(Chunky in ‘You Shall be Queen‘, ‘Shining Gold‘ and ‘Ribbon‘)
The lovely Jo from Darn it and Stitch, in Oxford asked me if I would expand into a chunky yarn in time for Christmas, and of course there was only one answer – YES!
Since then I’ve been beavering away, picking yarn, dyeing it up and playing nicely knitting up said yarn to see how far it goes (it goes just far enough. 🙂
Tomorrow, the first batch it going to the shop (where I expect to buy at least a couple more buttons and a piece of ribbon or two for FB and his slowly growing button box.)
The Yarn is British Bluefaced Leicester plied with a cotton thread. It’s slubby and squishy and soft and knits up like lightening on 10mm needles (which Jo stocks as straight pins and double ended needles).
There are approximately 100m per 100g (for £14), and a single skein is enough for a cowl, or hat or chunky mitts. Perfect for that last minute knitted Christmas gift, or that evening when you’re sick of knitting for everyone else and just want to whip up something warm for yourself.
Two skeins would knit up well into a snuggly cushion and 3 or 4 skeins would make an amazing baby blanket (this is on my list even though I’m half way through no3’s baby blanket already.)
Next week (all being well) there will be blues, and greens and purples to add to the collection! Cue a week of busy dyeing! 🙂
Currently this yarn is exclusive to Darn it and Stitch and won’t be stocked in my online shop.
Next week I’ll show you the rest of the colours and the cowl that I knit up so you can see the yarn in action.