Let me show you my stash

A few months back I posted that I’d made a start on knitting Beatnik, well I’m still going with it but I’d like to share some hanks of yarn that make up my knitting stash.

Whenever I go somewhere I try and pick up a few balls of local yarns, particularly if they’re from breeds of unusual sheep or have pretty colourways. The yarns here are all from Finland, unfortunately since I sometimes have that impulse buy instinct when it comes to yarn I haven’t quite found the right patterns for these yet. I’d love to read your suggestions for me if you know any great patterns.
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Latest stockist – The Knit Studio

The Knit Studio is one of Newcastle’s newest knitting shops based in the historic Blackfriars Priory which was originally constructed in the 13th century. If you’ve never been there you can find it sandwiched between ‘The Gate’ complex and Chinatown.

Anne Makepeace runs the shop and it stocks some unique yarns such as Colinette, Adriafil and Regia. You can also find a large selection of British yarns, its great to see beautiful local yarns in some fabulous colourways.
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Latest stockist – Jane Crowfoot

Recently I completed my first wholesale order for Jane Crowfoot, she’s currently selling some of my yarn bowls which is one of the reasons why I don’t currently have any in stock!

Jane studied textile design at Winchester School of Art specialising in knitting and has since worked alongside Rowan yarns and Debbie Bliss. She currently works as a mobile consultant and tutor giving knitting and crochet workshops.


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