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Great Ideas: The Humble Hap

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Great Ideas: The Humble Hap

Haps are a particularly warm and simple shawl, usually associated with the Shetland Islands. The word Hap itself is simply Scottish for shawl or wrap. While fine lace shawls are also associated with the Shetland Islands, it is the humble Hap that I think of most often when I think of Shetland shawls. Traditionally, Haps were knitted with a construction technique that began with a central square, usually knitted back and forth. From there, a border was knitted in the round, encompassing the middle square. This method of construction is still associated with most Shetland lace shawls and the more...

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Free Patterns: Candy Stripe Mitts

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Free Patterns: Candy Stripe Mitts

Looking for a quick, pretty project to make that will keep you warm and also look gorgeous? Try our FREE pattern for Candy Stripe Mitts!  Candy Stripe Mitts are made from Eden Cottage's Askham, a beautifully soft mix of baby alpaca and silk. Askham feels like it's made from little clouds of softness, and these mitts show off the gorgeous, saturated colors while surrounding your hands in warm, light squish! The pattern is easy, if you've done any color work before. You'll have enough yarn leftover to make a second pair in contrasting colors. Download it today and have fun!

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Great Ideas: Patterns for Eden Cottage Yarns

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Great Ideas: Patterns for Eden Cottage Yarns

We've recently expanded our selection of gorgeous Eden Cottage Yarns from the UK. Eden Cottage's yarns are essentially the work of one person, Victoria, who hand-dyes and designs multiple gorgeous lines of yarns made primarily from British wools and alpaca. Our Eden Cottage lines are mill-dyed for rich, consistent color, and are a great value.  Eden Cottage's yarns:  Whitfell DK is a 100% baby alpaca yarn that comes in 8 colors (Charcoal is arriving directly from the factory asap!). This yarn is ridiculously soft, like all alpaca yarns, with a firm twist that will keep the alpaca from being too...

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Great News from Fairlight Fibers!

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Great News from Fairlight Fibers!

I am so excited to announce a major line/color expansion for our shop in the upcoming months! It's so much fun to showcase the work of artisans and local suppliers. We just can't wait to bring you more! Up first, here's a list of what we will be adding from our existing suppliers: Blacker Yarns (expansion coming in the next 2-3 weeks) Swan 4-Ply, a soft merino fingering weight yarn. Tamar Lustre 4-Ply, perfect for lace shawls! Lyonesse, a mix of Falkland Islands merino/corriedale wool and linen. Westcountry Tweed DK, a slightly-felted tweed mix of local wools. Mohair Blend 4-Ply, which blends Hebridean...

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