New from Debbie Bliss: Eco Baby Prints

The latest fun new yarn from Debbie Bliss for babies and children is the gorgeously soft new Eco Baby Prints!

Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints

There’s also a lovely new book to accompany the yarn:

Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints Book

Filled to the brim with super-cute patterns for babies and children, we’ve had trouble choosing our favourites from this book, but here are just a few:

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We love these tiny buttoned bootees!  They would make a lovely gift for a new and take just one ball.  The perfect opportunity to try out variegated yarn on a small scale.

DebbieBliss_EcoBaby_StripedDress_02_480x720_72_RGBThis little chevron patterned dress using Eco Baby Prints and Eco Baby is great for layering with colourful leggings, pretty but still perfect for running around in!

DebbieBliss_EcoBaby_ThreeColourSweater_03_480x720_72_RGBWe adore the elbow patches on this jumper, a little detail that makes this sweater bang up to date.

DebbieBliss_EcoBaby_PleatNeckTop_04_480x720_72_RGB…And last but certainly not least, this simple dress with pleated neckline is both pretty and practical.

Want to see all the designs in the book?  Check them out here!

Made from the same beautiful fairtrade organic cotton as Debbie’s popular Eco Baby yarn, Eco Baby Prints is available in ten fabulous variegated shades and knits to the same tension as Eco Baby and Baby Cashmerino, so you can also use patterns for those yarns too!

Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints #01/Safari Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints #02/Park Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints #03/Seaside Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints #04/Carnival Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints #05/Meadow Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints #06/Pool Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints #07/Mauve Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints #08/Blossom Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints #09/Citrus Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints #10/Mariner

Happy Knitting!

 

New Yarn: Debbie Bliss Delphi

Fancy a quick knit ready for summer?

Then Delphi, the new yarn from Debbie Bliss could be just the thing for you!

Debbie Bliss Delphi

A quick knit on 8mm needles, Delphi is a beautiful cotton tape yarn available in gently shifting tonal shades.

Debbie Bliss Delphi Book

The accompanying book, Delphi is full of stylish summer knits that will fit easily into your summer wardrobe.

Here are some of our favourites:

Debbie Bliss Delphi

This beautiful sweater uses slipped stitch colour work to great advantage, achieving a stunning effect using only one colour at a time!

Debbie Bliss Delphi

If you prefer knitting lace designs, how about this pretty leaf lace sweater?  We love the way that the leaf pattern creates gentle ripples of colour when knitted in a shaded yarn like Delphi.

Debbie Bliss Delphi

If you fancy something a little more simple, this stylish waterfall jacket is a chic option and would go with anything in your spring/summer wardrobe.

Debbie Bliss Delphi yarn can be found on our website here and the book can be found here. Want a closer look at the designs in the book (including more that we couldn’t feature here)?  Take a look at the pattern index!

Happy Knitting!

New in: Louisa Harding Anise

Our next new arrival is Louisa Harding Anise:

Louisa Harding Anise

Anise is chunky cotton blend tape yarn, printed in a stunning array of spice inspired shades.

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The accompanying pattern book contains a range of free spirited and flattering summer knits from stunning waistcoats (like the one above) and dresses to beautiful shawls and sweaters.

Louisa Harding Anise

We love this poncho, a perfect cover up for the change in seasons:

Louisa Harding Anise

…This lace edged top hits that sweet spot between interesting to knit and simple enough to be relaxing to make:

Louisa Harding Anise

….and we love the cabled neckline on this relaxed sweater:

Louisa Harding Anise

Which will you make?

Happy Knitting!

New in: Noro Kureopatora

January is always an exciting time of year at Stash Fine Yarns as we get to beat the January blues with exciting deliveries of lovely new yarns!

One of our first new arrivals of the year is the gorgeous Noro Kureopatora:

Noro Kureopatora #1009

An 100% wool yarn with a generous 270 metres per 100g ball, Kureopatora can be knitted on a 4 – 4.5mm needle to a light aran weight tension and has all beautiful colour variations that you expect from Noro Yarns.

Noro Romance

There is also a lovely book with designs for both men and women, Noro Romance by Jenny Watson to accompany the yarn.

Kiss by Jenny Watson

We love this cabled jumper in Kureopatora in cheerful and zingy shade #1019.  The cowl is knitted separately and there are a number of options in the pattern that allow you to knit either a larger cowl to cover your shoulders or just the jumper (which has a round neck), so you can make a sweater to suit you!

Dream by Jenny Watson

Or how about this classic raglan sweater for the man in your life? The pattern also includes a matching hat, if you’d prefer a smaller project.

We hope you like this stunning new yarn as much as we do!  Why not treat yourself with a splash of colour to beat the January blues?

Happy Knitting!

Christmas ideas with Louisa Harding Mila!

We just had to show you this fab idea for using Louisa Harding Mila….

Mila Xmas decorations

…… Christmas decorations!

Les who works with us here at Stash has crocheted a fab little selection using shades #11/Cracker, #01/White and #07/Herb.

There are quite a few pastel shades and brights as well, if you prefer an icy or vibrant Christmas colour scheme to traditional red, white and green.

Louisa Harding Mila

And if you buy three balls or more, you can get the Louisa Harding Mila Book free!

Louisa Harding Mila Book

Happy Knitting (and crocheting)!

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!

Still by Kim Hargreaves – now available to pre-order!

Now available to pre-order, Still by Kim Hargreaves…..

Still by Kim Hargreaves

We can’t wait to get our hands on this gorgeous book!

Happy Knitting!

New Rowan Chenille available now!

Our latest arrival at Stash is Rowan’s new yarn, Chenille:

Rowan Chenille

Rowan Chenille is a soft 100% cotton chenille yarn, with a velvety texture.  It’s got really great stitch definition, making it perfect for cables and textured stitches, such as the cable and lace stitches on this lovely slipover from the Rowan Chenille book:

Satin in Rowan Chenille

There are twelve beautiful colours to choose from, ranging from classic neutral shades to rich jewel tones.  It also works well for colour work, like this sweater, worked in a slip stitch pattern:

Calico in Rowan Chenille

You can find Rowan Chenille on our website here and the accompanying pattern book, ‘Chenille’ here.  Want to know the yarn requirements for the patterns so you can buy both at the same time?  Find out yarn quantities and view the designs featured in the book here.

Happy knitting!

New in: Windswept by Marie Wallin

Just arrived, a gorgeous new book from Marie Wallin using Rowan yarns; Windswept.

Windswept by Marie Wallin

Marie’s first self published collection, Windswept features 12 beautiful designs showcasing Marie’s flair for cables and fair isle.

Windswept by Marie Wallin

We love this fair isle tunic (above) and intricate wrap (below) both in one of our favourite yarns, Rowan Felted Tweed:

Windswept by Marie Wallin

……. and the gorgeous cabled jumper in snuggly Rowan Cocoon with crocheted trim in Rowan Fine Tweed:

Windswept by Marie Wallin

We can’t wait to get knitting these designs!

Happy Knitting!