Lighter Sangria and Restocked Goodness!

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From top left: Islington Macbeth, NEW Beyul Fleur, Islington Padparadscha, Beyul
Rhubarb, Islington Sangria and Persimmon, Fox Crescent pouch, Penanular brooch

5 skeins Sangria in Islington British Bluefaced Leicester  fingering weight has been added to the shop this week. This dark, rich oxblood goes gorgeously with the other hues now in stock as a warm, deep autumnal hue.

You can mix Sangria with Beyul, as I’ve shown in the stunning array in the header. With the exception of Fleur, all of these hues and accessories are available in both fingering and DK in the shop. You could easily swap lighter Balsam for Fleur in fingering weight to get a similar effect. 😉

There are now three reds in stock for Islington:
Macbeth – tomato
Red Velvet – cherry
Sangria – oxblood


From left: Islington Voodoo, new Ramble HawthorneSangria, BaskervilleAvocado 1Squirrelly.

Dark, delicious Voodoo and Squirrelly in Islington has also been restocked.

There is no proper shop update next week as I’ll be in Oslo for the Strikkefestival. Hope to see some of you there!

Get all yarns above now in shop. 😘

Linda x

 

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Shop Update: New hues in DK!

LInda Lencovic Aran, BEYUL, ISLINGTON DK, Kettle Yarn Co.

Yarns shown from top left: Beyul Rhubarb, Boysenberry, Islington DK Sangria, Beyul Fleur, Balsam, Yurt.

This week’s shop update is all about thicker, warmer yarns. I’ve got two new colours and some restocked hues in Islington DK and Beyul DK. The two blends can easily be used together as they are exactly the same thickness.

First new huw is Islington DK in autumnal Sangria. Perfect with restocked  neutrals Nutkin and Squirrelly, this hue is – a rich oxblood.

Also new this week, but in the Beyul baby Yak, silk, Merino blend is Fleur – a gentle blush pink, more saturated than Balsam. You can see the two side by side above to get a sense of how lovely they’d work as an ombre with Yurt.

Restocked this week from top left above:
Islington fingering and DK Nutkin, Kingfisher, DK Blighty and Beyul fingering and DK Delft.

I’ve added a listing on the shop this week to let you pre-order skeins of Waltham Aran greys, Peaky Blinder and silver Graveney. Waltham is spun from the softest non-superwash British Bluefaced Leicester for knits that will last you decades.

Here are some brilliant Waltham designs to keep you warm this winter! From left: Paulina Popiolek’s lush cardi-coat Kodiak, my Brynja cardigan, glorious warm All I want by Joji Locatelli and the versatile huge of a cardi, Angelus Novus by Renée Callahan.

I’ve decided to sell this weight on pre-order only and will be making it available when I can. The listing will only be open until the end of October, so get it now to avoid disappointment. 😉

Take Two! Introducing Baskerville – dawn to dusk II

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Baskerville dawn to dusk II is the second collection of designs showcasing small- batch British breed Baskerville yarn. Featuring the unique blend in four knit designs by Renée CallahanBristol IvyLinda Lencovic and Karie Westermann, these designs show off Baskerville’s versatility through a range of simple techniques.This collection is available as a 24 page booklet printed on uncoated, FSC (from well managed forests or recycled stock manufactured to ISO 14001 ), chlorine-free paper with environmentally friendly vegetable-based inks.

Take a closer look at the fabulous patterns included and get full pattern details on Ravelry.

All colours of small-batch Baskerville, British Exmoor Blueface / Gotland / Silk, are now back in stock and ready to ship.

from left: Leaden, Nebulous, Dawn, Umbra, Eventide, Dusk

I also have skeins of the special-edition avocado dye left from last week you can use for these patterns:

from left:  Avocado 1 – A very light blush that reads almost as Oyster, Avocado 2 – A light delicate pink / peach, natural Dawn

Avocado is Good For You: more naturally dyed Islington & Baskerville!

LInda Lencovic Baskerville, ISLINGTON - British BFL/Silk, Kettle Yarn Co.

from top left: Baskerville Dawn, Avocado 1, Avocado 2, Islington Avocado, Islington Copper, Beyul Rhubarb, Ramble Hawthorne, Heather, Meadowsweet.

I’ve naturally dyed 3 more special-edition batches of Baskerville and Islington with avocado! Stunning paired with grey or browns, this delicate blush hue is a perfect foil for the other madder-like reds I have this season and I’ve created a colour wheel above with the various hues I’ve got in stock to show you how wonderful they look next to each other.

There are three blush-y pink-peaches available this time. Two are in my small-batch Baskerville, British Gotland, Exmoor and Silk. Shown below next to natural grey Dawn, Avocado 1 is a warm pink/Oyster, whilst Avocado 2 is more saturated blush:

The Islington – British Bluefaced Leicester / Silk, directly above, is slighty darker than previous batches and would be amazing used with the other 2! The contrast of the shine in the silk against the halo of Gotland would be DIVINE. 😉

Every skein is truly one of a kind as there is a larger variation of colour due to the the natural dye process, and there are a only a small number available in each batch due to the number of Avocados needed to achieve the colour.

The first time I dyed with avocado I immediately cast on a Sourcebook Sideways Pullover by Norah Gaughan, using a strand of Dawn with the avocado dyed yarn to make it a full DK weight. This jumper is, hands down, the knitting make I am thus far most proud of! (Evidenced by smug face below). 😋

I am sorely tempted to drop all other projects and get a Starting Point by Joji Locatelli on the needles this weekend in some of these with an accent of black Islington Voodoo and Ochre gold. I think this would be another hands-down winner, and a portable blanket as well!

I am releasing all 3 colours this Friday Sept 22nd at 5 pm GMT. Be forewarned, these generally sell out fast, so try to get the skeins while they last.  😉

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Get ready for the RAMBLE Knitalong!

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 Hawthorne, Heather, Gorse

I’m considering starting a Ramble Knit Along for October! I think it would be super exciting to see all the projects you are making with my new small-batch, woolen spun Ramble all in one place, so figured starting a KAL for the new blend would be the thing to do! I’ve spent a lot of time over the last while planning what to make with my new baby.


  Heather, Gorse, Sloe

Available in 7 complementary hues, Ramble is an airy twirl of the finest British-reared Romney and Shetland fibres sourced directly from local British farms.

@brityarn has me thinking about Vellamo by Francesca Hughes from the cover of Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 18: Autumn 2016! The details of this jumper are lovely. 😍

Here are some combo ideas I whipped up while planning my own Vellamo.


Green/blue clockwise from top left:
1. Sloe, Meadowsweet, Burdock    2. Burdock, Nightshade, Sloe   3. Burdock, Nightshade, Hawthorne   


Greys clockwise from top left: 
1. Nightshade, Meadowsweet, Gorse   2. Heather, Meadowsweet, Gorse  3. Nightshade, Hawthorne, Gorse
4. Meadowsweet and Gorse


 Red clockwise from top left:
1. Hawthorne, Heather, Gorse  2. Heather, Hawthorne, Gorse   3. Hawthorne, Nightshade, Meadowsweet
4.  Heather, Hawthorne, Sloe

I’ve  added a thread on my Ravelry Group, so if you’d like to take part, please leave a comment this week and let me know. I’ll come up with some fab prizes and a date for this to kick off once I get enough people willing to take part. Maybe starting the 1st of October as I’ve got a few things to finish up for Oslo Strikkefestival 2017.

Who is in? 🙃 You can knit whatever you’d like in the blend and take part. Please join in with some pattern suggestions of your own and add images and links to make it easy for the rest of us.

I’ve created a Ramble KAL Pinterest board and am adding all the patterns I’ve considered that I think will work really nicely in this woolen-spun yarn...check it out for suggestions!

 

Shop Update! Under the Sea

LInda Lencovic BEYUL, ISLINGTON - British BFL/Silk, Kettle Yarn Co., Project Bags, shop update


New Atlantis project bag, Doolittle Bear, Llamallamallama, Natural Hisotry, Ships Ahoy, Cabin
I’m introducing a new design in the extra large project bags this week – new Atlantis!

This lovely design features seadogs, cats and a merman bringing you a bottle of gin. What more could you ask for?

  • Sturdy, triangle zipped bag with tassel and zip
  • thick canvas cotton with silver vegan pleather lining
  • 16 x 30 cm, perfect for medium to large jumpers
All of the large project bags are also back in stock if you’ve been waiting for them, along with the teal Llamallamallama pouch!

These bestsellers have been set to allow backorders on the shop and will be restocked every few weeks until the holidays.

Black Quartz, Balsam, Yurt, Bosenberry, Orchid
New, lighter and more semi-solid Beyul purple, Boysenberry, is now also available in fingering weight as well as DK. Rhubarb fingering and DK is back in stock and shipping this week.

Islington fingering and DK Kingfisher is restocked as is fingering Copper.


RAMBLE Hawthorne, Beyul Rhubarb, Islington Copper

I’ve realised I’ve dyed quite a few hues that are a similar madder-type red lately! These three above are lovely together as a tonal and blend contrast for a striped or colour blocked something special.

Find them all in shop for your making pleasure!

RAMBLE – INTRODUCING EXCLUSIVE NEW SMALL-BATCH BRITISH YARN!

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RAMBLE
Small-batch British-reared Romney / Shetland fingering weight yarn
100g = 437 yards (400 meters)
Ramble Yarn
From left above: Gorse, Heather, Hawthorne, Sloe, Nightshade, Meadowsweet, Burdock.
Think Shetland haps, Fair Isle and Fisherman’s jumpers, or just deliciously toothsome garter; Ramble melds the softest grades of traditional fibres into a delicately lightweight, springy yarn. Drawing on a centuries-rich history of sheep rearing and wool production from the Shetland Isles and England’s smugglers paradise, Romney Marshes, this yarn is lightly processed, and woolen spun into a heathered, sheepy cloud.
Meadowsweet, Heather, Hawthorne.
Meadowsweet, Heather, Sloe.
Available in 7 complementary hues, Ramble is an airy twirl of the finest British-reared Romney and Shetland fibres sourced directly from local British farms. The fibres are spun and dyed at one of Britain’s few remaining woolen mills, creating a yarn perfect for colourwork, twisted stitches, cables and rustic lace shawls. It’s fleecy 2-ply construction blooms into a lightweight fabric, helping to even irregular stitches into a closely knit, cohesive material with a gorgeously rustic hand.


Above: Walkham by Hanna Maciejewska  Gorse.

 
From left: Meadowsweet, Heather, Burdock, Nightshade, Gorse.

Ramble’s gauge is very flexible; knit densely it produces a warm, durable fingering-weight fabric, knit loosely it can be a more lofty and bouncy sport to DK weight as the woollen-spun yarn expands to fit spaces left by larger needles. You can also hold two strands together for thicker Fisherman’s jumpers, choosing 2 different colours for a traditional marled effect.

East or West by Joji Locatelli in Meadowsweet, Gorse and Nightshade

A truly exceptional heirloom quality yarn, it is simple to keep your Ramble items looking new for decades to come as any tiny pills can easily be removed without damage to other fibres.

This blend will only be available in small-batches as only the finest graded fibres of Shetland and Romney will be used for this yarn.

Find Ramble in shop now!

Never Enough Summer!

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from left: Islington fingering, nutkin, copper, light squirrelly, NEW creamsicle, persimmon
Most of us here in the UK have been feeling pretty sad at the weather lately. Summer seems to have left us too soon, but the upside of this is that Autumn knitting has arrived early!

Thoughts are turning to thicker knits and I’ve dyed some lovely semi-solid Waltham Aran in Lapis blue for some nice, thick, Brynja-like, cabled knitwear!

Or maybe a thick All I want shawl to stave off the cold with Graveney silver?

If you are still somewhere warm and properly sunny I have a new Islington fingering-weight hue this week, I’ve called this one Creamsicle in a fit of summer dreaming.


from left: Islington fingering, nutkin, peony, NEW creamsicle, padparadscha

A light, creamy honeydew melon with speckles of orange, this hue is a lovely light choice with warm Nutkin, which has been restocked this week.

All yarns are in shop for your making pleasure!

Happy weekend all. 😘

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OCTOBER

I’ll be at Oslo Strikke Festival this year! See you there!
20—22 OCTOBER. OSLO, NORWAY

End of summer SALE!

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I’ve decided to throw an end of summer sale as we need some cheering up in the UK with it the weather having gone to autumn already! 😉

Shop the sale by scrolling down the products page to the bottom.

Time for more Rhubarb! 

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from left: Beyul fingering, nutkin, balsam, absinthe, yurt, rhubarb and doolittle magpie pouch.

Some of you requested glorious madder-pink Rhubarb in thinner fingering weight Beyul and I’ve got it in stock for you this week!


Rhubarb

DK weight Rhubarb is also back, shown below in my Siri designed by Linnéa Öhman.

Also new in Beyul DK this week is a lovely new grey/grape hue I’ve named Boysenberry.


Shown above with Rhubarb, Balsam, the large Llama gauge and the Copperplate Pigeon project bag.

Some of you will have seen it in my other new cardigan, a pattern mash-up of my own that I’ve striped with Islington DK Ochre gold.

You can find all yarns in shop for your making pleasure!