Thursday, 19 May 2016

"...What You Got Cooking?"

If you’ve popped into one of our shops, you’ll know our staff love to knit and crochet! Often it’s socks or samples of the latest yarns.

In Edinburgh, our attention has turned to something a little bit different.

Can you guess what it is?


What about this one?

Need a clue?

Don’t worry we’re not reestablishing as a bakery. Our window display from July will be “Bake Off” themed and we were so excited to get started on these little creations we started now.

We will keep you up to date here as our crème de la crèmes begin to take shape.

All that’s left to say is “Ready, Steady…. Knit”.

Post by Alasdair in our Edinburgh shop

Monday, 9 May 2016

Fionnuala's Baby Blanket

Today we wanted to share with you Fionnuala's latest project: this gorgeous baby blanket from Sirdar pattern 4528, knitted using Rowan Cashsoft Baby.

Fionnuala's Blanket.jpg

"I started in pink as my friend told me she was having a girl. I struggled a bit with the butterfly but got it in the end, then I got a message to say they got the sex wrong!

I decided I was not going to rip back the butterfly but leave it and do the other blocks in different colours. I redesigned the blocks in the pattern, using a heart and pussycat instead and ending with a blue block with motorbikes. (They are biker friends after all!)

I have not blocked out a blanket before, so used these KnitPro Knit Blockers along with Blocking Mats and it has definitely given the blanket more definition."

The soft shades of this yarn work perfectly together and the final blanket looks absolutely brilliant. Well done, Fionnuala.