Favourite Yarns – New Shades

If I don’t finish this post now, it’s going to be Monday before I get back to it as I’m going to The Knitting & Stitching Show at the RDS in Dublin tomorrow ♥ 

The yarn companies really seem to have got their act together in terms of colour this season and have selected some beautiful hues to add to the palettes in their existing ranges.


Our most popular yarn in the shop is probably Sirdar Snuggly Double Knit and I’ve decided to add 5 new shades to our range.   Look at that blue.

Supersoft Aran

I’m loving the new aqua colourway in Supersoft Aran, but looking at the 3 new shades together they all look great.


Baby Chunky

Something similar again in Baby Hayfield Chunky yarn too.

baby crofter

Two pretty additions in Sirdar Baby Crofter.

BuzzTwo more in Bonus Buzz.  Every time I see the turquoise and grey colourway it make me think of knitting a stuffed robot for some reason?

Bonus AranLast but not least are 2 more shades in Bonus Aran Tweed and 1 lovely new shade in Bonus Aran (my son will be getting a jumper in this).

I’ll try and get some photos of the show tomorrow to share.  A friend has recommended a few of the stalls already, I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the Latvian Knitting Kits.  Hopefully, the rain will have stopped.

Happy Knitting!

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Autumn/Winter Goodies Are Starting To Arrive

Sirdar Faroe

We took delivery of some of the new yarns we’ve been expecting in last week including Folksong and Faroe from Sirdar.

Folksong Chunky is a multicoloured yarn made up of 51% Wool and 49% Acrylic
There are 75metres/82 yards in every 50g ball.  It’s a standard chunky and knits to a tension of 14stitches to 19 rows on 6.5mm needles.
There are 8 fantastic shades all of which are very wearable, my favourite is the orange blend.
All 8 shades of Sirdar Folksong
There are 8 lovely designs to knit with the yarn including accesories however, you could use the yarn as an alternative in most chunky patterns. Our favourite design is this great basic jumper, which really highlights the beauty of the yarn.

Faroe from Sirdar is a new super chunky made from 60% Acrylic, 25% Cotton and 15% Wool and for each 50g there are 43metres/47yards.  Faroe knits to a tension of 9stitches to 12 rows on 10mm and will work as a substitute yarn for many super chunky patterns.

There are 6 gently blended colours and 8 patterns that have been designed especially for using Faroe.  All of the designs are quite simple and would make very quick knits.  Our favorite is this lovely waistcoat with the cable detail around the neckline.
Sirdar Faroe

In addition the the 2 new yarns from Sirdar we also received 4 new shades in Click Chunky – Brown, green, silver grey and dark grey, all have a tweedie fleck.

Sirdar Click Chunky

4 new shades of Bonus Aran

Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Aran

and 2 in Bonus Tweed

Grey Sirdar Aran Tweed
There were also 4 new shades in Snuggly Baby Double knit and we took 2 of the new shades in Baby Crofter as I wasn’t too keen on the others.  There was also 3 new shades in Bonus DK and more stock came in in all of our favourite shades including the missing purple Snuggly DK that you all love.
As always there were lots of new patterns and books to come in from Sirdar too, we’re particularly fond of the 2 new books The Big Book of Little knits – Knit Christmas and Knit Pretty.
Knit Christmas
Knit Pretty

More about these books to come in a separate post.  I’m sure like me you’ll be eager to get knitting with the new yarns, the only dilemma is which one to start with?

Happy Knitting!