NEW Northiam DK!

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Its time for Northiam DK – my new small-batch, non-superwash British Bluefaced Leicester in thicker DK weight! 


Northiam
British Bluefaced Leicester
DK 50 grams = 117 m • 127 yds

Just in time for all your autumn projects, this delicious non-superwash yarn is a perfect yarn for warm, soft garments and accessories to keep you cosy throughout the chill months and beyond.

Available in the same 11 hues as the fingering weight, the DK comes in 50g skeins that work beautifully together for colourwork.



Perfect for colourwork as it has not been treated in any way, this yarn is grown, shorn, scoured spun and dyed at a British mill, keeping its carbon footprint low and clean whilst supporting small British farms.

Northiam is low pilling with a dry, slightly crisp handle. Its long-staple fibres are excellent for durable items and delicate lace, as well as colourwork. The DK has an added ply to the fingering, and the three plies create an even more balance yarn with softly defined stitch definition for cables, lace and other textures while creating beautifully balanced stockinette.


Upcoming mitt design in Samphire green

You can see the stitch definition in the lace panel on my upcoming mitt design and in the cables in the upcoming Dani Sunshine design below, which will be released soon by Walcott Yarns.


Upcoming jumper design in Blackthorn and Canvas

The stitches are also visible in the header shot in the close up of my newly finished Tecumseh by Caitlin Hunter. The stitches are remarkably smooth and well balanced – even in my shonky colourwork! ;-P

I’ve used natural Canvas, Barley and Swift grey in this pullover and the a larger needle on this one compared to the one above it gives it jumper an airy, light loft I wasn’t expecting with colourwork.

I can’t wait to hear what you all think of this new yarn! Find it in shop.

 


NORTHIAM DK PATTERN IDEAS
Foldlines
by Norah Gaughan
Geiger
by Norah Gaughan
Geiger
by Norah Gaughan

 


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Shirtdresses, here I come!

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Just finished my first Isca Dress, view A, and have just cut out another! This pattern is well considered and the designer, London based Marilla Walker, has made it easy to do bust adjustments by adding the markings direly onto the pattern if you need them.

I love the fine detailing on the finishing. At first I balked at doing the full felled seams, but after the first ones had to admit that the finish was so fine they were worth it.

This is the first item I’ve sewn with a full button placket and I am pretty excited to have unlocked a major new sewing level! 
I’ve used light shirting from @fabworksmillshop. It IS truly fabulous! A bit lighter than Tana lawn but just as silky. 

I was quite lazy as this was a wearable toile, and didn’t even bother trying to match the stripes – just laid the two bodice pieces butt up against each other when cutting out, which seemed to work. ☺️🙊

Adjustments /changes:

  1. FBA – as standard, the dress is drafted for a b-cup so I had to add a bit of width in the chest.
  2. SBA – whilst I normally wear quite loose dresses I decided I wanted this to fit more like a Toast dress I have and love, so I added back darts to bring in the back waist.
  3. I found the collar to collar stand placement a bit tight. This might have been due to mis-transferring markings, but had finagle the collar slightly back when done and am cutting a good 0.5cm from the collar from the next version so it has room to fold over neatly.
  4. I added the cuffs from the extensive free shirt modification Marilla provides on her shop (again – why free?). Think I might try to figure out how to do full length, button down sleeves in future.

LOVE this pattern and can’t wait to try the other version.

I do think Marilla should split these two patterns as they are completely different dresses, even though they start with the same shape, and she should be getting paid for the hard work she put into both of them! They are so worth it and I feel guilty having got these for the price of one pattern.

Superpower Pins – Pop Up at Knit with Attitude with Julie Knits in Paris!

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I’ve finally gotten a chance to make some enamel pins and the first have arrived! Personalise your project bags, jackets, knapsack, or notions pouch with this limited edition, premium hard enamel pin designed by me.

Superpower Enamel Pin, Copperplate Pudding project bag, Northiam Barley fingering skein, Soon to be released Iara shawl by Renée Callahan in Northiam fingering.
Kettle Yarn Co. Superpower Enamel Pin
You’re a talented maker fighting evil project by project!
27mm wide
Polished premium hard enamel pin in black nickel
Secure rubber pin backing
£10

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Back in Stock
Islington, Bluefaced Leicester/ Silk, Siren Call is restocked and in shop this week! It is the perfect time to cast on your own Belsyde by Renée Callahan. With a skein of Siren Call and one in Basekrville Dawn fingering you’d have a glamorous, super warm layer for autumn and winter.

I love the subtle lightening bolt pattern down the middle of this gorgeous design and how the Islington silk blend shimmers on the edges.  Find in both fingering weight and DK in shop now!

Shop Siren Call
Julie Knits in Paris
at Knit with Attitude & Kettle Pop Up Sept 12th
I will be in London again on Sept 22 to release a fabulous new Kettle design with non other that the vivacious Julie Dubreux – otherwise knows as all-singing-all-dancing Julie Knits in Paris! Julie has designed the most stunning colourwork cowl with the BEST name – Attitude – in Islington DK Siren Call,Blighty and Pom

To add to the excitement the marvelous Maya from Knit With Attitude has invited me to host my very own pop up shop from 10 – 2 on the Saturday! I will be bringing Islington sets for the cowl, a bit of Beyul and all shades of Ramble. If you are planning to drop by and would like me to bring something else please let me know. 😉

Julie is teaching two workshops I wish I could take and I’ve found out that there are still spaces to sign up:

COLOURS AND TEXTURES WITH JULIE KNITS IN PARIS
Friday September 21st, 2018 18:30 – 21:30pm

SHAKE YOUR SHAWL SHAPES! WITH JULIE KNITS IN PARIS
Saturday September 22nd, 2018 11:00 – 14:00pm

Book now and have a super fun time learning with this lovely lady!

If you can’t make it, I will get some kits up in shop for the release of the design on Ravelry that weekend as well. 

Hoping to see some of you there, though! Remember to bring any of your Kettle projects if you come – I’d love to see what you’ve made and works in progress.

NEW Northiam – Single Breed, Ethically Sourced and DELICIOUS!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

It is finally ready! I am so proud to introduce my new single breed British Bluefaced Leicester in the fingering weight. I’ve been working towards this for ages and am so pleased to be able to add another delicious non-superwash yarn to the Kettle stables.

Northiam
British Bluefaced Leicester
fingering 100 grams = 400 m • 437 yds

Northiam is a smooth, worsted-spun yarn from the finest Bluefaced Leicester sourced, scoured, spun and dyed at a British mill. Buttery against bare skin this long, semi-lustrous fibre has a natural drape, holding a block beautifully.

The softest non-superwash Bluefaced Leicester you will ever feel, Northiam is low pilling with a dry, slightly crisp handle. Its long-staple fibres are excellent for both durable items and delicate lace. Spun in two rounded plies it has excellent stitch definition for cables, lace and other textures while creating beautifully balanced stockinette.


Upcoming Iara Shawl by Renée Callahan in Rosehip, Amber, Quartz,
Shale and Caspian

“BFL is considered the finest of the British longwools, 
the generous staple length of BFL translates into great wearability for any 
day-to-day garment. And from an aesthetic perspective, BFL has a subtle luster to 
it that gives elegance without a sense of ostentation.” ~ Clara Parkes

Detail of an upcoming design in Northiam DK by Dani Sunshine – Ready or Not – in Blackthorn and natural Canvas
Available in 11 complementary hues, Northiam is milled in small batches and will only be be available online, at various knitting festivals like Unravel and Edinburgh Yarn Festival and for wholesale to carefully selected local yarn shops globally.
Detail of my upcoming Rosebay hat in Northiam Thistle, Barley and Hythe kid/silk Quartz
A heavier 3-ply DK will be coming soon! Find all the fingering weight and Hythe kid /silk to match to many of the hues in shop now, with more on the way. 😘

London Trunk Show at Nest – Sept 1st

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

Come join me for a London trunk show September 1st from 10 – 3 pm!
Gen has once again invited me to set up shop at her lovely shop, Nest, for the Great London Yarn Crawl. I am so pleased to be part of this great Yarn in the City event, once again.


102, WESTON PARK
LONDON

N8 9PP

I’ve been told the routes are now all sold out but even if you are not on the crawl, please do drop by if you can and say hello. I am so looking forward to seeing some familiar faces in the city!

For the trunk show I’ll be bringing my new Northiam British Bluefaced Leicester Silk so you can fondle it in the flesh and take a look at some samples I’ve knit in the yarn.

I  will have some of my exclusive speckles with me on the day.

There will also be a preview of Renée Callahan’s beautiful new shawl in the blend on display…

… along with gorgeous project bags, like these Cherry on Top bags below!

Nest is pretty easy to find, located in Crouch End near to Haringey, Hornsey, Crouch Hill and Finsbury Park.

Hope to see some of you there!

Islington Chambray is back in stock in fingering weight this week. Shown above in the lovely Waterlily by Meghan Fernandes. A light, stone washed denim blue yarn this is a perfect light layer to wear alone or over a long sleeved top on a chilly day.

Anniken Allis used this hue for her lovely one-skein Wheal shawl for the Knitter, which some of you may have seen!

Shown above: Beyul Ink, Baskerville Dusk, Beyul Delft, Islington L’heure Bleue and Chambray

Find them all in shop now!

Get Creative! Join me for a trunk show!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

If you happen to live in or near Princes Risborough drop by this Saturday Aug 4th from 10 – 4 for a mini trunk show at Hill View Farm’s amazing Creativity Festival!

For the trunk show I’ll  be bringing my new Northiam British Bluefaced Leicester Silk so you can fondle it in the flesh and take a look at some samples I’ve knit in the yarn and one I am currently working on.

There will also be a preview of Renée Callahan’s beautiful new shawl in the blend on display.

I will also have a variety of gorgeous project bags, like some of the beautiful leather-strapped Cherry on Top bags.

And a the beautifully sturdy Cycle bags.

Places are all booked for workshops but you can drop in and say hello and fondle some yarn and other delicious wares in the pop-up shop! I’ll be previewing Northiam and will have matching Hythe, samples and project bags as well.

Find us here:
Hill View Farm
Lee Road, Saunderton Lee, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom HP27 9NU

Hope to see some of you there!

Kettle Club – yarn club subscriptions!

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Get a special delivery of Kettle goodness every 3 months.
THE CLUB COMES IN TWO OPTIONS – CHOOSE ONE OR BOTH FOR THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!

Many of the colourways will be dyed exclusively for the club and never repeated, though some may be repeated after 6 months for the shop. The dyeing will be a range of speckled, solid and semi-solid styles. If you are selecting the two or three skein option your exclusive colourway will be paired with complementary skeins in solid or semi-solid yarns meant to be used together.

See below for my inspiration photos that I will use to dye the yarn. The yarn weights will vary to keep things interesting. 😉

ONE SKEIN
a skein of the exclusive dyed yarn
£24 every three months + shipping

TWO SKEINS
a skein of the exclusive dyed yarn and a coordinated solid/semi solid
£42 every three months + shipping

THREE SKEINS
a skein of the exclusive dyed yarn and two coordinated solid/semi solids
£60 every three months + shipping

Places on the club is limited! Sign up now and don’t be disappointed. 😉

 

Inspiration Photos

DK Avocado speckles in Islington!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

A bit more fun with speckling this week, this time with Islington DK which I’ve naturally avocado-dyed and then also speckled with black, to make it extra, super-duper special!


ISLINGTON DK
SW British Bluefaced Leicester / Silk
100 grams = 212 m • 232 yds

This classy/fun combo should knit up with fairly regularly repeating spots of black and grey on gorgeous champagne background.

This would be the perfect yarn to use with something simple like the recent  Laine Magazine Nutkin design in Islington DK.


© Laine Magazine

It would also work beautifully in any of Renée Callahan’s beautifully simple Zen Variations patterns, adding a bit of drama to the timeless designs. Wouldn’t kimono-like Takumi, below, be marvelous in this simple spotted yarn?


Takumi in semi-solid Islington DK Blighty.


Left: …against all odds (Max) by Isabell Kraemer in Beyul Steppe, Yurt and Black Quartz
Right: Enso by Renée Callahan in Islington DK Siren Call

This speckled yarn would also be amazing striped with Old Smoke or Black Quartz in a simple top like Enso, above right,  as well. I imagine it striped with a solid colour block at the top similar to my Beyul fingering jumper above.


Ketch Harbour by Fiona Alice

Or maybe a super unique shawl, like Ketch Harbour? I love how this shawl reminds me of birds wings.

As always with the avocado dyed yarns, which are more labour intensive and take quite a few avocados, there is only a small amount available. 20 skeins are now in shop while they last. 😘

Find the Zen Variations books in the shop as well!

Make sure you are signed up to the Kettle Krew for advance notice of all exclusives.

Tensile – 3 ideas for yarn substitutions

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

Brooklyn Tweed has released their much awaited Wool People Vol. 12 last month. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with Emily Greene’s eyelet jumper shown above, Tensile, and am trying to figure out when I might be able to make time to knit it for myself.

I’ve been imagining this in all my blends…

On the rustic side as originally designed, my small-batch British Ramble would be very similar to Loft, wooly and airy with a lot of warmth.
You can see below how soft the eyelet definition is with a woolen-spun yarn, like Ramble and Loft.

Ramble in Gorse yellow

Baskerville would give you a softer handle next to bare skin and a bit more lustre and compact tooth, especially if you use Baskerville Dark, with its higher percentage of luscious British Gotland. The jumper would look light and airy, shimmering in the sun.

In worsted spun Baskerville the eyelets will be more defined and the jumper will let through more air than above but will still have a rustic appearance like the original.

Baskerville in Dawn

If you wanted to go softer and more luxurious, Beyul would be perfect. The jumper would have a less boxy shape due to the silk’s drape and the eyelets would really pop in the plied version. Or you could use the new Singles to get a softly defined version.

Beyul is worsted spun as well, so sleek, making the eyelets truly round.

Beyul fingering in Turquoise Tarn and Yurt

Substitute any of these yarns for any of the designs in Wool People 12, depending on which jumper you think you’d be happiest with.

Now back to trying to decide which to use! 😋

 

  • Tensile image © Brooklyn Tweed

New semi-solid hues in luscious Beyul Single ply

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

More BEYUL Singles have been dyed for summer shawls. I’ve added new denim Ink , Black Quartz and delicate Balsam to the range..

Beyul Singles
Baby Yak, Silk and ethically sourced superwash Merino
120 g = 480 meters • 522 yards

Iceberg, Steppe (above in the header) and Yurt are also restocked.

You can see how the Singles knit up in this gorgeous cowl by Laura Nelkin for her exclusive Nclub. Look at how beautifully light and fluffy it is!


image © Laura Nelkin

Unfortunately this is an exclusive colourway and pattern for her club, but it will be released in a few months. In the meantime, see below for some gorgeous suggestions of things to make with your precious Beyul Singles skeins.


image © Laura Nelkin

Also updated this week are the purples and greens in the plied Beyul fingering, just in time for some cooling greens in the heatwave we are having here in the uk. Stay cool and knit in the shade!

From left: Orchid, Boysenberry, Shrub and Jade.

 

 

Correa
by Ambah O’Brien
Witching Hour
by Renée Callahan
Postcards from California
by Heidi Kirrmaier

Hit the beach with Sorella – 30% off a new Baskerville DK design!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

As the sun begins to set on the horizon toss Sorella over your shoulders at the end of a long day at the beach. Kari-Helene Rane has designed this modern fisherman’s style vest in airy Baskerville DK with simple cables to create a modern garment with a nod to traditional knitwear.


Baskerville DK
Exmoor Blueface / Gotland / Silk
100 g = approx. 233 m/ 255 yds
Colourway shown: Dawn – natural heathered grey

Worsted spun with plenty of loft, Baskerville is perfect for blocking sea breezes and Kari-Helene’s beautiful use of cables traps air to keep you warm and snug, like a hug on a chill evening.

Lovingly spun in small batches exclusively for Kettle Yarn Co. Baskerville is now available in thicker DK as well as fingering weight, and DK will soon be available in Gotland-rich Baskerville Dark.

Get your copy of Sorella on Kari-Helene’s Ravelry page between July 1st and 3rd for 30% off the pattern, and make sure you check out her other gorgeous designs! Find Baskerville DK in natural Dawn and a few last skeins of speckled Saltire on the shop.

 


 

The sweet smell of Petrichor… a new avocado dyed speckle!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

I’ve dyed a new special speckle for us! Petrichor is on a naturally dyed avocado pink base in BEYUL Singles.

I’ve layered it with deepest indigo, leafy green and hits of bright violet speckles.

This fingering weight  Baby Yak, Silk and ethically sourced superwash Merino is super soft, light and delicious! Sold in huge 120 g = 480 meters • 522 yards skeins, it is made from one ply of fibre, which makes it delicate and best suited to light use items that will not see a lot of abrasion like shawls and hats.

It goes particularly well with Beyul Ink and Islington L’heure Bleue. Ink is my darkest blue in Beyul, an inky hue similar to a dark wash denim, and it has been restocked this week in both fingering weight and DK.

There are only 20 of each in the shop, so get them while stocks last!

PETRICHOR & INK PATTERN IDEAS

Surprise Party Shawl
by Helen Stewart
 
So Faded
by Andrea Mowry
 
Beetlebum
by Renée Callahan
 

Out of the Shadow(s) and into fluffy light(ness)! 😋

LInda Lencovic HYTHE, Kettle Yarn Co.

I’ve finished my glorious Magnolia from Laine Magazine – ISSUE 3 and it is truly lucious! I’ve been wearing every chance I get since it came off the blocking matt last week. It feels so amazing on!

I’ll admit I was a little worried about the Mohair fluffs getting in the eyes, as that is something I loathe about fluffy sweaters, but this divine blend actually doesn’t lose it’s fluff when it is knit up!

Quartz has now been restocked in the shop and you can order it now with my new single-breed Northiam for your own purple-pink version of Magnolia as well.

I am so impressed with this blend that I am slowly adding more shades to the shop. The next hye in the Hythe family is Shadow, is an indigo which pairs with L’heure Bleue, Delft, Ink and any of the Baskerville blues.


Shown from above right: Islington L’heure Bleue & Beyul Ink, Delft, Iceberg
Shown from above left: Baskerville Dusk, Eventide, Umbra & Ramble Sloe

Both are now available in shop along with a few skeins of Cormorant grey.

I’ll be taking a bit of a break from emails from June 16 – 25th, so won’t be able to answer queries, but I’ll have someone coming in once a week while I’m away to ship parcels.

Find the listings in shop now!

Things to Make with Hythe
Like a cloud
from Joji Locatelli
Pointe
by Julie Knits In Paris
Morning Fog
by Jonna Hietala

 

QUICK TIP

As Hythe is a brushed yarn, the fibres really want to cling together in the hank. Before winding  it is a good idea to loosen up the hank. This will make it much easier and more pleasant to wind.

How? After un-winding the skein, just work your way around the loop, loosening up the individual strands by pulling them apart sideways all along the length of the hank before putting it on the swift or hand winding. There will be a bit of fluff that comes off once you start spinning the swift, but don’t worry, once it is knit into a cohesive fabric all that deliciously fluffy kid Mohair stays put!

Baskerville Dark Speckle is back with Medina Shawl!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

I’ve got a new shawl for you this week, designed for Knitting Magazine‘s incredible new issue celebrating hand-dyed yarns!

Medina is inspired by sun bleached landscapes and the scents of ripe figs in a warm breeze. Simple garter lets you showcase extra special skeins of speckled yarn with a little Mediterranean flair.

A simple triangle shawl, this is perfect for beginner knitters or as a super simple project to chill out with on holiday in the sun. 

I’ve created a listing on the shop to make it super simple to purchase the yarns and  you can also download my pattern there too.

For those of you who have been waiting for the Baskerville Dark Speckle (named Cornucopia) it is also available for pre-order as single skeins on the listing as well. Just choose what you need from the drop down menu and I will dye up the yarns for you as soon as I can, definitely by early July.

The kit contains 3 full sized skeins of yarn:


THE KIT – £73

1 x Baskerville Dark
Gotland / Exmoor Blueface / Silk
fingering weight yarn
100g = 437 yards (400 meters)
Colour A: Cornucopia

2 x Islington
SW British Bluefaced Leicester / Silk

fingering weight yarn
100 grams = 400 m • 437 yds
1 x Colour B: Voodoo
1 x Colour C: Ochre

Medina has also been released in Knitting Magazine this week, so if you’ve got the copy you can also find it inside!

 

Things to Make with Cornucopia
Breathing Space
by Veera Välimäki
Snowmelt Shawl
by Helen Stewart
Zweig
by Caitlin Hunter

Update Time – Get Light(ly) Squirrelly!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

I’ve got a proper shop update for all of you this week!

I’ve been working hard at the dye pots to restock Islington fingering weight. Back in from left – L’heure BleueChambrayOchreCopper and Squirrelly.

Back in stock this week  in Islington DK, for some ethereal summer knits, is Light Squirrelly, shown in the header. I came across Minna’s gorgeous test knit for Clare Mountain’s new Nutkin on Ravelry.


                                         Nutkin image © finnfrost

What a beauty! The delicate shimmer on this lightest of the light, handdyed yarn is pretty darn special with this simple design.

Restocked in Islington DK this week – Red VelvetCopperSquirrellyLight Squirrellyand Blighty.

There are plenty of Islington DK to choose from now!


Warm hues from left: Red Velvet, Macbeth, Persimmon, Padparadscha, Peony, Light Squirrelly, Copper, Nutkin and the original Squirrelly.


Cool hues from left: L’heure Bleue, Purple Reign (on sale!), Pom, Siren Call, Ochre, Old Smoke, Tide, Blighty.⠀

I’ve put in all your orders with Laine Magazine and I’ll be receiving the shipment the second week of June, which gives some of you another week to pre-order if you still haven’t gotten your copies. All issues are available, including the new Issue 5. 😉

All are in shop now.

Sale Yarn and Nutkin in Laine Released!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

Laine Magazine – ISSUE 5 is released today and I am super excited to show you more details of Clare Mountain’s elegant Nutkin jumper in luminous Islington DK – SW Bluefaced Leicester / Silk!

Clare chose classic Squirrelly, a handdyed warm taupe, but there are plenty of hues to pick from. Warm hues shown here, starting from the first red, Red Velvet, Macbeth, Persimmon, Padparadscha, Peony, Light Squirrelly, Copper, Nutkin and the original Squirrelly.

Yarn quantities needed:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Bust circumference: 36 (38, 39.75, 42.5, 44.5, 45.75) inches /
90 (94.5, 99.5, 106, 111, 114.5) cm.
5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Islington DK.


Cool hues: Siren Call, Tide, Purple Reign (on sale!), Pom, Ochre, Old Smoke, Blighty, L’heure Bleue.

Nutkin is a classic beauty with simple stitch detailing at cuff and hem which will look beautiful in any of the Islington DK hues for year-round wear. This jumper will be with you for decades.

Issue 5 is also available for pre-order in my shop until the end of the weekend. This is such a bumper edition with10 amazing PATTERNS as well as interviews and articles. See all the designs on Ravelry.

 

Nutkin images © Laine Magazine

FLASH SALE on project bags and introducing TENDER by Melody Hoffman!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co., original designs, RAMBLE

This week I’m so happy to introduce the perfect light, airy layer for this changeable season! Tender by Melody Hoffman is a beautifully simple shawl designed in small-batch British Ramble to be a relaxing knit of garter stitch & chevrons.

Melody made the most of Ramble’s airy construction with texture sections worked into beautiful chevrons, gently broken with simple rows of garter stitch. The shawl makes me think of something a fisherman’s wife would have worn here on the English coast, draped warmly across her shoulders to keep off the chill wind as she worked her daily tasks, beautifully simple and made with love.

Ramble draws on a centuries-rich history of sheep rearing and wool production from the Shetland Isles and England’s smugglers paradise, Romney Marshes. Made from British-reared Romney and Shetland fibres raised on smaller farms, this yarn is lightly processed and woolen spun into a heathered, sheepy cloud.

Back in stock this week, Ramble draws on a centuries-rich history of sheep rearing and wool production from the Shetland Isles and England’s smugglers paradise, Romney Marshes. Made from British-reared Romney and Shetland fibres raised on smaller farms, this yarn is lightly processed and woolen spun into a heathered, sheepy cloud.

Melody’s used Hawthorne red in the sample, but this lovely shawl would look stunning in any of the Ramble hues.

Check out this animation to choose your favourite! Starting the loop with the original Hawthorne red – Sloe, Burdock, Gorse, Nightshade, Meadowsweet, Heather and Damson.

All shades are now back in stock for all your projects.

All Tender images © Melody Hoffman

All about Lilac – New Quartz & Thistle

LInda Lencovic HYTHE, Kettle Yarn Co.

There is a new shade in  Kid Mohair / Silk Hythe lace this week, a gentle purple/pink I’ve named Quartz. This hue is in between pink and purple and works beautifully with both colours, as well as Hythe Cormorant grey.

I’ve dyed this colour to match a hue in a new single breed yarn I will be releasing soon, Northiam, an incredibly soft non-superwash British Bluefaced Leicester that I’ve had spun and dyed specifically for all of you at a fantastic British mill.

Worsted spun Northiam Thistle, shown below on a cloud of Quartz, is the highest quality BFL I’ve felt and has good stitch definition for cables, lace and other textures. I’ll am making a number of preview skeins in fingering weight available with the Quartz listing if anyone fancies using the two together. Both are a purple/pink that goes beautifully with mustards, green and indigo.

There are only 7 skeins of Quartz available immediately, as I’ve used 3 skeins in the bag for my Magnolia using the combo above, but I will set the listing to allow backorders if they sell out. Laine Magazine, Issue 4, with the Magnolia pattern is available for pre-order until the end of May.

I started the jumper a little over a week ago and am already on the lace at the sleeves – it feels like a light, fluffy cloud and I don’t want to put it down! SO addictive and perfect travel knitting – relaxing stockinette with a touch of complexity in the lace. It was great on my long haul flights to Canada and back.

See a comparison of existing purples, above. Quartz is closest to the following hues  – Baskerville Mulberry, Beyul Boysenberry and Balsam. I think it would look absolutely dreamy with any of the greys, especially Baskerville Dawn, which is back in stock in fingering weight this week.

Hythe held double with Baskerville will be an absolute dream and I am thinking of using the combo for a new fluffy mohair/fingering cardigan soon to be released by Joji Locatelli!

I am having so much fun discovering new patterns in this combo of yarns and will do a compilation of my favourites for you soon. 😉

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BEYUL – O – RAMA!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

A little spotlight on Beyul fingering this week as it is perfect for some spring/summer knit planning.

BEYUL – Baby Yak • Silk • ethically sourced superwash Merino
100g = 366 meters • 400 yards
Colourway – Monk’s Robe – rich mulled-wine red

There are currently 18 hues of this gorgeous blend in stock!


Beyul fingering from above left: Bronze, Fleur, Turquoise Tarn, Monk’s Robe,Yurt, Steppe, Electric Amaranth, Shrub, Sacred Saffron, Black Quartz.
Clockwise on right grid:  Rhubarb, Brass, Jade,  Serpentine, Iceberg, NEW Onyx, Delft, NEW Ink, Orchid.

There have been some pretty amazing Beyul projects cropping up. The fabulous Fiona – @knittingfiona on instagram – posted her exquisite Hitofude in Monk’s Roberecently. Jaw droppingly stunning!

Then I ran across Tiffany’s amazing Sacred Saffron Tegna on Ravelry last weekend and have also added it to my queue!

I also came across Kristin’s Sibella in Goji, a hue slightly redder than Monk’s Robeand warmer than Rhubarb.

So exciting seeing all the finished projects. Check all the Beyul projects out on Ravelry if you have a chance.

There are some amazing ones!

All yarns are now in shop.

MORE BEYUL FINGERING PATTERN IDEAS

Thistle Rambles by Kirsten Kapur
Remedy Light by Sarah Shepherd
…against all odds (Max) by Isabell Kraemer

Introducing New Kid Mohair / Silk – Hythe

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

Introducing some fabulous new Kid Mohair / Silk lace this week! The softest kid mohair you’ll ever feel, Hythe is spun with shimmering silk, then brushed to a form a nebulous cloud.

I’ve started with grey, of course 😊

50 grams = 420 m • 459 yds
Colourway: Cormorant – slightly cool grey.

This hue goes beautifully with all the fingering greys in stock.

Its closest matches are Islington Old Smoke and Baskerville Dark Leaden, but it would look equally amazing as added to any of the brights to create a new, slightly less saturated hue. Just imagine it with Islington Padparadscha pink!

I must admit that adding this to the roster of Kettle yarns is a bit of a selfish move on my part as I desperately wanted some for a Magnolia from the latest issue of Laine Magazine, Issue 4! This stunning jumper by Camilla Vad uses a strand of lace with a strand of fingering weight yarn

There are so many patterns out there that uses mohair/silk blends. Now just to find them all!

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The Atlantis large bag is still out of stock with my supplier, but I did manage to get some of the small pouches!

Dive into an underwater world where enchanting merfolk search for treasures amongst tantalizing seaweed and a merman serves up a little gin! Shown here with Islington Sulphur. Keep your knitting notions, tools and everything else organised with this pouch!

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MORE HYTHE PATTERN IDEAS
Garland
by Stefanie Pollmeier
K (Knit)
by Helga Isager
Ambient
by eri