: 18: 18: 19: 20) 50g balls

Last but not least, we adore the stunning cables and texture in this relaxed fit sweater.  Knitted in Rowan Handknit Cotton, this design really makes the most of the wonderfully crisp stitch definition of this yarn.

Which is your favourite?

Kim Hargreaves Echoes is available to buy here.

Happy Knitting!

20% off Debbie Bliss Yarns

We’ve got another fab offer for you!  Get 20% off all full price Debbie Bliss yarns until Tuesday 31st March using the code DB2015 at the checkout.

So what will you use your 20% discount on?  Here are a few of our favourite picks:

Debbie Bliss Delphi

We love the bright, fresh shades of Debbie Bliss Delphi and this ocean blue sweater fits two of the key trends for the season; relaxed shapes and beautiful shades of blue.

Florence Top

Or why not try this top from the Conway Bliss design team in Debbie Bliss Juliet and Eco Baby?

Crochet Baby Blanket

If smaller projects are more your thing, why not try a bit of crochet with this super cute baby blanket, crocheted in Rialto 4ply?

Crocheted Mouse in Rialto 4plyAnd last but not least, this little mouse in Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply is just irresistible!

Don’t forget to enter the code DB2015 at the checkout to receive your discount!

Happy Knitting!

20% off Rowan Yarns!

We like to give our customers a little treat every now and then and this weekend we thought we’d give you 20% off all full price Rowan yarns until Tuesday 31st March!

Just enter the code ROW2015 at the checkout to receive your discount.

Hortensia in Rowan Summerlite 4plySo why not treat yourself to a new knitting project for spring?  There a plenty of gorgeous things to choose from in the new Spring/Summer ranges, such as this pretty tunic from Rowan’s Summerlite 4ply book.

Rowan Crochet Along

Or why not try a bit of crochet?  The Rowan Crochet Along has started this week and the patterns are free to download on the Rowan website (click the picture above to download the first set of patterns).  The project uses Rowan Summerlite 4ply and there are three colour schemes to choose from, which you can read more about in our blog post here.

Misaki in Rowan Cotton Lustre

If you fancy a cardi for summer, we love this design by Sarah Hatton from the Rowan Cotton Lustre book. We have this sample in our shop and it’s proved very popular thanks to it’s gorgeous drape and flattering lines. Cotton Lustre is a tape yarn which knits up into a beautifully smooth fabric with a wonderful drape and subtle sheen. It has lovely stitch definition too!

Nilgiri in Rowan Tetra CottonOur last (but not least) favourite pick is this top from the Rowan Tetra Cotton book.  Knitted sideways, it has an interesting texture thanks to the columns of slipped stitches running horizontally across the garment.  A DK weight cotton yarn with a surprisingly lightweight construction, Tetra Cotton is a lovely yarn for summer, knitting up relatively quickly, but producing garments without too much bulk.

So go on, treat yourself!  Don’t forget to use the code ROW2015 at the checkout to receive your discount.

Happy Knitting!

Interweave Crochet Spring 2015 is here!

Spring has sprung and it brings with it the latest issue of Interweave Crochet magazine!

Interweave Crochet Spring 2015Filled with intriguing techniques and beautiful projects, this latest issue of Interweave Crochet is a real treat.

Sapphire SweaterWe love this pretty summer sweater by Doris Chan, which would look just as good with your favourite jeans or a summer dress.  Why not try it in Sirdar Cotton DK?

Zen SweaterThe striped Zen Sweater by Natasha Robarge has caught our eye too, we love the subtle lace stripes and the pops of colour amongst the grey background!  We think it would crochet up beautifully in Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply or Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply.

Dogwood ScarfIf you fancy trying a new technique, why not have a go at the Dogwood Scarf by Suzann Thompson?  This scarf uses a crochet technique based on freeform crochet and Irish crochet, called crochet charm lace.  A fascinating and very detailed tutorial is included, allowing you not only to make the scarf exactly as pictured, but also giving you the knowledge needed to branch out and make a crochet charm lace project of your own design.

Really inspirational!  We can’t wait to try it out.  If you fancy making your own Dogwood scarf, Fyberspates Vivacious DK has some beautiful hand dyed colours similar to those shown, or you could try Debbie Bliss Rialto DK or even Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine.

You can find Interweave Crochet Spring 2015 on our website here.

Happy Crocheting!