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Yarns Unspun

Cheerful projects to keep you busy!

A snuggly sweater wearing sheep, a fabulous Spring scarf and much more.
Happy New Year to you all! 🌟

I hope you all had a lovely festive season and are well rested.

This time of year makes me want to stay in hibernation, wearing cosy sweaters and drinking warm drinks, whilst enjoying new projects. How about you?

And speaking of new…I’ve got lots of exciting arrivals to show you. So grab yourself one of those warm drinks I mentioned (and maybe a biscuit), and let’s take a look shall we? 😊

NEW NEW NEW! I'm so excited to show you!

Scheepjes Arcadia
Scheepjes Arcadia 904
First up is this gorgeous new yarn - Scheepjes Arcadia 4ply Sock Yarn

Scheepjes Arcadia is a gorgeous sock yarn, inspired by impressive landscapes from all over the world. The yarn is warm but still has the breathable quality of wool.

£7.25 | 100 grams/396 metres | Needle size is 2.50-3.00mm.
75% Superwash Virgin Wool and 25% Polyamide

Come squish!
It’s January, it’s Veganary! Have you seen some of the gorgeous vegan yarns we have?
(Not just for vegans, perfect for those who have a wool allergy, but still want amazing hand knitted socks!).
King Cole Stockist
King Cole Footsie 4ply
King Cole Stockist
This is King Cole Footsie! Beautifully soft and with incredible stitch definition, light and cool socks with a great stretch! And what fab colours!

£5.49 | 4-ply Sock Yarn | 93% Arcylic; 7% PBT
100g: approx 430m/470yds

Not just limited to sock knitting, Simply Footsie can also be used to create stunning adult and children’s garments!

Come squish! (Pssst….We post too…)
Looking towards the brighter months now and what a fabulous spring scarf! 100% Cotton! Stylecraft Savannah!
Only 2 balls needed for this gorgeous spring accessory! Free pattern with every 2 balls purchased for this scarf! You can see my WIP further down...

Stylecraft Savannah | £6.45 | Aran Weight | 100% Cotton | 100g: 165m

Take a look here!
The sunniest daffodil yellow… how can anyone resist! 🌞
This is the stunning collection of colours from our very own The Harrogate Yarn Company

£15.95 | 100% British Wool | Sourced from traceable UK Romney Sheep Fleece
245m per 100g | Gentle Hand Wash ~ Dry Flat

All 8 shades are lovely individually, but mix and match together beautifully too.
Check out all the colours here!
Aren’t these just adorable? Amigurumi Crochet kits from Gründl!
Just £9.95, contains everything to create your very own Lydia Llama, Wilma the Racoon, Fred the Sloth, and Dieter the Dino!

Who’s your favourite?

*Whilst stocks last….
Rico Fashion Jersey
NEW IN! Rico Fashion Jersey Aran

This is just so much fun, such a versatile yarn, clothing, amigurumi, blankets?

I can’t decide what to make first! Aran weight, and in fabulous colours as always from Rico…

64% cotton and 36% polyamide (nylon)
A ball of 50g – 72 meters. £4.45
Take a look here.
Rico Ricorumi Spin Spin DK!

I just want to squish it. It’s too pretty to work with… or is it?

Spin Spin by Rico Ricorumi is a super colour degradé DK-weight yarn which has been created for crocheting amigurumi.

£3.95 / 50g - 100% Cotton- 115m

Which would you choose?
Ricorumi Spin Spin
So what's been on my needles this month? Well, I've managed to finish a few things since our last newsletter.
Stylecraft Knit Me Crochet Me
I've completed this Stylecraft 10044 Crochet Tank Top using Stylecraft Knit Me Crochet Me. Fantastic for Spring 🌷
The Harrogate Yarn Co Stockist
This is Sheepy - isn't he cute! 🐑😊 He still needs his Volt sweater, but he is nearly finished.
Knitted with our very own gorgeous Harrogate Wool company yarn! (one ball will make 2 or 3 of your flock, depending on your tension!)

The pattern is by my friend Sue Stratford who hails from Milton Keynes way and known as SSK (Sue Stratford Knits). She has lots of fab patterns and you can find them here. We also stock the pattern for the Volt shawl and sweater for adults and children.

Pattern - Sheepy and Volt Sweater | £5
Yarn - The Harrogate Yarn Co Mercer DK 100g | £15.95 | 100% British Wool
Sourced from traceable UK Romney Sheep Fleece | 245m per 100g

We post too! 🐑🐑🐑
I also finished the gorgeous Stylecraft Savannah scarf (as featured above in the new section).

This aran weight yarn has a long colour change and is made using 100 % cotton, meaning it’s not only cool but natural too, so perfect for sensitive skins.

You will notice how there is a lovely drape to the yarn. This is because the cotton is so silky soft and its lovely natural texture is ideal for creating beautiful stitch definition.

If you haven't already, take a peak at it here.

It's so bright and cheerful and perfect for Spring.

💐 🐑 🌷

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.

If you fancy a bit of yarn therapy don’t forget we are online and open 24 hours a day at www.yarnetc.co.uk and back open in person on Tuesday.

Fi & the yarnistas 😘
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!

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 we are highlighting the wonderful Horticap.

Located at Bluecoat Wood Nurseries, Otley Road in Harrogate, Horticap are an independent, registered charity with suitably qualified staff and a team of volunteers who provide adults with learning and other disabilities training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills.

2024 is a very special year for Horticap as they celebrate their 40th anniversary of helping people to grow… growing together.

If you haven't visited them yet, then I can recommend you plan a trip - you definitely need to check out the Hopkins Cafe & Shop. Hopkins has delicious Yorkshire products to enjoy at home too and the shop has a wonderful of array of cards, bird-feeding supplies, plants, and gifts, including student-made items.

Well worth a visit 😁
Fiona Burks - Yarn etc
I hope you enjoyed the first 2024 edition of Yarn Unspun and we've given you some ideas for new projects.

If you need any help with finding the right pattern or just want to come and squish some yarn, we'd love to see you in the shop.

See you soon lovelies! 😊

Fi x

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