Journey to Beyul

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Introducing a new jumper in Beyuk DK named…BEYUL! Designed by Polish designer Justyna Lorkowska, aka @letesknits, this gorgeous sweater is a boxy, top down beauty of a knit.

This this beautiful top down jumper has simple ribbing at the neck and stockinette with a lovely simple lace and ribbing detail on the body.

Isn’t it glorious? I loved the detail of the rib on the shoulder increasing into the yoke so much that I cast it on right away in new Auburn. So perfect. I’ll wear this for years. Justyna designed the sample in Beyul DK Serpentine, a gentle blue green that is perfect for lifting your spirits in the grey of winter.

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FUN FACT
Beyul
is the name for secret, sacred valleys dotted around the Himalayas and beyond, where people who are seeking peace and spiritual refuge, can go to live. These valleys are said to be reminiscent of paradise

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NEW BEYUL DK

Beyul DK from top left: Balsam, Monk’s Robes, Ink, Auburn, Orchid, Jade, Rhubarb, Iceberg
Yurt, Serpentine, Black Quartz, Steppe

I have a new autumnal shade of Beyul DK this week to mark the arrival of the Beyul jumper, Auburn. This rich orange is the colour of fallen autumn leaves – warm and comforting.

Beyul DK Auburn in the new BEYUL sweater

Serpentine, Balsam, Rhubarb, Monk’s Robe, Steppe, Black Quartz, Jade and Iceberg have all been restocked. You can see the Beyul Sweater in all the hues in the animation I created above to find your favourite. 😉

SPECTATOR by Francesca Hughes

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Happy new year! I am starting off the year with a cracking design by British designer Francesca Hughes. Spectator is the perfect garment for layering year round! A boxy, top down raglan in small-batch DK Baskerville and Northiam, it is perfect to wear with jeans, a skirt or thrown over a dress or dungarees.

Bold colour blocks give the jumper a sporty feel, while the clever stripe pattern is created with knits and purls using one yarn at a time. Frankie used Northiam DK in Blackthorn and Thistle and Baskerville Dawn to add contrasting texture and create a beautiful texture and drape. 

BASKERVILLE DK
Exmoor Blueface / Gotland / Silk
DK weight yarn
100 g = approx. 233 m/ 255 yds
Colourway: Dawn – natural heathered grey
    NORTHIAM DK
British Bluefaced Leicester
DK 50 grams = 117 m • 127 yds
Colourways:
Blackthorn – deep, deep navy 
Thistle – a delicate lilac-pink.

There are a many combinations of Northiam DK that you could use with Baskerville Dawn, Nebulous and Dusk to personalise your Spectator.

Below are a few pairing ideas:

Of course you could also mix in Beyul or Islington DK to get even more colour choices to mix and match! Have fun and pick your favourite colours to make it truly yours.

Restocked

Baskerville Dark fingering in Leaden is restocked this week and the lovely Gotland /Exmoor Blueface / Silk rounds out four beautifully heathered greys. The above are the full range of colours now in shop in this exclusive small batch blend.

Clockwise above from left to right:
Umber, Madder, Sumac, Avocado dyed
Midnight, Leaden, Nebulous, Dawn
Dusk, Eventide, Umbra, Mulberry

Find them all in shop!

Holiday Project Time!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

If you are anything like me, you are doing some making project planning over the holidays. To help you along I have some more DK goodness for you this week!

New deep green, almost black Nori is now available in thicker DK weight and there is a new peachy pink in town this week as well. Islington DK Pirouette is a flattering delicate hue which plays nicely off of Nori’s greens, browns and blue tints.


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

From top: Pirouette, Dawn, Nori, Nebulous

Pirouette pairs up beautifully with the new DK Baskerville DK
in natural tones as well!

Islington Ochre in fingering and DK weight is restocked this week if you’ve been waiting for it. Also restocked is Beyul DK Serpentine, shown here with the small Cherry on Top bag in Sunset and a Cuppa hard enamel pin.

Hythe kid/silk Quartz and Cormorant grey are also restocked. Quartz is shown above with Beyul Singles Balsam in an upcoming frothy delight from shawl designer extraordinaire Mary-Anne Mace, aka @thelaceeater! Keep your eyes on your inbox for its release coming soon.

To make deciding on your next project super easy I have 2 kits in shop at the moment, my Rosebay Hat and Julie Dubreux’s beautiful Attitude Cowl. Find them both on the shop now!

Shipping Over Holidays

I am getting all my ducks lined up to take a bit of a break over the holidays! The shop will be open as usual over the break with reduced shipping. My last shipping date before the holidays will be December 20th. The next shipping day will be January 3rd, with normal hours commencing the following week. 

Viewpoint

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When Dani Sunshine published her new design, Viewpoint, a few weeks ago my queue plans flew out the window. I knew I needed to cast it on in Islington Nori and Siren Call  to wear for xmas.  

This elegant A-line sweater is knit in the round from the top down. The modified raglan yoke is worked in two colours. A simple lace pattern is worked on the front of the sweater yoke. The body and ¾ length sleeves are knit in stockinette stitch, in one colour, in the round; both are finished with twisted ribbing.

I chose Islington for this as I knew the Bluefaced Leicester / Silk blend will be perfect for xmas parties! I chose Nori and Siren Call as I’ve been dying to put these two colours together since I created Nori. 

I did briefly consider Ochre and Kelp…

…and Beyul Onyx and Brass:

I can’t believe how smoothly and quickly this is knitting up. I am already halfway down the body and it has only been a couple weeks. Loving this colour combo and hoping to wear it for xmas dinner! Fingers crossed.

Ringing in the season with TWO new Baskerville DK colours

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New in shop this week is Baskerville Dark DK Nebulous.

BASKERVILLE DK
British Gotland / Exmoor Blueface / Silk
DK weight yarn
100 g = approx. 233 m/ 255 yds

With its inversion of the light and dark fibres in the original Baskerville, this gorgeous blend is a darker, denser version of this beloved blend with the same subtle silk glimmer. Slightly more rustic and less lofty than the original Baskerville this blend plays up Gotland’s unique velvet handle. It is currently available in its deliciously natural mid grey, Nebulous.

Dawn DK in the original blend is back in stock and I’ve also dyed it in the most popular dark indigo, Dusk.

If you need some project inspiration for Baskerville DK, take a look at my previous makes. Clockwise from left:  Sourcebook Sideways PulloverAmelina /Aeolica Wristwarmers, Aeolica Beanie, and Ancasta.

Back in stock this week is the ever popular Islington L’heure Bleue, a subtle blue that will be a staple in your wardrobe. Shown above with  Beyul Brass, a lovely warm neutral in the gorgeous baby yak/silk/ ethically farmed Merino blend.

Here it is below with the other warm Beyul skeins in stock for colour reference and 2 small, ethically produced Cherry on top project bags. From left: Monks Robe, Auburn, Sacred Saffron, Brass and Steppe.

Find all in shop now!

 

🎄Worried your parcel won’t arrive in time for the holidays?🎄

My last posting date for delivery in the UK is Tuesday, December 18. Please note my shipping days are Tuesdays and Thursdays only! 😉

Last dates for international orders
(all other country deadlines have already passed):
Friday, December 14: Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Canada & USA
Saturday, December 15: Finland and Sweden
Monday, December 17: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland & Spain
Tuesday, December 18: Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

 

Knitting & Crochet Xmas Gift Guide

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December is just around the corner and here is my annual Kettle gift roundup to help you find the perfect gift for the makers in your life! 😘


Stocking Stuffers
Enamel pins, knitting coasters, project bags and 50g skeins of Northiam DK … Pop any of these in a stocking for an extra squee of joy! Shop accessories…


Attitude Cowl Kits
Gift someone special a super luxurious Attitude cowl kit. I’ve created 3 kits for the stunning design by @JulieKnitsinParis in the shop.. Shop kits…


LAST CHANCE
Hand crafted in polished white brass, these gorgeous pins are cast and polished in fair trade conditions by skilled silversmiths. There are only a few left in shop. Shop pins…


Baskerville Dawn to Dusk – Book One and Two

Featuring four classic designs, Baskerville – dawn to dusk and its sister, Baskerville – dawn to dusk II, showcases Kettle Yarn Co.’s first exclusive British small-batch yarn, Baskerville, a softly rustic blend. ! Shop books…


Rosebay Hat Kits
This is a quick knit that would make a stunning gift for that special person on your list. There are – 6 colour options for everyone on your list. Shop kits...


Ethically Made Project Bags Galore

Find a large selection of styles in shop. . Shop now…


All I Want Shawl Kit
This is a quick knit by Joji Locatelli in 3 skeins Waltham Aran.  Only a handful of kits left! Shop kits…


BEST OF KETTLE – yarn subscription
Starting at £24, this is a true gift that keeps on giving – payment and shipping months will be every three months allowing you to spread payments throughout the year.  😉 Until December 9th. Shop club…

Poet-ic Decisions

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Islington from top left: Nori,  Kelp, Siren Call

What an AMAZING Poet Josiane has knit in Islington fingering, Blighty! From Laine Magazine, Issue 6 this has been on my radar for months.

Baskerville hues from top left: Dawn, Umbra and Umber

I’d been picturing this in Baskerville or Ramble, wooly like the original sample. Above  are three shades in Baskerville Exmoor Blueface, British Gotland and Silk I was considering. 

Ramble hues from top left: Heather, Damson and Burdock

For the Ramble, my small-batch British-reared Romney / Shetland, I was hoping for a truly rustic feel to the lace, even more woolly than Laine’s sample.

But now after seeing Josiane’s amazing version in Isington I am torn. Do I go rustic, or super elegant? Can you imagine it in the three hues I’ve shown with hers above – Siren Call, Kelp or Nori? All three are restocked in the shop, which doesn’t help! Such a tough choice.  😋

NEW DESIGN: Rosebay Hat

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

Introducing my new hat design today – Rosebay! Light and airy, this hat packs a lot of heat in its fluffy fibres and was designed in Northiam fingering in Thistle and Hythe lace in Quartz held together to make a gorgeously lofty DK fabric that traps air for insulation. This is a quick knit that would make a stunning gift for that special person on your list.

Rosbay Hat - Knitting Magazine
image © Knitting Magazine 

There are a many combinations  of Northiam and Hythe that you could use for this hat, and I’ve created a kit listing of a few simple pairings.

Top with a contrasting pompom to add a bit of fun to this pretty hat! I used Barley yellow in the sample for a contrasting pop of colour. Chose from 11 shades of Northiam DK for your  pom pom.

For matching hand warmers to go with the hat, knit either of my DK wristwarmer patterns with the leftover yarn! Fluffy Amelina, top right, and Aeolica wristwarmers, bottom right, would be absolutely amazing with the hat, and a perfect quick knit for gifting.

At little Nori and Persimmon

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BACK IN STOCK
New Islington Nori, Siren Call, Persimmon and Hythe Satsuma are all back in the shop this week. Shown above with the Peacock Cherry on Top bag and one of the very last Beetle pins. These are the last of the shawl pins as my supplier will be unable to get them anymore, and there are only a few left in shop. Product only available as stocks last.
All items ethically produced.

NEW YARN SUBSCRIPTION!
The new club is now live and will only be available until December 9th to allow time for yarn dyeing and shipping to North America by Xmas.

With limited spaces, you’ll want to make sure you are on the Kettle Krew list to sign up right away!

Best of Kettle Club – yarn subscriptions

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Get a special delivery of my best selling blends exclusively dyed  just for you every 3 months for a year! 

Choose yarn only or add an enamel pin to your subscription. 

A true gift that keeps on giving, payment and shipping months will be December, March, June, September.
ONE SKEIN
a skein of the exclusive dyed yarn
£24 every three months + shipping
➕ADD ENAMEL PIN £32 every three months + shipping

TWO SKEINS
a skein of the exclusive dyed yarn and a coordinated solid/semi solid
£47 every three months + shipping
➕ADD ENAMEL PIN £58 every three months + shipping

THREE SKEINS
a skein of the exclusive dyed yarn and two coordinated solid/semi solids
£70 every three months + shipping
➕ADD ENAMEL PIN £82 every three months + shipping
🎄Space on the Best of Kettle will be available until December 9th to allow time for yarn dyeing, winding and shipping to North America by Xmas. Sign up now and don’t be disappointed!🎄
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Dreaming of Brioche on the Beach

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

I’ve wanted to cast  Brioche on the Beach on since it first came out in July.  Renée’s designed a generous warm wrap that will be perfect for winter as well as throughout the year. I’ve been trying to decide on the perfect colour combination  for months and have finally settled on Beyul Singles Villanelle and Islington Blighty.

I think this gentle contrast will help make the speckles pop and not interfere too much with the lace pattern. 

These were some of my other choices:

It was a really tough choice, but I think the finished wrap will be worth the effort. 😋

Nori at Midnight

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

Happy Samhain!  To celebrate moving into the darker season I’ve created two mysteriously deep hues. Islington, SW Bluefaced Leicester Silk, Nori is a deep, deep green that is almost black. Like the dried seaweed wrap that contains delicious parcels of sushi goodness, this hue shimmers with nuances of greens, browns blues and blacks.

Cradling the Nori skein above is a warm bed of Baskerville Dark, Gotland/ Exmoor Blueface/ Silk,in Midnight, an inky true black. This Gotland-rich version of Baskerville inverts the finest dark grey British Gotland and light, fluffy Exmoor Blueface of the original blend, creating a darker, denser version of Baskerville with the same subtle silk glow and insulating warmth. 

I’ve added fingering  Beyul, baby Yak/ silk/ ethically farmed Merino, in autumnal Auburn to the shop as well, which pairs beautifully with Nori and Midnight for a 2 colour project like Brioche on the Beach by Renée Callahan (see below).

Restocked this week are Islington Kelp and Siren Call, shown above with new Kelp. The latter can be found in both fingering and DK. 

The ultra bright Persimmon and Padparadscha have also been restocked for a little bit of uplifting colour going into the winter months. These will zing beautifully with Kelp and Nori for a dramatic 3 colour shawl like Teroldego by Caitlin Hunter, which I’ve got in my queue. (see below for more pattern suggestions).

All in in shop now for your making pleasure!


PATTERN IDEAS

Arbor Vitae
by Joji Locatelli
Teroldego
by Caitlin Hunter
Brioche on the Beach
by Renée Callahan


Slow Fashion October -What’s in your closet?

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

My latest me-made outfit! My recently finished Magnolia sweater knit in Northiam and Hythe yarns with @theassemblyline’s new Apron Dress pattern in @raystitch’s gorgeous Crossweave Linen in Fig. I wanted to support other local makers and businesses with this combo!

I’ve been following along with Karen Templer’s great Slow Fashion October again this year and am trying to take part when time allows. As the one-woman-show for this business I have limited time for anything other thank sample knitting when it comes to making. But I have committed to learning to make my own clothes and slowly changing how my relationship to clothes. My goal is to make a wardrobe that feels ‘truly me’ and am finding comfort, colour and utility are key points in this.

As Kettle Yarn Co. I dye ethically sourced yarns in colours I want to wear and all my yarns are tested to wear well for decades. I feel the fabrics I choose need to match my ethical standards as I am expecting them to be with me a long time! One place I alway check for fabrics is @Raystitch – they always have plenty of gorgeous long-lasting ethical fabrics that I know will spend years in my wardrobe.

Their gorgeous Fig crossweave linen is an almost neutral hue – not at all trendy and the colour is beautifully complex. As linens require no chemicals for growth or processing, they have a lower environmental impact and is an incredibly long lasting material, so I’ve been trying to use it as much as I can when I sew. I also only wash my clothes when necessary and then launder in a non bio detergent at 40 degrees or cooler and line dry to cut down I used unnecessary wear.

I’ll write more about this beautiful Apron Dress pattern in an upcoming post if you are interested in learning more about this make. 

Sheer poetry with Villanelle… a warm avocado dyed speckle!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

A new autumn speckle is in shop this week! Villanelle is painted on a naturally dyed avocado base in Beyul Singles.

The warmth of the avocado is layered with juicy autumnal reds, purple and a hint of aqua for a cheerful skein to brighten up any project.

Beyul Singles is a fingering weight  Baby Yak, Silk and ethically sourced superwash Merino is super soft, light and delicious!

Paired with Beyul Singles Balsam, Black Quartz and Iceberg

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. Pair it with the other Singles hues in stock, or you can use it with Islington or the 3ply Beyul.

There is only a small number of these in the shop, so get them while stocks last.


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Iara Variations and new Sketchbook

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

I introduced the Iara Shawl, A new spectacular shawl by @eastlondonknit a few weeks ago and thought I’d share my sample in new Northiam, non-superwash Bluefaced Leicester fingering with you!

I’ve knit mine in a combination of, from top, Rosehip, Amber, Thistle, Swift and Caspian. Every time I look at the colours together it just makes me smile.

I wanted big pops of colour for winter. Isn’t it fun?

As usual, I went completely crazy trying out combos before knitting. I was going for a slightly 70s colour vibe and it took me a while to find the right one for me.

Here are a few of my favourites:

Canvas, Blackthorn, Caspian                                     Canvas, Blackthorn, Rosehip

Thistle, Shale, Barley, Amber, Rosehip                                Rosehip, Thistle, Caspian

Amber, Shale, Swift                                             Caspian, Shale, Rosehip

You can find all hues in shop, along with the same colours in thicker DK.


NEW SKETCHBOOK

I’m introducing a new magazine-like feature for the Kettle Krew next week. Sketchbook is a place where I’ll be sharing things that inspire me, catch my eye, and give you glimpses into my other makes and interests, from new patterns in knitting and sewing to random design and art.

Make sure you are signed up to the list before next Thursday morning to see the first edition. I hope you enjoy them. 😉


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Get some Attitude (kits)

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Introducing the aptly named Attitude cowl by Julie Debruex, otherwise known as designer extraordinaire Julie Knits in Paris!  Some of you saw this beauty of a cowl at Knit With Attitude last month and got a chance to try it on in all its glory.

Julie designed the sample in Islington DK, British Bluefaced Leicester/ Silk in colourways Blighty, Pom and Siren Call.


I love how she’s included a twist on the traditional cowl by including an icord tie so you can also wear it as a hoodie or cinch it closed on a windy day! Genius.

I’ve created 3 kits for the cowl in the shop.

TEAL – £67.50
This is the exact Islington DK used in the sample – Blighty, Pom and Siren Call.

GRELLOW – £72
Beyul DK Black Quartz, Yurt, Steppe

RED – £67.50
Islington DK Red Velvet, Copper and Squirrelly

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

BEYUL DK – Baby Yak • Silk • ethically sourced superwash Merino
100 grams = 212 m • 232 yds

You can purchase these kits in the shop only for a limited time so make sure to get them while they are hot and get some Attitude on the needles!

NEW HYTHE

Hythe from left: Ray, Glow, Fawn, Quartz, Snow, Shadow, Cormorant

There are three new Hythe kid silks in shop this week to go with my new single breed Northiam Bluefaced Leicester and other yarns.

The first is Glow, a warm madder shade that works well with Rosehip, Beyul Rhubarb and Ramble Hawthorne. I had some with me at in London a few weeks ago and @charlottesews paired hers with Rosehip for her very own Magnolia jumper, below. Perfect, right?

Ray pairs beautifully with Barley, Amber, Beyul Steppe and Islington Ochre, whilst Snow will create a diaphanous haze with Canvas, Icicle or Light Squirrelly.

Find them in shop now.

PATTERNS FOR HYTHE
Hecate
by Maddie Harvey
Soyokaze
by Ririko
Oslo – Paris
by Julie Knits In Paris

NEW Iara Shawl and New Baskerville Colours

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

Introducing a new spectacular design for Kettle Yarn Co. by @eastlondonknit – the Iara Shawl

Designed in small-batch British breed yarn, Baskerville is spun from the softest Exmoor Blueface, Gotland and silk by yarn magician @jarbontextiles in Devon. A subtly modern take on traditional rustic yarn, Baskerville is slightly toothy but soft enough for next to skin wear. 

Renée used colours Dusk and Dawn for this new design to showcase the clever, simple to execute stripe pattern.

Find Iara on Renée’s Ravelry shop now!


NEW BASKERVILLE

I’ve dyed some warm Baskerville fingering hues for the autumn that would look amazing in Iara! From left above: RussetMadder and Sumac.
All are now in shop.

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NEW Northiam DK!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co., NORTHIAM, patterns, TWIST- 100% British BFL fingering


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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!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co., sewing

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!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co.

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!

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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.