Monthly Archives: September 2013

Louisa Harding Akiko..

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The new Louisa Harding Akiko yarn has just arrived and I just had to write and tell you about it! Akiko is a gorgeous Aran weight yarn, a blend of 70% Merino and 30% Baby Alpaca, it has a lovely loose twist and a subtle marl. The colour palate is divine and I just want to knit them all!

Akiko is a very similar yarn to Thistle which was discontinued in 2012 and will knit to the same tension therefore making it suitable to knit all those lovely designs from the book Little Cake! For those of you who don’t have a copy of the now out of print Little Cake, don’t worry, Louisa has taken care of it and produced a booklet called Daisy Lea which has the best of the designs from Little Cake.

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Akiko also has it’s own new pattern booklet, named after the yarn and so also called Akiko. The designs are stunning, some are very much the trademark Louisa Harding lace work borders but there are a few that move away from this and I really do quite like them!

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And now you are smitten by the designs, have a look at these gorgeous colours!

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Christmas Knitting….!!

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Is it too soon to mention Christmas?

When it comes to knitting it’s never too soon! We can knit Christmas presents all year round but it seems to be once the schools have gone back that we pick up the project bags. This year, I have far to many suggestions to fit into a blog post but I’ll certainly suggest a few ideas! There are hundreds of new products landing at our door at the moment and gradually I’m getting them on to the website, so keep checking back to see what’s new! Whether it be a Christmas present to knit or a Christmas present for a knitter, we have it all!

Starting with the Debbie Bliss A/W 2013 Magazine, there are is a lovely little purse and pencil case, both knitted in Debbie Bliss Rialto DK, they come with full instructions for lining too so you can give them an extra professional finish!

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Also in the Debbie Bliss Magazine are some gorgeous little hand warmers and leg warmers, both knitted in the Rialto Prints DK, giving you the stripes without the effort!

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If you want to liven up the living room with a little Christmassy knitting take a look at these beauty’s, knitted in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, also in the Debbie Bliss Magazine!

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And if you want to dress up the little ones or the family pet there’s these! Also knitted in Baby Cashmerino..

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To see more patterns featured in the Debbie Bliss Magazine, click here to visit our website

Moving on from the Debbie Bliss Magazine, the new Noro ‘What can I Knit Tonight’ booklet has some fantastic little projects, from teacozys to hats and mitts. Take a peek at these…

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And finally, for those cold chilly evenings that you need to snuggle into a nice chunky Alpaca and Merino sweater, the new Debbie Bliss Winter Brights booklet has just the thing…

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