Sunday, 21 September 2014

Autumn shop update

The temperature may still be teasing us in the 20s but the days are definitely drawing shorter, and thoughts turn to things warm and woolly. Therefore, I would like to take the time to introduce the new yarns that have joined Midwinter for the season:

Ullcentrum 3-ply

I have mentioned this yarn before, and it is now available in the web shop
This is a thicker version of the Ullcentrum single ply lace and 2ply fingering gradients, and comes in vibrant solid colours dyed on grey yarn for added depth. It knits up as a good DK weight and would be perfect for Christmas jumpers! 200m / 100gr

Filcolana Gotland Wool

Gotland sheep is a breed of Swedish origin but are bred elsewhere in the world too, including here in the UK. The Filcolana Gotland Wool, however, is spun in Denmark from Swedish sheep and has all the wonderful characteristics of the Gotland sheep. Light-weight and somewhat hairy, it is sometimes called "Nordic Mohair" and makes for wonderful, draping garments with a hint of metallic sheen. This one is next on my knitting list! DK weight with a generous 270m / 100gr 

Genuine Greenland Wool

This yarn proved very popular at the Bristol Wool Fair - wonderful, hardy wool from beyond the arctic circle! Great for outer layers and non-clothing items such as cushion covers, in 4 natural undyed colours.
Aran weight - 160m / 100gr

Ullcentrum - new colours

A couple of new colours have just arrived: Cerise-Red, a glorious, deep, rich combination of deep pink and red, another one that I just can't wait to knit up, and Gooseberry: forest green, soft pink and natural brown, both in the 2-ply sport weight. 

Finally, a new colour in the lace weight: dramatic Red and Black. I can imagine this with beads on for the party season!

I do hope that you'll like these new yarns and that they will inspire you for the cold season. The summer has been long and wonderful, but as a knitter, this is the season I enjoy the most!

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