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Welcome to this month's Monthly Round Up post, where we bring together all of our newest products! October has been all about chunky yarns and snuggly socks... Read on to find out more!

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New Yarn

October saw fabulous new releases from some of our best-loved brands!

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Stylecraft Softie Chunky

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Sirdar Adventure

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Rowan Soft Boucle

Stylecraft
Softie Chunky

A soft and luxurious yarn at an affordable price, Stylecraft Softie Chunky is perfect for a soft and chunky winter knit!

A blend of 80% premium acrylic and 20% wool, this super-soft chunky yarn comes in a selection of six shades, including muted tones and a rich pop of colour. Machine-washable and versatile, Softie Chunky is ideal for a chunky, textured jumper or cardigan.

Sirdar
Adventure

If you're a fan of super chunky yarns, you'll be sure to love Adventure - a fabulously-chunky new yarn from Sirdar!

This wool blend yarn is available in seven contemporary shades, and knits up in no time. Whether you’re a beginner or just looking for a quick knit project, Adventure is definitely a winter winner!

Rowan
Soft Bouclé

An exciting new release from Rowan, Soft Bouclé is a sure favourite for the Autumn / Winter Season!

Spun from a blend of fibres, including merino wool and superfine alpaca, this chunky Bouclé yarn is available in nine stunning shades, and is ideal for textured knitted garments.



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Rico Superba Vintage 4 Ply

Rowan Merino Aria

King Cole Ultra Soft Chunky

Rico Superba Vintage 4 Ply

New in from Rico, Superba Vintage 4 Ply is a self-patterning sock yarn that creates a beautiful colourwork effect with a vintage feel when knitted up.

A mix of 75% wool and 25% polyamide, there are nine colour mixes to choose from in this classic yarn, from gentle greens to rustic pinks. Better still, one ball is all you need to knit a pair of socks!

Rowan
Merino Aria

An extremely lightweight chunky yarn, Rowan Merino Aria will bring softness and luxury to any project.

With air blown into the yarn during the spinning process, this chainette construction yarn really does feel light as air! A blend of merino wool and polyamide, Merino Aria is perfect for lightweight, yet warm and cosy, winter sweaters and accessories.

King Cole
Ultra Soft Chunky

With a light twist in each strand, King Cole Ultra Soft Chunky offers fantastic stitch definition and an extremely soft feel.

There are 12 fabulous shades to choose from in this 100% acrylic chunky yarn, from pastels through to deeper tones. Machine washable and very versatile, the hardest part in using this all-rounder will be deciding what to make!.

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King Cole Timeless Classic Super Chunky

James C Brett Baby Velvet Chunky

Queensland Recycled Tweed

King Cole
Timeless Classic
Super Chunky

King Cole have blended together shades from their ever-popular Timeless Super Chunky range to create Timeless Classic Super Chunky - an exciting new addition to the Timeless family!

This blend of 90% acrylic and 10% alpaca is available in six colour options - each twisting together two shades to give a fabulous effect! Fantastically versatile, Timeless Classic Super Chunky is perfect for a wide range of projects, including garments, accessories and homeware.

James C. Brett
Baby Velvet Chunky

Unbelievably soft and gentle, James C. Brett Baby Velvet Chunky creates a velvety-soft fabric with a luxurious feel when knitted up.

This 100% polyester yarn is available in a selection of seven soft shades that are perfect for chunky makes for little ones, from snuggly blankets to cosy cardigans!

Queensland
Recycled
Tweed

A new yarn from our newest brand! Queensland Recycled Tweed is a 100% recycled yarn with a gorgeous tweed effect.

Spun from a blend of recycled wool, acrylic and polyester fibres, this DK-weight yarn is as soft as it is strong, making it perfect for a huge range of projects. And with a palette of six shades that complement each other beautifully, Recycled Tweed is also ideal for colourwork. 

 

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Opal Schafpate 12

Opal Schafpate 12

The latest addition to Opal's Schafpate series, Schafpate 12 has the same strong stripes of previous seasons, but in wholly new colour mixes. The product of a wonderful collaboration between Opal and Viridian, Schafpate (which means literally 'Sheep Godfather') helps the sponsorship of a rare sheep breed, making this yarn a brilliant choice in more ways than one!

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New Fabric

Fun new fabric collections to inspire you in your next project!

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Craft Cotton Co - Peter Rabbit Christmas

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Makower - Folk Friends

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Craft Cotton Co - Traditional Christmas

Craft Cotton Co -
Peter Rabbit Christmas

Beatrix Potter's orginal Peter Rabbit illustrations are paired with fun festive settings in this Christmas collection from Craft Cotton Co. 

Makower -
Folk Friends

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This vibrant collection from Makower features traditional Folk Art imagery with a modern twist. With fine metallic detailing.

Craft Cotton Co -
Traditional Christmas

This beautifully festive collection from Craft Cotton Co showcases traditional illustrations of classic Christmas scenes, featuring robins, holly wreaths and snowy trees.

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Needlecraft

We've added lots of new kits to our Needlecraft Department this month, including the lovely cross stitch and embroidery kits below!

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Trimits - Stitch Your Own - Mini Christmas Kit - Dachshund (Cross Stitch Kit) ............. Anchor - Joy (Embroidery Kit) ............. Riverdrift House - Red Christmas Stars - Christmas Cards (Cross Stitch Kit)

Trimits
Xmas Dachshund
Cross Stitch Kit

This cross-stitched festive dachshund design would be a fabulous present for a dog-lover this Christmas!

The kit contains everything you need to stitch this design, including printed instructions and colour-coded design, white cotton 11 count aida, 6 strand cotton embroidery thread, and a needle. The finished piece measures approximately 13 x 13cm.

Anchor
'Joy'
Embroidery Kit

A truly joyful design, which is sure to bring cheer to any crafter!

This expert-level freestyle embroidery kit includes everything you need to stitch this cheerful piece, including linen-blend fabric that has the design printed onto it. The finished piece meaures approximately 15 x 25cm.

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Riverdrift House
Christmas Cards
Cross Stitch Kits

Create your own cross-stitched Christmas cards with this lovely kit from Riverdrift House.

The kit Includes all the materials you need to make six greetings cards, including six pre-cut fabric pieces of 14 count white Aida, six pieces of fusible (iron-on) backing fabric, six-stranded Anchor embroidery threads, a needle, charts, instructions, and six high quality single-fold cards and envelopes.

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Other New Products


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Yarn Packs for Stylecraft's Fruit Garden CAL by Jane Crowfoot - the 'Love is Enough' colourway

The Fruit Garden CAL 'Love is Enough' colourway

Following on from the success of Stylecraft's original Fruit Garden Crochet-Along (CAL), Jane Crowfoot has designed a new colourway for this beautiful project!

The 'Love is Enough' colourway is named after William Morris's poetry book of the same title, continuing the Arts & Crafts movement influence behind Jane's design for the orginal Fruit Garden CAL blanket.

The re-run of the Fruit Garden CAL using these new colours will start on 3rd November 2020. Instructions for making the blanket in the new colourway will be released in eight fortnightly instalments, which will all be free to download from the Stylecraft website.

We now have packs available containing all 16 balls of Stylecraft yarn required to make the Love is Enough blanket, so why not join in with this creative project?

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Yarn Packs for Sirdar's 'No Place Like Home' Knit-Along

Make the beautiful No Place Like Home Throw in Sirdar's new knit-along (KAL)! Designed by Emma Wright from Emma Knitted, the No Place Like Home Throw is an heirloom piece, inspired by Sirdar's home county of Yorkshire.

Emma has designed three colourways for the throw: Yorkshire Welcome, Creative Place and Nordic Retreat.

The No Place Like Home KAL will take place over eight weeks, with Sirdar releasing a free pattern on their website and a how-to video tutorial on YouTube each week. The first part of the pattern was released on 28th October 2020, so why not join the fun?!

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The Yorkshire Welcome
Colourway

Celebrates the warm, natural shades of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Creative Space
Colourway

Creates a bold statement inspired by the colours of Emma’s craft studio.

The Nordic Retreat
Colourway

A calming combination of cool, earthy tones for the minimalist scandi lover.

Sirdar's No Place Like Home KAL - the Yorkshire Welcome colourway .

Sirdar's No Place Like Home KAL - the Creative Space colourway

. Sirdar's No Place Like Home KAL - the Nordic Retreat colourway

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Baa Ram Ewe Ready-made Knitted Socks

Baa Ram Ewe Ready-made SocksWe're completely in love with these gorgeous ready-made knitted socks from Baa Ram Ewe - new in this month!

Made in Leicestershire using traditional skills and techniques, from yarn spun at a local Yorkshire mill, these 100% British socks are an absolute woolly delight!

With a flat seam finish and a soft grip toe, these wool socks will keep your toes toasty and dampness at bay - whether at home or on a long mountain walk.

Available in sizes M (to fit UK shoe sizes 4-7) and L (to fit UK shoe sizes 8-11), Baa Ram Ewe's sock are available in a gorgeous selection of rustic, earthy colours... We want them all!

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Our Made & Worn Yarn Finder Tool

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Create a jumper pattern designed to fit you - and then let our website find you the perfect yarn!

October saw the launch of our Made & Worn Yarn Finder Tool - our collaboration with Made & Worn, which offers an exciting new knitting project planning experience!

Made & Worn's revolutionary knitting patterns adjust themselves to fit with your own measurements and gauge, so you're guaranteed a perfect fit every time you cast on. Now, when you buy Made & Worn's Pompidou Jumper pattern on our website, our new Made & Worn Yarn Finder Tool will also help you find the perfect yarn!

By tweaking a mock-up of your Pompidou jumper design on our website, you can experiment with colours to choose your perfect shades. Then simply enter choices for yarn weight and fibre content, and the Yarn Finder Tool will scour our many yarns to find you the perfect match, saving you time and doing all the work for you!

We're SO excited to launch this tool with Made & Worn's Pompidou Jumper - a beautifully-simple design, which is great for beginners. And with three panels of colour, its design gives you endless creative possibilities with colour combinations!

We can't wait for you to try it!

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