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We are an independent business specialising in hand-dyed, ethically sourced yarn and original knitting design.

Our mission is to empower everyone to create their own original, ethical fashion and to help makers on their journey to mastering their craft by providing beautiful materials and inspiration.

Our design influences are diverse; from re-interpreted traditional Scandinavian style to neon cityscapes and the vibrant urban area we are part of.

Finally there's a blog post up about my Flaum cardigan, finished just before Christmas and I happen to be wearing it today. 
#knitting #briocheknitting #flaumcardigan

Finally there's a blog post up about my Flaum cardigan, finished just before Christmas and I happen to be wearing it today.

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I chain-plied and caked my #hilltopcloud sock gradient spin, but I really messed up on getting them even. One is sport weight, the other is 4 ply. I don't know how this happens! Normally the yarn gets thicker as I approach the end of a project because I get lazy, but I did the opposite this time 🙃 I'm going to make matching socks anyway, I think I'll get away with it! Since I got @hilltopkatie's book I'm obsessed with gradient braids and all the different ways you can spin them. It's not a coincidence that I mainly dye gradient braids. We've got a couple in the shop right now, and I'm sure there will be more soon. I normally dye them with a double repeat, so if you want to spin two matching skeins as I have, you can just pull them in half.
#handspinning #handspun #handspunyarn #gradientyarn #gradientbraid #gradientspinning  #spinningfiber #spinningfibre #handdyedfibre #handdyedfiber

I chain-plied and caked my

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Another one-off batch. Believe it or not, these started off as rejects from a very special order, but we turned them into something pretty awesome. I love using neon dyes in unexpected ways, in this case they transform a standard navy with bursts of intense blue-violet. 
#handdyedyarn #garn #yarn #indieyarn #indiedyed

Another one-off batch. Believe it or not, these started off as rejects from a very special order, but we turned them into something pretty awesome. I love using neon dyes in unexpected ways, in this case they transform a standard navy with bursts of intense blue-violet.

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One of a kind skein 'Red Onion' Favourite Sock in the shop now
#handdyedyarn #yarndyer #indieyarn

One of a kind skein 'Red Onion' Favourite Sock in the shop now

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We restocked a couple of shades of neon minis this week, and we have ONE rainbow pack ready to roll 🌈
#rainbowyarn #neonyarn #miniskeins #sockminis #yarnspiration #yarn #handdyedyarn #indieyarn #yarndyer

We restocked a couple of shades of neon minis this week, and we have ONE rainbow pack ready to roll 🌈

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I added a couple of colours of Fuzzy Lace to our website today. 'Limoncello' is a pastel neon yellow, and 'Southbank' is a cool grey that's been popular on our sock base. Fuzzy Lace is a luxurious blend of baby Suri Alpaca and Mulberry silk. Because it's an expensive yarn, we rewind it into 25g/150m skeins so that you don't have to buy more than you need. Find these under Shop > New. 
#yarn #brushedyarn #handdyedyarn #laceweightyarn #indieyarn #surialpaca #alpacasilk #yarnspiration #knitting #laceknitting

I added a couple of colours of Fuzzy Lace to our website today. 'Limoncello' is a pastel neon yellow, and 'Southbank' is a cool grey that's been popular on our sock base. Fuzzy Lace is a luxurious blend of baby Suri Alpaca and Mulberry silk. Because it's an expensive yarn, we rewind it into 25g/150m skeins so that you don't have to buy more than you need. Find these under Shop > New.

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Thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday 💕 I'm not up to  partying at the moment so I spent the evening eating Japanese takeaway and working on another of my 2020 making goals... Learning to crochet. I have made several previous attempts at this and turned out the odd granny square, but it never stuck. This time I mean business, and I've jumped straight in with a technicolour blanket using a tutorial @harbourcrochet is kindly allowing me to test. I am definitely hooked (sorry). @fran_de_fleurs and @jovannagraphics you'll be proud! The second picture is my very generous birthday present from my partner. I don't have the faintest idea how to use it and am a bit scared of getting it out the box. With all the jersey garments I seem to be making it will definitely come in handy though.
#crochet #crochetblanket

Thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday 💕 I'm not up to partying at the moment so I spent the evening eating Japanese takeaway and working on another of my 2020 making goals... Learning to crochet. I have made several previous attempts at this and turned out the odd granny square, but it never stuck. This time I mean business, and I've jumped straight in with a technicolour blanket using a tutorial @harbourcrochet is kindly allowing me to test. I am definitely hooked (sorry). @fran_de_fleurs and @jovannagraphics you'll be proud! The second picture is my very generous birthday present from my partner. I don't have the faintest idea how to use it and am a bit scared of getting it out the box. With all the jersey garments I seem to be making it will definitely come in handy though.

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As well as our pattern sale, we're donating 20% of our online shop taking to @refugeesupporteurope today! If you've had your eye on some yarn, this is a great time to pick it up. (Psst: there's one neon minis rainbow pack available!)
#yarn #handdyedyarn #indieyarn #yarnspiration #knitting #garn #garen #maglieria #tricot #laine #indiedyedyarn #indiedyer

As well as our pattern sale, we're donating 20% of our online shop taking to @refugeesupporteurope today! If you've had your eye on some yarn, this is a great time to pick it up. (Psst: there's one neon minis rainbow pack available!)

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42% off all our patterns today for my birthday! We're donating the remainder to @refugeesupporteurope. Refugee Support are the amazing charity we fundraised for over the summer. One of their super initiatives is the sewing room at their center in Cyprus. There, visitors can enjoy a familiar craft or learn skills to help them be more self sufficient. You can even buy their creations in the charity's online shop.
The discount is automatically applied at checkout, no code needed.
#knitting #stricken #stickning #strikking #tricot #knittingpatterns #indieknittingpatterns #indiedesigner #handknits #nevernotknitting

42% off all our patterns today for my birthday! We're donating the remainder to @refugeesupporteurope. Refugee Support are the amazing charity we fundraised for over the summer. One of their super initiatives is the sewing room at their center in Cyprus. There, visitors can enjoy a familiar craft or learn skills to help them be more self sufficient. You can even buy their creations in the charity's online shop. The discount is automatically applied at checkout, no code needed.

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Tomorrow is my 42nd birthday! We're marking the occasion with 42% off patterns in a Life, the Universe and Everything sale, and we're donating the remaining proceeds to @refugeesupporteurope. The sale runs until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday 4th), no code needed, the discount applies at checkout. 
Secondly, we're donating 20% of takings from our online shop to the same charity, also until midnight tomorrow. 
If you've had your eye on any of our patterns or yarn, this is a great time to get them!
#indieknittingpatterns #indiedesigner #handdyedyarn #indiedyer #yarn #knitting #handknit

Tomorrow is my 42nd birthday! We're marking the occasion with 42% off patterns in a Life, the Universe and Everything sale, and we're donating the remaining proceeds to @refugeesupporteurope. The sale runs until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday 4th), no code needed, the discount applies at checkout. Secondly, we're donating 20% of takings from our online shop to the same charity, also until midnight tomorrow. If you've had your eye on any of our patterns or yarn, this is a great time to get them!

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Big hands? Small hands? Short fingers? Long fingers? Weird yarn? As long as you have a tape measure and swatch you can have fingerless mittens! Our Mitt-O-Matic tool writes a pattern just for you, and it's FREEEE! It's our first interactive pattern. I was inspired to create it when I was trying to use some weird handspun that didn't knit to any standard gauge, and it grew from there. It includes a photo tutorial for an afterthought thumb too. You're welcome!
#knittingpattern #handknit #knitting #indieknittingpattern #indiedesigner #handspunyarn #handspun #nevernotknitting

Big hands? Small hands? Short fingers? Long fingers? Weird yarn? As long as you have a tape measure and swatch you can have fingerless mittens! Our Mitt-O-Matic tool writes a pattern just for you, and it's FREEEE! It's our first interactive pattern. I was inspired to create it when I was trying to use some weird handspun that didn't knit to any standard gauge, and it grew from there. It includes a photo tutorial for an afterthought thumb too. You're welcome!

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One bobbin chain-plied, one to go. BFL gradient fibre from #hilltopcloud 
#handspun #handspinning

One bobbin chain-plied, one to go. BFL gradient fibre from

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In the summer I always forget just how many pairs of wool socks I need, so one of my goals for 2020 is MORE SOCKS. I started these last May and only finished them today. I always get reverse second sock syndrome, in that the first one seems to take forever, but once done I'm much more motivated and rattle through the second quickly (in this case I started it just 3 weeks ago). After taking my daughter to the park this morning the vertigo really set in. My vertigo is much improved as long as I sit motionless for several hours a day, which is a challenge with a toddler around. So, I've been give the afternoon off and got these done, taking the opportunity to try out @yarnsub's genius method for smooth left-leaning decreases that I learned about in her talk at @wildandwoollyshop this week. I believe the podcast is now available so you can learn about it too!
The yarn is beautiful Mayflower Dream Colour bought in Copenhagen shopping with @jovannagraphics. Don't expect interesting socks from me, mine are 100% utilitarian. If you find that sock patterns are just not quite right, try playing around with the heel length. Mine's around an inch longer than 'normal'. #knitting #sockknitting #nevernotknitting #handknits

In the summer I always forget just how many pairs of wool socks I need, so one of my goals for 2020 is MORE SOCKS. I started these last May and only finished them today. I always get reverse second sock syndrome, in that the first one seems to take forever, but once done I'm much more motivated and rattle through the second quickly (in this case I started it just 3 weeks ago). After taking my daughter to the park this morning the vertigo really set in. My vertigo is much improved as long as I sit motionless for several hours a day, which is a challenge with a toddler around. So, I've been give the afternoon off and got these done, taking the opportunity to try out @yarnsub's genius method for smooth left-leaning decreases that I learned about in her talk at @wildandwoollyshop this week. I believe the podcast is now available so you can learn about it too! The yarn is beautiful Mayflower Dream Colour bought in Copenhagen shopping with @jovannagraphics. Don't expect interesting socks from me, mine are 100% utilitarian. If you find that sock patterns are just not quite right, try playing around with the heel length. Mine's around an inch longer than 'normal'.

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I've been out of action for the whole of January, which has been hard, but I've been trying to turn it into a positive. I have joined forces with three amazing UK dyers to offer kits for my latest pattern, Tregrensa, as I was not able to do so myself. This beautiful set of soft colours is from @hookingmarvellousyarns. I think it would make a beautiful fade project for anyone not sure about tacking Tregrensa's colourwork.
It's been such a wonderful thing for me to see dyers I admire reinterpret the pattern in ways I would not have thought of myself. I can't wait to see the projects come through!
Hooking Marvellous's kit is linked up from their profile. All three kit options are linked from the pattern pages on our website and Ravelry. Each kit includes 12x20g hand dyed miniskeins, the pattern, and a £6 donation to Australian bushfire relief funds. I am providing copies of the pattern for kits free because it seems fitting that should help save and restore precious forests like those that inspired the design.
#handdyedyarn #indieyarn #yarn #miniskeins #sockminis #knitting #garn #garen #stricken #stickning #strikking #tricot

I've been out of action for the whole of January, which has been hard, but I've been trying to turn it into a positive. I have joined forces with three amazing UK dyers to offer kits for my latest pattern, Tregrensa, as I was not able to do so myself. This beautiful set of soft colours is from @hookingmarvellousyarns. I think it would make a beautiful fade project for anyone not sure about tacking Tregrensa's colourwork. It's been such a wonderful thing for me to see dyers I admire reinterpret the pattern in ways I would not have thought of myself. I can't wait to see the projects come through! Hooking Marvellous's kit is linked up from their profile. All three kit options are linked from the pattern pages on our website and Ravelry. Each kit includes 12x20g hand dyed miniskeins, the pattern, and a £6 donation to Australian bushfire relief funds. I am providing copies of the pattern for kits free because it seems fitting that should help save and restore precious forests like those that inspired the design.

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We're pretty gutted it's come to this, but we want to reassure our EU customers. We're sure you are apprehensive about ordering from the UK given the situation and we don't blame you. You will NOT have to pay duty on goods from the UK after Brexit at the end of this month. Phew! The situation is likely to change at the end of the year when the 'transition period' comes to an end. Still heartbroken about all of this 😢
#brexshit #fuckbrexit

We're pretty gutted it's come to this, but we want to reassure our EU customers. We're sure you are apprehensive about ordering from the UK given the situation and we don't blame you. You will NOT have to pay duty on goods from the UK after Brexit at the end of this month. Phew! The situation is likely to change at the end of the year when the 'transition period' comes to an end. Still heartbroken about all of this 😢

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I am really looking forward to getting back to the studio (next week hopefully 🤞). First on the docket is February's Nature Lovers Club edition. This is our monthly yarn club inspired by the weird, the wonderful, the quirky and the colourful from the natural world. Join before the end of the month to receive February's shade. The exact theme for the month is a secret until it's shipped, but I'm sensing that it's going to be a bright one 😉. Swipe to see some past club colours.
#yarnclub #indieyarnclub #handdyedyarn #indiedyer #sockyarn #mysteryyarnclub #monthlyyarnclub #garn #yarnsubscription

I am really looking forward to getting back to the studio (next week hopefully 🤞). First on the docket is February's Nature Lovers Club edition. This is our monthly yarn club inspired by the weird, the wonderful, the quirky and the colourful from the natural world. Join before the end of the month to receive February's shade. The exact theme for the month is a secret until it's shipped, but I'm sensing that it's going to be a bright one 😉. Swipe to see some past club colours.

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Neon pink Fuzzy Lace is in the shop! Fuzzy Lace is a baby Suri alpaca and mulberry silk brushed yarn. It's gorgeous on its own for airy lace, or held together with a smooth yarn to add a soft halo. I used it for my Flaum cardigan held together with Favourite Sock.
I dyed it a while ago but have only just felt well enough to reskein it.
#neonyarn #handdyedyarn #indieyarn #fluffyyarn #brushedyarn #alpacasilk #surialpaca #yarn

Neon pink Fuzzy Lace is in the shop! Fuzzy Lace is a baby Suri alpaca and mulberry silk brushed yarn. It's gorgeous on its own for airy lace, or held together with a smooth yarn to add a soft halo. I used it for my Flaum cardigan held together with Favourite Sock. I dyed it a while ago but have only just felt well enough to reskein it.

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A Facebook memory popped up to tell me that 9 years ago I was on this pretty street in Stavanger. Love these colours!
#colourinspo

A Facebook memory popped up to tell me that 9 years ago I was on this pretty street in Stavanger. Love these colours!

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This beautiful set of British wool minis is @riverknitsuk kit for our Tregrensa Cowl pattern, available from their website. The kit is priced £43 and includes 12 hand dyed miniskeins, the pattern (they're even printing it for you!) and a £6 donation to Australia's bushfire relief. I've admired RiverKnits yarns for such a long time, and I'm absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with them. It's going to look just amazing in these colours!
#tregrensacowl #handdyedyarn #miniskeins #knitting #strandedknitting #strandedcolorwork #strandedcolourwork #colourworkknitting #colorworkknitting #fairisleknitting #fairisle #britishwool #britishyarn #handdyedyarn #indieyarn #miniskeins #garn #garen #tricot #knittingpattern #indieknittingpattern #stricken #strikking #stickning

This beautiful set of British wool minis is @riverknitsuk kit for our Tregrensa Cowl pattern, available from their website. The kit is priced £43 and includes 12 hand dyed miniskeins, the pattern (they're even printing it for you!) and a £6 donation to Australia's bushfire relief. I've admired RiverKnits yarns for such a long time, and I'm absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with them. It's going to look just amazing in these colours!

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When your spinning matches your rug.
We're almost at the end of January but I have not had much opportunity to sit back and think about plans for 2020 until this week. I was going through stash and realised I have a mountain of beautiful fibre so I'm hoping to spin ALL of it, and also complete some knitting and weaving handspun projects. I'm wasting no time and got this beautiful BFL gradient from @hilltopkatie on the wheel, which will hopefully become socks. 
#handspunyarn #handspinning #spinnersofinstagram #spinnersofig #spinningwheel #britishwool #hilltopcloud

When your spinning matches your rug. We're almost at the end of January but I have not had much opportunity to sit back and think about plans for 2020 until this week. I was going through stash and realised I have a mountain of beautiful fibre so I'm hoping to spin ALL of it, and also complete some knitting and weaving handspun projects. I'm wasting no time and got this beautiful BFL gradient from @hilltopkatie on the wheel, which will hopefully become socks.

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