Posts Tagged ‘100% pure new wool’

Merino, BFL, silk fibres

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

 

Fibres

Fibres

drop spindle

drop spindle

All arrived today.  Loads and loads of colours to choose from – all ideal for spinning and felting

Fine Fish AND Jamieson’s of Shetland

Monday, April 18th, 2016

It’s been a very busy week here with two new and very significant arrivals.

Firstly a consignment of hand dyed 75/25 Merino/Nylon sockyarn from Fine Fish Yarns – absolutely delightful colours bound up in 50g pocket skeins.  Ideal for gifts.

Fine Fish Yarns

Then a day later, a huge consignment of Spindrift arrived from Jamieson’s of Shetland.  68 colours ……..  Perfect for fairisle and all kinds of colour work.

Shetland Spindrift is a native wool grown in Shetland, uniquely spun in Sandness. This colour range is born from the natural shades of fleece grown by the unique breed of Shetland sheep. The names come from the strong dialect. Shetland yarn has a low carbon footprint as the fleeces are bought from local crofters and travel no more than 80 miles from source to the mill where all the processes are carried out under the same roof.
Shetland Spindrift is a 2ply jumper weight yarn equivalent to 4ply. This yarn is traditionally used for Fair Isle knitting and comes in stunning contemporary colours.

Perfect for sweaters, hats, mittens, tea cosies, scarves etc

 

 

Spindrift

Spindrift

Spindrift

Spindrift

Jamison's of Shetland

 

Andrew’s Latvian Garden

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Andrew’s Baby Blanket Latvian Garden

This is a free pattern on Ravelry by Pinneguri.  Andrew is using Schoppel Wolle Zauberball 100, and Schoppel Wolle Admiral 4 ply.  The result is spectacular.  Can’t wait to see it blocked.

 

Andrews Latvian Garden

Andrews Latvian Garden

 

Andrews Latvian Garden

Andrews Latvian Garden

Studio Donegal

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

 

Studio Donegal DWSC

Studio Donegal DWSC

Big delivery of Studio Donegal arrived today including some new colours in the DWSC range

Schoppel Cashmere Queen

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Cashmere Queen

Cashmere Queen

Lots of this was bought even while we were unpacking it!

These are the strangest looking balls of yarn ever.  Schoppel Cashmere Queen is made up of a blend of cashmere, silk, and wool combined in a single ply yarn with no twist.  This is due to Schoppel Wolle having a patented technique that just slightly fulls or felts the yarn, creating a single ply, made up of the blended fibres, that resists the normal pilling associated with it.  It also enhances stitch definition.

It blooms when you knit it.  Then when you wash it, it blooms even more making the halo more pronounced.

It comes in some very beautiful colours and, with a very generous 140m in a 50g ball, there is plenty for a super soft hat or pair of mittens.

 

Smudge Yarns

Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Smudge Merino laceweight

Smudge Merino laceweight

Stocks of Smudge hand dyed merino laceweight yarn replenished today!  More to come in the next fortnight.

 

Hand felted parrots

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Hand felted birds

Hand felted birds

These little critters were made by Niki Collier and students today in class.  They are intended for a mobile eventually

 

 

 

 

 

President Michael “T” Higgins Tea Cosy

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

 

Michael "T" Higgins knitted tea cosy

Michael "T" Higgins knitted tea cosy

This little guy was designed and made by Veronica Costello who very kindly lent it to us for the duration of our Tea Cosy Competition.  Veronica gave one to the President and apparently he loves it!

You could visit him and, at the same time, come and view the over 60 tea / caffetiere / mug cosies which were entered.  They were knitted, crocheted, felted, sewn and the imagination and craftsmanship exhibited is astounding!  We would love it if you would vote for your favourite – we have voting cards here in the shop.  All the proceeds of the competition go to St Brigid’s NS.

 

 

Felt Birds with Niki

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Felt Birds

Felt Birds

Come and make some adorable little felt birds …..

Venue:   The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis St, Dublin 8

Date:      Tuesday, 5 Feb

Time:      10.30 to 12.30

Cost:       Euro 30 to include all materials

To enrol, contact Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or info@theconstantknitter.ie

 

Venue:  The

 

Felted slippers made at The Constant Knitter today

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Felted slippers

Felted slippers


Niki and her students made these beautiful and practical slippers today