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Yarns Unspun

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Happy 1st December to you all! 🎄

November was full of fun new projects, classes, workshops and the beloved Knitting and Stitching show.

December brings more new projects, kits, classes, workshops and of course, Christmas! I've got Christmas gift ideas galore and I hope you are as excited to see all the new things as I am to show them to you!

Lets get stuck in shall we 😊
First up - isn’t this just fab! New Catona Chroma from Scheepjes!
Catona Chroma is a beautiful, multicoloured variation on Scheepjes Catona!

Scheepjes Catona Chroma is a 100% mercerised cotton yarn with a subtle sheen and a smooth and soft finish.

This fine yarn (fingering yarn weight) is perfect for crocheting or knitting clothing, amigurumis, fashion and home accessories or children’s toys. £3.40 per 50g ball. Come squish!
Next up - aren’t these just stunning! Fairisle without the effort eh?
King Cole Fjord | £5.15 per 100g ball (- 250m)

Double Knit, a super soft 100% antipilling acrylic. Perfect for scarves, hats, sweaters, cardi’s and it knits up into the most beautiful baby wear too!

Come squish! (Pssst….We post too…)
Teal knitted fabric as background with the words "Festive Gift Ideas" in white text in the foreground.
The count down is on, with 4 weekend's left until Christmas, including 23rd & 24th December!

I'm not saying this to panic you, but more to reassure you that there is still plenty of time to find the right gifts for your loved ones.

If you need help choosing or putting gifts together, please visit us in the shop or send us an email and we will do our best to advise you.

We've put some ideas together below to give you some inspiration.
Snow in May Cowl Kit
Monet Cowl Kit
Crumpet Cowl Kits
We have lots of kits available, including the 3 different cowl kits above - we love a cowl at Yarn etc.!

The Snow in May Cowl Kit - this pattern is worked in Broken Seed Stitch which is a really lovely, easy stitch that gives a very effective delicate look to this garment with the twist of changing colour half way.

The Monet Cowl Kit is available as a kit in 12 different shades, all the shades are available on the website here.

Crumpet Cowl Kits - Highlighting the trend for this year to make garments and accessories out of multi strands of yarn giving a fabulous funky and completely individual tweedy effect leaving the ends loose and free to be seen (if you want) this kit is excellent fun for the improver knitter and experienced knitted alike. Find out more here.

As well as the kits above, we also have some great Stocking Fillers.
Crochet bible | £11.99
Knitting bible | £11.99
Stash inventory | £10.99
The crochet/knitting bibles are perfect to make any notes as you work through a project.- all in one place! Includes a handy guide on recommended sizes, stitch abbreviations and so on, plus plenty of space for notes, amendments, doodles or diagrams.

The stash inventory helps to keep track of all those hidden gems in your stash!

Hands up who loves stationery! 🙌 I love a notebook! It’s online too, check them out here.
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Gift vouchers are a great idea if you aren't 100% sure on what would be the best kit or yarn for a present. They are available in denominations of £5 or £10. The vouchers are only available to be used in store, but can be bought online here.

Lucy also has gift vouchers available for her Loop De Loop Studio workshops and you can buy these here;
£40 Loop De Loop Studio Gift Voucher
£30 Loop De Loop Studio Gift Voucher
Christmas Classes
We have loads of classes going on throughout December and we still have places available if you fancy a festive Christmas crafting session! You can check out all the workshops here or read on below for details on the ones coming up next.

Treblemakers Christmas Crochet Day! | Saturday 2nd December,10-2pm | £50
Make star fairy light garlands with vintage buttons, Scandinavian Christmas trees stood in vintage cotton and mini Holly Wreaths!
Suitable for those who have recently learnt to crochet, this is a perfect next step!
All materials included and refreshments too! I’d you’d like to join us, book here!

Introduction to Macrame- Christmas Stars | Saturday 9th December 10-12pm | £25
Beautiful Christmas Macrame stars, a perfect introduction to macrame with a festive twist!
No experience needed what so ever! All materials included and festive refreshments too!
If you’d like to join us, book here!

Any queries on suitability, please ask! Over 16’s only, click here for t&c’s.
So what's been on my needles this last few months? Well I've managed to finish a few things since our last newsletter.

I've completed The Prismarine Scarf (see pictures below of yours truly modelling it!) and there is a fab video showing it off here on our Instagram. It will be available in a selection of colourways from next week but its one skein of Urth Uneek and one Skein of Urth Harvest.
I finished the Purl and Jane Clacton Sweater and the pattern will be in store in the coming weeks. I used The Harrogate Yarn Co Mercer DK yarn which worked beautifully.
We love seeing what you are working on and what you have finished too. Keep tagging us in photos online or sharing on our Facebook page.
An illustration of a ball of yarn with the end trailing. The trailing end of yarn attaches to a 'S' for the phrase "Save the date!"
There are lots of fabulous Yarn related dates coming up for all you Yarnistas out there. We thought we'd have a "Save the Date" section to share them with you so you can add them to your diaries. Do let us know if we are missing any!
We are properly into sweater weather now so I thought I would share my current favourite patterns with you. How gorgeous is the Emerald Green Cardigan above 👆😊
These are only a handful of my favourite patterns in stock at the moment but we have tonnes (literally) more to chose from. Do come and have a look in store.
Let me know if you make any of these and how you get on. Please share your pictures with us too. You can tag us on Facebook or Instagram 😊

Pay it forward

We know and work with so many amazing small businesses, that we decided to have this section to share them with all of you 😊

This month however, as it's Christmas, we wanted to highlight a fantastic local charity. Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP). Their aim is to HELP people across the Harrogate district live safe and well and stay connected with their communities.

They are having a raffle with lots of fabulous prizes to be won! You can find out more and buy tickets here.
Fiona Burks - Yarn etc
I hope you enjoyed this Festive edition of Yarn Unspun and if you need any help with gift ideas or just want to come and squish some yarn, we'd love to see you in the shop 😊

Finally, from all of us at Yarn, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you in 2024! 🥳

Fi x

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