Exclusive Speckle gift kits

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

I’ve created super-special, one of a kind speckle yarn gift kits for gifting ease if you are struggling to find something for a maker in your life.

Based around these speckle Islington skeins with pinks, blues and a tiny dots of yellow, the kits come in two colourways.
1. Blue: Beyul Delft, Speckle, Baskerville Dawn – £72

2. Pink: Baskerville Avocado Dye 2, Speckle, Beyul Electric Amaranth -£76

The First Light by Veera Välimäki?

Or if you want something with a bit more oomph, what about a three colour Speckle & Pop Shawl by Stephen West, like chrisstrickt‘s amazing version?

There are only a small number of each kit so find them in shop now!

NEW Project Bags for Gifting!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

image title

Perfect for gifting these thick, washed linen-like bags have a natural leather handle and golden embroidered dot, adding a touch of sophistication to your precious WIPs. With a coated cotton lining to keep your needles from poking through, these are all made with Oeko-tex certified providers for weaving, dyeing and printing.

LARGE
Perfect for light  jumpers or large shawls.
Size: 23L x 28H x 10W cm
Available in two colours:
forest – deep green
peacock – teal

image title
SMALL
Perfect for small projects like socks or light shawls.
Size: 18H cm x 22L x 9W cm
Available in three colours:
sky – blue
sunset – madder rose
mustard – yellow

Find them in shop now!

Oeko-tex is an independent testing and certification label that guarantees environmentally friendly and socially acceptable manufacturing. This means that these bags are free from products that are harmful to the body and the environment.*

Tons of favourites Restocked!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

There are plenty of yarns and bags restocked this week in time for holiday giving!

image title

Shown above in fingering, with links to restocked yarns: Beyul Rhubarb, Pink Panther,  NEW Beyul SINGLES Rhubarb , BlightyIcicle, Beyul SINGLES Iceberg and  Beyul Serpentine.

image title

A colour I’ve only done once before, semi-solid Islington fingering Mustard is now back in as well! It is a canary yellow with darker semi-solid areas that will look amazing in shawls.

Fair Trade Shawl Brass Pins  are also back in stock:
image title

See more in shop »

NEW Beyul SINGLES!

LInda Lencovic BEYUL, Kettle Yarn Co.

I’m introducing Beyul SINGLES this week! From Baby Yak • Silk • ethically sourced superwash Merino, this super soft, light fingering 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.

✨The 100g skeins hold a huge 480 m / 522 y, perfect for a big shawl.✨

The available hues are:
Iceberg
Steppe
Rhubarb
Yurt


yurt, iceberg, rhubarb

I’ve only dyed 5 skeins of each colour for this update, but the listings have been set to allow back orders whilst I gauge the interest for this blend. Once the available skeins are gone you can continue to purchase and I will fill all orders by the end of November.

PLEASE NOTE: I recommend singles for low-abrasion items only as they are much more delicate than multi-plied Beyul, and will pill as a result.


steppe, yurt, iceberg

Also new this week in thick, warm Beyul DK is beautiful duck’s egg, Iceberg. I’ve started Sharman in Bristol Ivy’s new book, Knitting Outside the Box and the blend is perfect for the lace pattern.

It is SO addictive and such a pleasure to knit, watching the luscious, sculptural petals form in this deliciously thick yarn. This light icy blue really plays up the blend’s heathered construction and the silk highlights the texture. Perfection.


Sharman image © Amy Gwatkin

Steppe, Black Quartz, Yurt and Delft have also recently been restocked and there are a good range of hues to pick from for your own Sharman. Find them all in shop now.


from top left: Balsam, Boysenberry, Black Quartz, Jade, Yurt, Steppe, Iceberg, Fleur, Delft.

Happy making!

Linda x

New Mulberry Purple Baskerville!

LInda Lencovic Baskerville, Kettle Yarn Co., original designs, The Boardwalk Collection

I’ve added a new colour to Baskerville this week, a deep plum purple called Mulberry. This small batch blend of British Exmoor Blueface, Gotland and Silk is back in stock in the full range of blues and greys!

I’ve been reimagining all the Baskerville Dawn to Dusk book designs in purple now. 😊

Look at Bristol Ivy’s Plym and Courteny Spainhower’s Bovey above in purple. Great, right?


From top left Karie Westermann’s Okement from Baskerville Dawn to Dusk II: NEW Mulberry, Umbra, Dawn, Avocado 1, Dusk, Leaden.

I also went a little crazy with Karie’s Okement shawl in a number of the Baskerville hues!

20 skeins of Mulberry are now ready for you in the shop, along with the other hues and both Baskerville books for knitting and crochet pattern support in the blend.

Also this week, in time for early holiday planning, I’ve reset the option to back order the most popular projects bags and shawl pins. ! I’ll be doing a special order of all these items mid November in time to ship worldwide.

Get them ordered now and make sure you have them for your special loved ones!🎄

Lighter Sangria and Restocked Goodness!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.


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

 

Shop

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

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

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.  😉

Shop Avocado dyed!