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. 😉

Shop QUARTZ

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!

Shop Hythe

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!

Shop Project Bags

 

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

LAST CHANCE – Shawl Pins & Introducing Aeolica Beanie

LInda Lencovic Baskerville, BEYUL, Kettle Yarn Co., original designs

 

YARN    |    BOOKS    |    PROJECT BAGS    |    SHAWL PINS   |    SALE

I am hoping to see some of you at EYF today, but if not, here are a few things for you. 😘

Introducing my new hat design – Aeolica Beanie.

The thinner version of last year’s super chunky Aeolica, this version has been reworked with gentle colour blocking and uses two Kettle double knitting yarns – new small-batch Baskerville DK and Beyul DK. A warm hat with a doubled brim to keep your ears warm, the Aeolica Beanie is worked  in a rhythmic slip-stitch pattern.

I’ve topped the hat off with a thick, juicy Beyul tassel for a bit of a change from pom poms.

You can reverse the Beyul and Baskerville if you want a lighter brim, as the silk content in the Beyul means it is a little less bouncy and creates a looser ribbing. In the prototype I used Boysenberry as the contrast.

LAST CHANCE – BRASS SHAWL PINS
I’ve just set the beautiful fair trade, white brass shawl pin listing to allow preorders. I’ve discovered that these are the last of the pins as my supplier will be unable to get them anymore.

I’ve brought in 3 new designs – Beetle, Moorish and Palm, which are stunning, and have brought back the Buck stick pin, along with restocking the Penanular Buck and Ewe pins.I will have a small number of these available at EYF this weekend.

Products only available as stocks last.  😉


Palm
£34

Beetle
£34

Moorish
£34

Penanular Buck
£34

Ewe stick pin
£28

Buck stick pin
£28

 

NOTE – Shipping will be delayed between March 8-21. All item purchased during this time will ship on the 22nd. Thank you! 😘

Find me at Stand A2 at Edinburgh Yarn Fest!

New in shop: Onyx and Atlantis Pouch

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

Leading up to the next big UK show of the year – Edinburgh Yarn Festival! This show is an enormous landmark of the knitting year and I’m really looking forward to it.

I’m slowly adding a few more hues to the Beyul family for Edinburgh. There is a new black I’ve named Onyx. A warmer black than both Voodoo and Black Quartz, it has a lovely tonal depth om the heathered yak blend.


Black Quartz, Onyx, Voodoo

Also new on the shop this week are Atlantis pouches, with the fabulous gin-touting Merman, Mer-cat and Mer-dog! 

Sturdy, flat zipped pouch with grommet ring
100% thick canvas cotton | 24 x 18 cm (9.8 x 7″)
Perfect for small items like socks or  lace shawls

I will be bringing in more of the new Cycle bags if you missed out on the last order and am restocking the project bags before the show, so I’ve set the most popular bags to allow backorders. The prices from the supplier have gone up, so they have all been repriced to reflect this.

Click on the images below to get the bags now for shipping in a couple weeks:


Cycle
£28.50

Mermaid
£28.50

Cabin
£28.50

Llamallamallama
£28.50

Bear
£28.50

Cabin
16.50

I am still working on an extra special EYF release that I’ll be giving all of you the first dibs on. Keep an eye on your inboxes. 😉

Linda x

New Shawl and New Ramble: Atlantic Avenue by Kirsten Kapur!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

I am so pleased to be able to introduce a new shawl from across the pond this week! Atlantic Avenue is worked in small batch British Ramble. Perfect for this hap-like shawl, Ramble melds the softest grades of traditional fibres into a delicately lightweight, springy yarn.

Kirsten chose Nightshade and Meadowsweet with a contrast of zingy green Burdock for her gorgeous sample and included slipped stitches, stripes, and tassels in this addictive knit.


Clockwise from top left: Damson, Sloe, MeadowsweetGorse, Heather, HawthorneBurdock  and Nightshade.

There is a new Ramble shade this week you could use this week for the contrast edging, a glorious purple called Damson! Here is a little animation to give you an idea of what the different hues would look like.

I chose Hawthorne for this generous blanket of a shawl. I can’t seem to get enough of the warm pink-red right now.

Drawing on a centuries-rich history of sheep rearing and wool production from the Shetland Isles and England’s smugglers paradise, Romney Marshes, this Romney / Shetland yarn is lightly processed, then woolen spun into a heathered, sheepy cloud. Varying slightly from batch to batch as it comes from smaller flocks, this yarn has limited stock of each run and will only be available periodically throughout the year as stocks last. As a heads up, I am running a bit low after the holidays and only have a few bags of each colour left in shop and will only have a small amount at Unravel.

Find Atlantic Avenue in Kirsten’s Ravelry shop along with a fantastic special offer in her Ravelry store. Buy any two single patterns and get a third free. Use coupon code JANUARY. Offer ends Feb 6th, so head over there now and get some stunning designs, like Kirsten’s Beyul Thistle Rambles shawl!

Giveaway time!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

I’ve got a skein of small batch Baskerville Dawn and a mini skein of Ramble Burdock up for grabs in this social media giveaway!

To win:
1. Sign up to the Kettle Krew mailing list
2. Repost this image with tag #kettleyarnwin on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
3. Tag 2 maker friends you KNOW would want to play (no spamming  pls) 😉

I’ll draw from the hashtag next Sunday!

 

 

SHOP UPDATE: Hazel’s Stripes and new Islington Kelp

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

I’m introducing Islington fingering Kelp in this week’s update – a deep emerald with glints of bottle green!

This new hue is just in time for the release of Renée Callahan‘s gorgeous Hazel’s Stripes, another amazing design from her new RECOLLECTION.  Knit in Islington fingering, the finest British Bluefaced Leicester/ silk, it is a long, rectangular wrap which begins at one corner with just a few stitches and is worked on the bias towards the opposite corner.

Renée used 3 skeins of Islington for the sample:, 2 Copper and 1 Icicle.

This simple, sophisticated wrap can be dressed up in slinky silk-blend Islington or down as a scarf knit with rustic Ramble for an earthier, more rugged look. You can see and hear more about this amazing collection on Renée’s podcast! 🎉

Above is a little fun animation of more colour suggestions:
Voodoo and Blighty
Sacred Saffron and Squirrelly
Yurt and Light Squirrelly
Violet and Yurt
Turquoise Tarn and Old Smoke
Red Velvet and  Icicle
Gorse and Light Squirrelly
Burdock and  Icicle
Dusk and Blighty
Electric Amaranth and Icicle
Kelp and Light Squirrelly

Hazel would also be amazing with a skein of speckled yarn!

There are two skeins left in the Islington Speckle and, as I somehow managed to sell  my own skein of the Baskerville Dark ooak out from under myself this weekend, I dyed a few more Monday! There are 5 more skeins of this lovely yarn in shop now.

⭐️Kettle Krew Exclusive Preview – Baskerville DARK Speckle⭐️

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

More one of a kind speckle-y yarn this week! 💃🏾 I’ve dyed juicy gold, plum, chocolate and orange speckles on this glorious heathered charcoal, Gotland-rich base.

The skeins are available first to my lovely Kettle Krew members – from 1 pm GMT Friday January 19th to 9 am Saturday. Then listing will go live to everyone! As there are only 35 skeins they might sell out before Saturday. 😉

The link to the listing will be heading out to subscribers’ inboxes at 1pm Friday, so make sure you sign up before then to access the listing.

 

Jospehine LOVE and a shop update!

LInda Lencovic Baskerville, Kettle Yarn Co.

My good friend Renée Callahan has released new collection this week! Recollection features 6 designs to shine a spotlight on the material memories of projects, friendships, holidays and occasions.

I knit fingering weight Josephine in naturally heathered Baskerville Dark Nebulous with a contrast of  glimmering Islington in the lightest hand-dyed yarn possible, Icicle, paying homage to these two, stunningly different British breed yarns.



"These materials, with which we spend so much time when we knit, become impregnated with the memory of that project: the places we knit it, the person the finished object went to, the way we felt when we made it. Those things, feelings and memories are precious." - Renée Callahan



A symphony of contrasts, Nebulous’ softly rustic halo plays off of Icicles’ sleek shine, creating a joyful knit you won’t want to put down and will be proud to showcase over the years.

This collection has been a real labour of love for Renée and has been many years in the making, and I am really proud of her for bringing it all together so beautifully. You can see and hear more about this amazing collection on Renée's podcast, and get a chance to win one of three copies! 🎉 
RESTOCKED THIS WEEK
Back in stock this week is perennial favourite - Islington fingering in L'heure Bleue. Like a good pair of blue jeans, this hue goes with everything.


Islington L'heure Bleue



Kit Camisole
 by Bristol Ivy

Also restocked is warm neutral Islington fingering, Ochre, and in Beyul fingering Black Quartz has been updated:
  


Restocked in DK is Kingfisher, Copper and Blighty:


Find them all in shop now!

MORE Baskerville Speckle!

LInda Lencovic Baskerville, Kettle Yarn Co.

Baskerville fingering
100g /400m, small- batch Exmoor Blueface/ British Gotland/ Silk



Ringing in the new year with more über-special, one-of-a-kind speckle yarn! On a space-dyed  natural grey and charcoal base is a riot of fluorescent yellow, orange and charcoal speckles.


Beyul Singles Steppe (also available in plied Beyul) and Islington Voodoo
 

I had no idea how popular these would be with the last batch and got a lot of queries when the other exclusive speckle skeins sold out, so there 20 of these exclusive skeins this time. 😉


Beyul Singles Rhubarb (also available in plied Beyul)

Pair them with a skein of silky Islington for a stripe-y extravaganza.  As every skein of speckle yarn is unique your skein will be chosen specifically to match the contrast yarn included your order.


Islington Icicle and Voodoo
 


Happy New year my lovelies!

I can't begin to tell you how much your support and company on social media has mean to me this last year. I've enjoyed sharing our creating journeys and knowing that I am no alone in my desire to become a better, more conscientious maker.
May this coming year be filled with joy, love and may the making genie bless you with many successful projects to cherish!

Linda x

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You could use your new Baskerville skein to knit Justyna Lorkowska's new speckled shawl release, Féile
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Need some more single-skein ideas on what to pair your speckle with?
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Islington Sulphur
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Islington Voodoo
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Beyul Singles Steppe (also available in plied Beyul)
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Islington Icicle
Baskerville, reviewed by Clara Parkes, the Yarn Whisperer:
‘The fibers have been combed for smoothness and cohesion, but the yarn still had a pleasant degree of stickiness and “grab” to it. The two plies stayed together, never snagging or untwisting. I moved from a scrumptious garter-stitch to a perky three-dimensional feather and fan before settling on smooth stockinette. Each stitch was a pleasure.’ Clara Parkes, Knitter's Review
 See more of what Clara says about Baskerville…