Monthly Archive January 2012

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20% off Baby Wool in January

Baby Wool 20% off in January 2012
Special Offer on Lion Brand Baby Wool for January 2012, 20% discount.  Order now and try this fabulous superwash baby yarn today.

£2 off Fisherman’s Wool January Offer

Fisherman's Wool special offer
£2 off per ball/skein of Fisherman’s Wool, available in Natural, Oatmeal or Nature’s Brown.   These gigantic skeins weigh in at 227g each making them excellent value compared to similar undyed yarns such as Sirdar Eco 

Make these amazing items using this yarn which is simply fantastic for felting, dyeing, knitting or crochet.   I’ll be posting pictures later this week of my latest adventures in dyeing Fisherman’s Wool for a sweater I’m making.     I’m using the natural shade for the body and the dyed skein (pinks and purples) for the fair isle pattern on the yoke and cuffs.

All the patterns shown below are available free on the Lion Brand Yarn website.   Email us for yarn requirements or yan substitution advice at     Many thanks to Lion Brand for the photographs.  

The Snowflake Tote Bag, ideal for knitting projects, uses 1 ball of Natural and 1 ball of Nature’s Brown.  The little coin purse is made using Natural, Oatmeal and Nature’s Brown and can be made from scraps.   The cowl, suitable for men or women as you can see from the photo, takes 1 ball and is shown in Natural but would be gorgeous in Oatmeal.

I’d love to make the Felted Tribal Bag?    Absolutely stunning, using Nature’s Brown, Oatmeal and Natural (1 ball of each colour), it has a very clever construction and is felted for extra stength.   

From a knitters point of view, felting also hides any imperfections, so this would be a good colourwork project for someone who isn’t confident but knows the techniques.   I’d be happy knowing that the felting would hide any slips or uneven stitches.     Only you will know 🙂

Snowflake Tote Bag

Fisherman's Wool Tote Bag

Felted Purse

Felted Purse

Fisherman’s Cowl

Fisherman's Wool Cowl

Felted Tribal Bag

Felted Tribal Bag