This Week's Happenings
A cold week this week, perfect for snuggling the handknits! The Rico delivery man braved the arctic temperatures to bring us some summer cotton goodness!
This pile of loveliness is the new colours in Rico's Cotton Soft DK. The colours go so well together, I can see them all used in a gorgeous pastel baby blanket!
Rico Cotton Soft is a 50g Ball of cotton mix yarn, 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. 125m in a ball, with a tension of 22stitches and 28 rows on 3.5-4mm needles.
These are the new colours of creative cotton dk (left) and aran (right). This very popular yarn is brilliant for crocheting home wares - in fact its what I use when I crochet things for the shop. The crochet mandalas in Crochet Corner, as well as numerous bits that have been in the window are made from this good quality affordable yarn.
A 50g ball has 115m, is 100% cotton and a gauge of 22 stitches and 28 rows on 4mm needles.
Lastly, there is one bag of this brilliant super chunky yarn, with a reflective thread running through. The picture below is taken with the camera flash so you can see the difference! It's a lovely grey tonal yarn that would make a lovely hat. A 100g ball has 110m, and a gauge of 11 stitches and 14 rows on 7-8mm needles. It even has wool content, with 30% wool, 54% acrylic and 16% glass fibre for the reflective properties. It is very soft and you can't feel the reflective thread at all, which really does make it good for warm hats and scarves.
There are some new patterns in this delivery too, which I'm about to put away in the pattern books ready for the weekend!
Hope you all have a great weekend!
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My name is Sharon the Sheep, the owner of Avicraft Wool Shop in Bromley Kent..