We’re so excited to be adding a yarn brand that we’ve long lusted after to the shop.
It’s no secret that we love a good bit of colour work knitting, so it only makes sense to add the gorgeous British Breeds yarns by Marie Wallin to our range.
We’ve got all 20 of the stunning shades available, and also three different pattern books by Marie Wallin for you to chose from that support this collection.
The books are Wildwood, Gentle & Marie Wallin just released Cherish - a book that includes some of her old favourite patterns reworked in the British Breeds yarn.
I know that Anita is superkeen to knit Maida from Cherish - a gorgeous sweater with a colour work yoke and a twisted stitch textured body…. While I’m keen to get started on Aisling, the stunning sweater you see on the cover of Cherish, I’m going to start first on the Rowan cowl from the Wildwood book, so we’ve got a shop sample for you to check out when we start being able to attend live shows again.
There’s so many beautiful patterns to choose from in these books, including single coloured textured knits - these yarns are so beautiful, they don’t have to be just used for colour work.
The yarn is 100% British wool, blended from Blue Faced Leicester, Exmoor, Wensleydale and Zwartbles sheep breeds. It’s a fingering weight yarn with a 2ply construction and has 85m/93y per 25g ball.
This blend creates a real woolly wool, with a super sheepy smell to it & we think you’ll really love working with it.
The 20 shades in the collection are all heathered solids, so they don’t look boring & flat, and the range is carefully selected to give you so many options to play with. The colour range is heavily influenced by the colours of autumn. Having said that, it does contain both warm & cool shades though, so you’ll always be able to find a selection within it that should suit you.
If you do find choosing colours a little daunting and you are after something a little different from what is in Marie Wallin’s pattern books, then please do get in touch and we’ll do our best to help out with your colour choice selection.
The hardest thing for us both will be deciding what to cast on first!
Happy knitting! - Anita & Kylie