Wednesday, 5 October 2011

New Yarns!

Knitwits Yarns

In between all the other excitements of our lives, I have been slowly adding new yarns to the site.

Our basic baby acrylic/polyamide mix has gradually been moving over to Rico and we now have a very good colour selection in their Baby Classic DK and the start of a selection in Baby Classic Aran. It's been a bit of a struggle to find a really good baby acrylic that's good quality and a good price (some are ludicrously over-priced, in my opinion, at over £6.00 for 100g). Customers who've been knitting with the Rico have been very impressed and say it's the best quality they've used for a very, very long time. Here are the latest DK colours:

We also have some lovely new sock yarn from Rico - Superba Tweed which, as the name suggests, knits into a fairisle/tweed effect. Very pretty - I have some on the sock needles e'en as I type:

We've also just had a delivery of ........ fanfare .......... CAN CAN!! It only came in yesterday and is selling well so buy now to avoid disappointment!

Finally - for now - I've just put our new Icelandic Lopi wool on the site. Icelandic wool and patterns are really coming back into fashion and, seeing the wool and patterns, it's not surprising. We have some patterns on the site already and there are more to come. The rep's pictures of the wool were so vague that I've got a slightly bizarre mix with not enough brown/grey. They are on their way and will then be available for the patterns that take 4+ colours. In the meantime, Tracey is knitting me this:

in cream and 3 shades of blue - yum! It's worth noting that, although many of the patterns are modelled by men, the smaller sizes are suitable for women!

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