Brand new! The Boardwalk Collection – the blog tour begins!

LInda Lencovic inspiration, ISLINGTON DK, Kettle Yarn Co., original designs, patterns, The Boardwalk Collection

For many months now I’ve been squirrelling away on a huge¬†project – my first collection of designs for Kettle Yarn Co.! It has been really hard keeping schtum on this one as so many amazing people are involved and I’ve been SO excited. ūüėČ It is finally ready for release, so without further ado, may I introduce…drumroll… Available individually by …

Permanent Project Parade!

LInda Lencovic inspiration, Kettle Yarn Co.

Before xmas I set up a new page on the new website and then promptly forgot to tell anyone about it! ¬†Eesh. ūüėČ I’ve created a new ‘Projects‘ page¬†which shows a preview of finished objects in Kettle blends gleaned on Ravelry. The page is linked to my Pinterest FO board so you can either quickly scan the page for new …

Three’s company

LInda Lencovic inspiration

Those of you on the mailing list will have already seen my announcement regarding the first shop update of the new year coming up this Friday! I’ve got some new colours to show you…I finally got the time to flesh out the scrumptious Beyul – baby yak/merino/silk – range and have added 4 new colours to round up the range: …

New year. New KNITS!

LInda Lencovic BEYUL, inspiration, Kettle Yarn Co., WESTMINSTER - Baby Camel/Silk

Happy New Year everyone! So excited about this new year as so many things are finally just the way I want them. I have a new home by the sea in a beautiful new town, I am finally working full time on the business and can devote ALL my energy to the yarn, and the year is starting off with …

Naloa shawl inspiration from EastLondonKnit

rvcall BEYUL, colourwork, inspiration, Knit A Long, Naloa, work in progress

The ELK, herself,¬†EastLondonKnit,¬†has been kind enough to offer to help me out for the next few weeks as I am swamped with some personal stuff! Here she is for her first post, discussing her inspiration for Naloa! Thanks Renee! —– Hello! When Linda told me she had a new, exotic yarn base made of silk and yak and that she …

Shibori forever

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

I’ve always been a big fan of tie-dye like techniques and spent some time in my twenties playing with Batik processes. The randomness of these process can create such beauty and never more so than in the art of Japanese Shibori technique, which is a huge trend this summer. image via¬†Poppytalk¬†on Etsy blog From Honestly WTF … ¬†“Shibori¬†is a Japanese¬†term …

Colour explosion – literally

LInda Lencovic inspiration

This is too amazing not to share today! I just saw this over on my new favourite blog –¬†Poppytalk. It is a new advert created by Sony. Get this. They spent two weeks picking brilliantly flower petals, put them in a volcano and made this¬†happen… I would have loved to have been in the pitching session for this project! hah! …

New season = new knits

LInda Lencovic inspiration, ISLINGTON - British BFL/Silk, Kettle Yarn Co., work in progress

Now that some of you have had a chance to experience ISLINGTON‘s¬†gloriousness in the flesh, here are a few more newly released design¬†suggestions for upcoming warm weather knit planning. These both call for sport weight yarns but could easily be done in fingering for the same or similar gauge. Folded Lace Tank¬†by¬†Bristol Ivy¬†…Smokin’ Peach This tank¬†is well oversized starting at …

Springtime inspiration

LInda Lencovic inspiration

Beavering away on my preparations for Wonderwool, but took some time out to enjoy the glorious sunshine and take a photo of this amazingly iridescent fly yesterday morning. A bit of colour inspiration for the day!

Fountains of yarn

LInda Lencovic inspiration

Just saw this the other day and wanted to share… Image credit: Angela Wright If you are in the London area at all until April 19th, make sure you swing by Southwark Cathedral near London Bridge to check out this massive yarn waterfall installation by Angela Wright. You can read more about the piece in this interview on the Campaign …

A little Loop-y!

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

Some of you have already seen this big announcement, but now that it has officially gone live I wanted to let you all know that the lovely¬†Loop in London is now carrying some of my¬†ISLINGTON range…and in the borough of Islington itself! How perfect is that? ūüėČ The shop is a treasure trove of yarn and other amazing goodies¬†and¬†a¬†mere block …

Denim – never gets tired.

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

As most of you have already seen, I’ve started a Waterlily knit-a-long on the Kettle Yarn Co. group page for all of us casting on. I thought it would be fun to share our progress and see all the different versions in one place, so please come over and say hello if you are starting yours soon! Here is mine …

Waltham in the city

LInda Lencovic inspiration, Kettle Yarn Co., WALTHAM - 100% British BFL

Yesterday I added sweater quantities of both WALTHAM DK and Aran to the shop. I am going to start carrying more of this blend as this 100% British Bluefaced Leicester is gently rustic yarn which is slightly crisp but still soft enough for delicate skins. With no pokey guard hairs it is perfect for those of you who, like me, …

Gentle median

LInda Lencovic inspiration, ISLINGTON - British BFL/Silk, Kettle Yarn Co., WESTMINSTER - Baby Camel/Silk

I have been thinking a lot about how to best use the variegated colourways I am adding to the shop and have another pattern suggestion today with Islington – BFL/Silk – in new colourway ‘Light Median‘: I queued this sweater ages ago and think the graceful simplicity of it would let the gentle variations in the yarn shine: Gavotte¬†by¬†Cecily Glowik …

Brightening things up!

LInda Lencovic CAMBRIDGE - Baby Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere, inspiration, WIMBLEDON - superwash merino, work in progress

I updated the shop this weekend and have a couple of fun suggestions for the new wares! First off a bit more springy green as I saw some premature Lilies of the Valley poking their heads out last week: Carpino¬†by¬†Carol Feller¬†with ¬†soft¬†WIMBLEDON DK¬†SW Merino¬†in OOAK (one of a kind ) green Next some slinky, furry lace richness: CAMBRIDGE¬†Lace¬†– Baby Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere …

Amor Deliria

LInda Lencovic inspiration

Starting off the week with some new patterns released by the lovely Rachel Brown¬† of Porpoise Fur! Shown below in Kettle Yarn Co. LOMOND Aran – ¬†Amor Deliria …and to keep your little trotters warm the matching gloves¬†Deliria Nervosa! I was lucky enough to try these on and can tell you they are SO warm and lovely!

British Minis – perfect for socks!

LInda Lencovic inspiration, Kettle Yarn Co., shop, work in progress, yarn pairing

People have been making some great suggestions for the Twist Mini or ¬†British Minis skein pairs! Here is one I have added to my own, ever-growing to do list – a pom pom garland! Super, quick, easy and fun and you could get the whole family involved in this one. Whether you go with traditional: image from See Sue Stitch …