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It's definitely getting chilly out there... If you're starting to dream of cosy jumpers and snuggly blankets, you won't want to miss the autumnal shades and tweedy textures in our newest yarns below!

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New Yarn


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Sirdar Haworth Tweed

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King Cole Subtle Drifter Chunky

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Stylecraft Special XL Tweed

Sirdar
Haworth Tweed

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New this month from Sirdar, Haworth Tweed is a beautifully-autumnal yarn designed to celebrate Sirdar's home county of Yorkshire.

A blend of 50% merino wool and 50% nylon, Haworth Tweed offers the richly-nepped look of a pure wool tweed yarn, but in a more gentle fibre bend that is soft and light against the skin.

Available in 12 rustic shades, this classic yarn is perfect for textured stitches and colourwork - the ideal choice for a warm, outdoorsy knit with a Yorkshire spirit!

King Cole
Subtle Drifter Chunky

King Cole's popular Drifter yarns collection has a new addition!

With the same super-soft blend of cotton, acrylic and wool as the other Drifter yarns, Subtle Drifter Chunky has the same gentle handle you would expect, but in solid shades with a gentle two-tone effect.

Warm, versatile and wearable, Subtle Drifter Chunky is ideal for garments and accessories. Better still, the range's subtle, gentle shades have been designed to complement the variegated shades of King Cole Drifter Chunky, so the two can be used together to add endless creative touches to your knitting.

Stylecraft
Special XL Tweed

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Stylecraft expanded their much-loved Special XL yarns collection this month, with the release of Special XL Tweed!

This exciting new yarn has all the fun and super chunky characteristics of its cousin, Special XL, but with a quirky twist... The addition of a viscose nepp brings a fabulous tweed effect, giving an eye-catching look to chunky garments and accessories.

And with a palette of eight bright and energetic shades to choose from, this machine-washable yarn is as eye-catching as it is versatile! 


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Rico Fashion Modern Tweed Aran

Sirdar Saltaire Aran

King Cole Bramble DK

Rico
Fashion Modern Tweed Aran

New from Rico, Fashion Modern Tweed Aran is a tweed-effect yarn that is just begging to be knitted up into a cosy jumper for autumn!

Spun from a blend of wool, viscose and polyamide, this versatile yarn is both warm and strong, with a rustic finish. Perfect for colourwork and textured stitches, we love this versatile yarn's palette of 10 natural shades that work together beautifully. A must-have for your yarn stash!

Sirdar
Saltaire

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Also new from Sirdar this month, Saltaire is an exquisite aran weight yarn with a stunningly elegant shade palette.

Spun from a blend of alpaca, nylon and acrylic, this gentle yarn knits into a beautifully-soft fabric with a luxurious drape. A pleasure to knit with, Saltaire slides gently over needles while the soft natural alpaca fibres allow the stitches to plump out, giving an all-over evenness and slight haze to your finished fabric. Ideal for subtle stitch details and softly-structured shapes you’ll want to wear for forever!

King Cole
Bramble DK

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King Cole have gone back to nature this month with the release of Bramble DK - a new variegated yarn that is sure to keep the taste of summer lingering just a little longer.

Inspired by hues from nature, this 100% acrylic DK yarn is available in six vibrant colour mixes that self stripe as they are knitted up. With a smooth, strong finish, Bramble DK is great for both knitting and crochet, so the project possibilities are endless!

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Queensland Dungarees

WYS Wild Shetland Aran Roving

WYS Christmas Sock Yarns

Queensland Collection
Dungarees

If you follow our social media updates, you may have spotted that we LOVE wearing dungarees! So you can imagine how excited we are to now stock Dungarees from Queensland Collection - a DK weight yarn that's spun from recycled jeans!

This 95% cotton yarn is produced by spinning the fibres from used denim cuts into yarn. Better still no new chemical dyes are used in the production process, making Dungarees even more eco-friendly!

WYS Wild Shetland Aran Roving
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The ever-changing colours of the Shetland Islands' rugged wilderness are the inspiration for Wild Shetland Aran Roving - new from West Yorkshire Spinners.

Each shade of this roving yarn has been lovingly blended to reflect the dramatic landscapes and natural tones of this unique and breath-taking location. This beautiful, rustic yarn is made from 100% Shetland wool - world-renowned for its fineness, warmth and strength - making it perfect for warm garments and accessories.

WYS Christmas Sock Yarns
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What's even more exciting than a new festive sock yarn? A new festive sock yarn with some sparkle!

'Silent Night' and 'Fairy Lights Sparkle' are the latest additions to West Yorkshire Spinners' much-loved Signature 4 Ply sock yarn range. With a subtle touch of festive sparkle in each yarn, these beauties are sure to add some sparkly joy to your Christmas sock knitting!

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New Fabric

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

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Liberty Fabrics - Flower Show Winter .............

Craft Cotton Co - Peter Rabbit in London

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Makower - Clara's Garden

Liberty Fabrics -
Flower Show Winter

Liberty have delved into their iconic archive to bring together some of their quintessential 1930s floral prints, reimagined in this beautiful collection.

Traditionally screen-printed onto soft Lasenby cotton, Flower Show Winter is inspired by British flower shows and uses a palette of rich, warm colours.

Craft Cotton Co -
Peter Rabbit in London

Join Peter Rabbit on a trip in London in this instantly-classic new collection from Craft Cotton Co!

These beautiful illustrations feature Peter and recognisable landmarks such as the London Eye and Tower Bridge, along with London buses and Buckingham Palace guards.

Makower -
Clara's Garden

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New from Makower, Clara's Garden is an absolutely charming collection of gardening and botanical designs.

These lovely prints include coordinating animal prints in soft greys and blues.

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Needlecraft

We have an exciting new needlecraft brand to show you this month!

Cotton Clara create fabulously modern embroidery and cross stitch kits with a truly unique style. From banners to jewellery, Cotton Clara's kits provide the perfect way to add some hand-stitched joy to your home. Plus they're ideal gifts for a craft lover! We now have a range of Cotton Clara kits now in stock, including the fab kits below:

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Cotton Clara - 'Be Kind' Tasseled Wooden Banner - Red (Cross Stitch Kit) ............. Cotton Clara - Rainbow Necklace - White Acrylic (Embroidery Kit) ............. Cotton Clara - 'Hello' Mini Wooden Banner - Mustard (Embroidery Kit)

Cotton Clara 'Be Kind' Tasselled Wooden Banners

Cotton Clara Rainbow Necklace Embroidery Kits

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Cotton Clara 'Hello' Mini Wooden Banners

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Other New Products

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The Attic24 Aria Blanket Pack

The Attic24 Aria BlanketLucy from the much-loved Attic24 crochet blog has done it again! The Aria Blanket is Lucy's latest crocheted blanket design, and is bursting with her trademark colourful style! Made using Stylecraft Special DK, the Aria Blanket is comprised of crocheted square motifs, joined together to create a stunning blanket with a gloriously uplifting colour palette. The word aria means "air" in Italian, and Lucy designed this blanket to capture the joyful feeling of early summer when the air is warm, the days are long and outdoor living can be enjoyed to the full.

We're so excited that exclusive Attic24 Aria Blanket Packs are now available in our Attic24 Shop! The packs include the 15 shades of Stylecraft Special DK needed to make the blanket, along with a detailed printed pattern. Take a look!

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Yarn Packs for the Scheepjes 2020 Crochet-Along

This month saw the launch of Scheepjes' much-anticipated stunning 2020 Crochet-Along (CAL) - the Blanket d'Histoire Naturelle CAL, designed by Scheepjes blogger Christina Hadderingh.

This CAL will guide you through making your own beautiful blanket, inspired by the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. Christina has created four different colourways for the blanket, each drawing inspiration from the museum's four departments: Herbarium, Mineralogy, Conchology and Entomology. Each colourway in available in two different yarn options, and yarn packs for all options are available to buy on our website! The first part of the CAL was released for free on the Scheepjes website on 23rd September, so why not choose a colourway a join the fun?!

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The Herbarium Colourway
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The Conchology Colourway
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The Entomology Colourway
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The Mineralogy Colourway
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Rowan Magazine 68

Rowan Magazine 68And finally, in case you missed it, September also saw the arrival of the first part of Rowan's Autumn/Winter 2020 launch - including the 68th Rowan magazine!

Rowan Magazine 68 is packed full of fabulous knit and crochet designs for women from some of Rowan's best-loved designers. Beautifully presented in Rowan's trademark style, this lovely collection is brimming full of ideas and inspiration for the new season.

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