Monthly Archive April 2012

Knit Now Issue 8

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Subscribers will have received their copies of Knit Now Issue 8 in this weekends post.    Another issue received with great excitement about seeing our patterns in print.    Our Cashmere Cosy pattern is shown on pages 38/39modelled by one of the Practical Publishing team.  He loved the hat so much he even asked to keep it, what a compliment.     Photo copyright of Practical Publishing Ltd.

It’s made using 2-3 balls of the Superwash Merino Cashmere (10% off this month) so give it a try.  It’s sized for babies through to an XL adult size for the largest of noggins.

Some visitors have had problems with the discount codes, so I’ve just left the discount as a straight 10% off all colours of the yarn.    This is a super easy knit, quick, it took me a couple of evenings at most and looks great on both men and women.

A great alternative to this would be the Austermann Merino Silk, this will be available in a couple of weeks when our order arrives.   It’s a similar blend to the Lion Brand but has silk instead of nylon, it’s gorgeous!

The inspiration?    My boyfriend (who works outdoors) hates knitted hats.  He says they’re itchy, never fit properly and always look the worse for washing.   It’s a good job I love a challenge isnt’ it?     I started playing with ideas for a unisex hat in a gorgeous cashmere blend as it’s soft, warm and washable.    It’s easy to knit, but also gives knitters a chance to try a luxury yarn without breaking the bank.

We hope you like it!

Vanna’s Choice 10% off April

860SkeinArt Vanna’s Choice is a premium acrylic yarn, super soft and despite much effort I can’t get the hats I’ve made with it to even think about pilling! It’s affordable, one 100g ball will knit up a couple of hats and it goes a long, long way. Available in a wide range of colours, we’re stocking 20 of those at the moment, all the best selling shades.

It’s on offer throughout April with a 10% discount, many of you will have seen it in Let’s Knit! Magazine issue 54.

For Let’s Knit readers, I’ve disabled the product code and put on a blanket 10% discount as you really do need to have logged in to the online shop for the code to work and until I can get that to work in a different way, it’s easier to give everyone the discount.

Knit Now Issue 7

Knit Now Features Woolly Madly Deeply, our designs and yarns.   Special offer code.

There is a 10% off coupon code for the merino cashmere yarn, If you try to add the coupon before Step 1 of the checkout, it won’t recognise the discount.  I’m working on fixing that bit of code to work differently so for now I’ve discounted the blossom and wine colourways by 10% without the code so no need to enter at the moment  If you’re looking for another colour, drop me an email and I’ll sort it out for you.   

My subscriber copy of Knit Now Issue 7 arrived this morning to much excitement in our house.   See our Superwash Merino Cashmere yarn, Alpine Wool yarn and new designs from Loraine Birchall of Woolly Madly Deeply using the Alpine Wool, entitled The Eagle Hat and Scarf, see photo below, courtesy of Knit Now Magazine / Practical Publishing Ltd.

Also featured is Elfine by Anna Elliott, the Springstar Hat by Jacqui Harding and Barnyard Pals by Cilla Webb.  All created as part of the  Knit Now Designer Challenge.  Yarn was provided by Woolly Madly Deeply.  The challenge was to create a pattern using just two balls of superwash merino cashmere.   The designers have done an amazing job don’t you think?

Hope you love the new patterns, I’ll add links as soon as Knit Now add them to both and their own Blog.

We have limited stocks of the Alpine Wool, new stock is due at the end of April/Early May on this range.  We do have an alternative roving yarn by Schoeller & Stahl which is due in stock early next week.   At that point I’ll add kits for the Hat only, Scarf only and a reduced price kit for both the Hat and Scarf using that yarn.   For those who wish to pre order the Lion Brand Alpine Wool instead, we do have alternative colours available in stock (with Red as the main colour) and enough stock of the Barley to make up one hat kit.    We were caught on the hop with the early issue of this months magazine but on the plus side it means you’ve seen our yarns and patterns.  We’re delighted with that.

Loraine x