Happy Valentine’s Day

Good afternoon knitters! Well we have managed to somehow have an easier week than most this week. I suppose all our preparation for the new seasons products may be starting to pay off! Now it was Valentine’s Day yesterday so I hope your other halfs didn’t forget and managed to show you just how much they really care by picking you up something lovely.. and for the most of you out there reading this I hope it was something yarny!

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We have two wonderful offers on starting today for those that may still be looking for that little bit extra, we have…

15% off all chunky yarns, simply enter the code CHKY15 at the checkout

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15% off selected sock yarns from Regia, Opal, Noro and Araucania, simply enter code SOCK15 at the checkout

A few items that you may like to pick up are,

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Homespun Vintage by Jane Crowfoot, Inspired by the fashions of the 20th Century, 20 knit & crochet projects are split into three classic themes: Two Tone Chic, Folk Tales and Time for Tea. Lampshade covers & pillowcases evoke the drama of Art Deco shapes, floor cushions display the colour & simplicity of Russian Folk Art, and doilies & sofa cushions reflect the ‘Make Do & Mend’ era. Or how about Debbie Bliss Rialto Print? Twelve knits for four to twelve-year olds in Debbie Bliss Rialto Print DK.

 We have more new yarns in and may I say some beautiful pastel colours from Araucania in Ranco for this season, perfect for spring!

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and with beautiful summery tones of Botany Lace,

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This Monday all the staff here at Stash finally had our Christmas do! After many re-scheduling! We went for a nice meal at Frankie & Benny’s, so we would like to say another huge thanks to those at our knit group that contributed towards that for us. Thank you!

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January Sales!

Since our last post we have been secretly processing all the new seasons yarns and patterns! Ooooh very exciting! Each one will be launching at a different time over the next few weeks. Last week we had the releases of the new SMC & SMC Select ranges. Starting with SMC Select publications we have SMC Select Highlights 004, Fashion and Classics.

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Highlights 004, presenting both modern and classic styles in knitting and crochet. This publication offers selected designs in three different fashion stories, which are characterized by a variety of styles, colors and design trends. If you want to see more of what’s inside SMC Select Highlights 004 click here.

Next we have SMC Select Moments 020, 021 and 022.

Moments 020, presenting SMC Select classic designs and retro flair.

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Moments 020, presents classic designs and retro flair. The styles of the 60’s are now back in style. This publication shows how to make these fashions look current for an unparalleled comeback. If you want to see more of what’s inside SMC Select Moments 020 click here.

Moments 021 Presenting SMC Select Violena, Violena Colori & Solavita.

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Moments 021, presents new designs in Violena, Violena Colori and Solavita. Everyone who loves pastel colours and light, airy designs will be delighted with this publication. The designs have a mixed variety of detailing with some incorporating floral shapes. If you want to see more of what’s inside SMC Select Moments 020 click here.

And lastly from SMC Select and the Moments collection is, Moments 022, Presenting SMC Select Belisia, Reflect & Cabare.

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Moments 022, presents designs in Belisia, Reflect and Cabaré. Styles are knit with the new SMC select Belisia yarn and with the best-selling Reflect and Cabaré yarns – the choice is yours! The patterns are very on trend using block colours with a texture. If you want to see more of what’s inside SMC Select Moments 020 click here.

Here is a selection of SMC Selects NEW Spring/Summer 2013 yarns, this will give you an idea of shades available as well as textures…

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Now we will move on to SMC’s publications, all within the Inspiration Collection we have, Inspiration 050, 052, and 053.

Starting with SMC Inspiration 050, Summer Fashion, Accessories & Home Decoration using SMC Catania Grande.

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This publication has 26+ designs with patterns using SMC Catania Grande. This patterns are light and airy with a really spring and summer feel about them. There is a huge range of textures and techniques within the patterns with plenty of garment shapes to choose from. If you want to see more of what’s inside SMC Inspiration 050 click here.

SMC Inspiration 052 Casual Styles in SMC Miracle.

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Eleven patterns using SMC Miracle, Festival colors and young fashion. We just love the cardigan in the centre of the image don’t you?! If you want to see more of what’s inside SMC Inspiration 052 click here.

Finally SMC Inspiration 053, Trendy Ethno Styles in SMC Multicolor.
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Nine patterns using SMC Mutlicolor, a Multicolor Collection where Ethno meets Urban in relaxed casual styles. If you want to see more of what’s inside SMC Inspiration 03 click here.

Again here is a selection of SMC’s NEW Spring/Summer 2013 yarns, this will give you an idea of shades available as well as textures…

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 All items are available here,

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As well as all this going on I am sure you will have seen our 20% off everything offer by now??

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This is a great opportunity to buy any yarn or any accessory, this could help to finish off any Christmas projects you maybe didn’t have time to complete over the holidays? Or have you got any upcoming birthday’s and you can’t think of the perfect gift? Well try knitting or crocheting a pair of gloves, a scarf, maybe a jumper or blanket for the perfect, handmade and unique gift with love. Or just fancy topping up your stash? Maybe you have had your eye on a lovely yarn that you just simply didn’t want to spend all that money on? Well this offer literally is 20% off everything, even including our already reduced sale stock! This is your chance, so get in there well the offer lasts!! Just enter code JAN2013 at the checkout or quote over the phone. Offer available until Thursday 31st January.

I am going to leave you with a photograph of this beautiful WIP poncho knitted up in Rowan Creative Focus Worsted by Jane from our knit group. Well done Jane 🙂

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everybody and may 2013 bring you everything you wish for and more!

I thought I would share with you today, this adorable wedding teddy bear made by one of the knitters from our weekly knit group. Isn’t she just wonderful!

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Now on a new note, we now have available for pre-order Rowan’s new season Spring/Summer 2013 magazines. There are plenty to choose from, Knitting and Crochet Magazine 53, All Seasons Chunky Collection, Summer Textures, Softknit Collection, Simple Shapes Cotton Glace, Simple Shapes Handknit Cotton & Rowan Studio 30 ‘Folk’.

Magazine 53 is another fabulous edition full of stylish designs and with a multitude of patterns to choose from. It has 3 stories, Glorious, Ikon and Essentials. Designers include Marie Wallin, Martin Storey, Sarah Hatton, Lisa Richardson and many more.

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And here is a snap shot of the others due to come!

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As well as the new books we have new yarns to go with them so here is a sneak peek at this seasons new Rowan yarns.

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Wonderful aren’t they? And of course, there will be a lot more shades available than just the 6 I have shown you. We have just received, and this is a first for Stash, Addi Premium Circular Needles 40cm in ALL sizes. Excited much? Well as you can see we here at Stash really are, we can’t wait for all the new product to arrive to us and I am pretty sure you will be just as happy to see them as we are!

Our brand new Fyberspates Gleem and Vivacious have been selling great, we have already had to restock twice in the last week!

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We have more stock moving into our clearance section now, stock such as Araucania Lenga, Lauca and more. Reductions up to even 25% off! Definitely worth a visit if you like to grab a good bargain. As well as that we have a 15% of ALL SMC Select yarns at the moment. So let this be a great start to a great year! 

Happy Holidays!

Hi everybody! We hope you have all had a wonderfully festive Christmas and are now preparing for the exciting New Year! December has been a very busy month for us, so to keep you in the loop, here is what we have been getting up to…

We have had brand new lines in from Fyberspates – Gleem Lace and Vivacious 4Ply & DK. They are beautiful luxury hand dyed yarns, both available in 12 shades, all 100g balls. We are very excited about this product and are the first stockists to receive any of it before Christmas and even the New year! The Vivacious is 100% Superwash Merino Wool and Gleem 55% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester Wool and 45% Silk.

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These are the shades and weights. The colours really are beautiful.

We have also had in 3 NEW colours of Fyberspates Faery Wings, take a look they are equally as lovely as the others!

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We have had some wonderful samples brought into us from the book ‘Cute Little Knits’ By Jem Weston.

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We have had more magazines in stock :

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Here are a few snap shots of our knit group from over the Christmas period. Enjoying knitting, chatting, snacking and more!

                        

         

We thank our knit group for our Christmas gift off you all!

For everybody, enjoy the rest of your holidays & from all of us here at Stash, have a wonderful & happy new year!

To end the week we have a Xmas Week Sale on.

Spend £15 (excluding VAT) and receive 15% off everything!
Available NOW at www.stashfineyarns.com
Offer ends Monday 31st December

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Busy, busy, busy

Yet again another busy week for us here at Stash with lots of new arrivals constantly coming in. So an update of the week..

After being told we should get this in as everybody was wanting it, we got it in. It’s Circulo Tecido Trico. Circulo Tecido Trico puts a whole new spin on ruffle yarns. This fabric base has holes on one side similar to rail-road style ruffle yarns. A pattern for a ruffle scarf is included on the label and shows you how to knit into the holes for a unique ruffle look. I immediately liked the prints (the leopard being my favourite!) I thought how is this going to work out? How is it possible to knit with ribbons? But after Helen (The Boss) came in with one that she had started to knit up I was amazed! It has been selling as we were told it would and it looks wonderful! Rather than me telling you here is her sample, see for yourselves..

It is available in 22 different prints and if you look closer there are 6 free patterns available for this ribbon yarn. Here are just some of them that we have in stock at the moment. Click here to see the free downloadable patterns.

We have had in some great books, great ideas and great little monsters in Janet Smith Can’t Knit by Suzie Johnson, The Glamour Collection is also beautiful as expected, it has some fabulous designs in especially coming up to Christmas! Follow the links on our website to view all the designs inside these fabulous books.

We have a new Swift and Ball Winder in stock, these again are great ideas for Christmas presents!

Our lovely bosses, Helen and Steve have had fun this week amongst the busyness. They got to grab a sneak peek at all the new Spring Summer 2013 yarns, Patons, SMC, SMC Select, Debbie Bliss, Rowan, Louisa Harding, Arauc… and plenty more! Oooo exciting! Can you believe winter is just beginning and they are already choosing next seasons yarns?

Well anyway enough dreaming now, we had our knit group again this Wednesday as we do every week (Wednesday 10.30 – 12.30), some of our loyal knitters and knatteres had knitted a small square each to put together as a beautiful baby blanket for one of the other ladies. So to end this weeks post, here is our group with their baby blanket.

I hope you all had a great Halloween and have fun on Bonfire night, remember remember the 5th of November!

Knitting group and Scrumbles…

I know it has been quite a while since I’ve delighted you all with my ramblings, but we have been very busy here at Stash.

Some of the latest news is that we have started a weekly knitting group on a Wednesday morning – STITCHES @ STASH

 From around 10.30am to 12.30pm we have a lovely group of knitters and crocheters, all busy – chatting and drinking coffee and treating themselves to a cake or cookie… and of course perusing the latest arrivals.

We do have a Ravelry group – Stitches@Stash

We have also re-started our workshops for the year and the first one was last Friday  – Freeform Knitting and Crochet. I was able to sneak off and join in, which was fun as it is something I have never done. Bee kept us all on track and busy all day, the time just flew by. Here are our scrumbles with and without the refreshments…