Stylecraft ReCreate DK
Stylecraft ReCreate is a brand new yarn and is a part of Stylecraft's efforts to produce yarns with less impact on the environment. It is a blended yarn made entirely from recycled fibres. 40% wool from recycled garments, 30% acrylic also from recycled garments and 30% polyester that comes from shredded plastic bottles and is then spun. It comes in 8 shades (above), and there are 6 patterns to go with them.
I was very excited to cast on the cabled cardigan for myself in the navy yarn shown in the pattern.. It's a really lovely shade of navy with a mostly cream fleck which I really like. I'm hoping the largest size will work for me, and I was pleasantly surprised that it only requires 7 balls!
You can find the yarn here and the patterns here.
James C Brett Stonewashed DK
This lovely yarn isn't technically "new in" as its been here for a few weeks, but it's so nice I felt it deserved its own post to sing its praises! Stonewashed DK is a lovely colourful yarn which knits up as mottled colours rather than stripes, with all the colours blending well together. Its a 100% premium acrylic yarn which feels very nice to the touch.
We are pleased to announce that we are now stocking the iconic Peter Pan yarns by Wendy! We have in stock the full colour range in the 4ply (12 pastel colours) and DK (24 colours, both pastels and brighter colours) as well as white 3ply, and the full range of baby and children's Peter Pan patterns.
I didn't realise just how long a history Wendy and Peter Pan both have - Wendy started up in 1898, changing the name to Wendy in 1928, as the owner Arthur Carter was an acquaintance of J M Barrie and was granted permission to use the name. They launched Peter Pan in 1965 to become one of the best known names for knitters looking for high quality yarns.
Sharon has already tried out the yarn by knitting the very cute and very tiny cardigan in my first picture, using one of the Peter Pan patterns. She was very impressed by it, it knitted up beautifully and was a very enjoyable knit, the yarn didn't split and feels very soft. The pattern was very clear - Peter Pan patterns have the brilliant feature where each size is printed in a different colour to make it much easier to follow along and not make mistakes.
All of the options are now live on the website so you can browse online as well as in store. You can find them here. I'm loving the pale grey shade, Whisper as it looks modern whilst still maintaining a "baby" palette. It would also pair beautifully with many of the other colours to make a stunning stripey crochet baby blanket!
Here is my usual "technical specs" table featuring the DK, 4ply and 3ply: