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  1. Sock Yarns Old and New

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    A couple of years ago we had a very special sock yarn spun for us. Using a blend of BFL and mohair allowed us to have a hard wearing yarn which didn't contain any nylon. It was great stuff. As we reached the end of the batch we needed to decide if we wanted to get another batch spun. It was a tough call because we loved this yarn, but we didn't want to have so many custom spun yarns which mean buying a minimum of 100kg of a base - and then juggling with mill production schedules.

    BM100 gunmetal

    This yarns isn't just good for socks - it's hard wearing enough for any garment, and the fibres give it a lovely shine. It would make a great sweater or shawl.

    So why are we telling you about a yarn that's discontinued? When we decided not to order a new batch from the mill I put some of our remining stock to one side as it works beautifully through my standard gauge knitting machine. There have been a steady stream of emails asking if we have any more of this base, and we've decided to add all of the remaining skeins to the shop with 10% off their original price. 

    BM50 turquoise

    There are both 50g and 100g skeins available, so if you'd like some smaller skeins for colurwork this would be a great option.

    The yarns will be in the shop at 1900 UK time on Thursday 18th June. You'll find them in the NEW section until the next update then they'll transfer to the Last Chance section.

    We've also added a few moe colours in our new BFL nylon base. This is perfect for socks, and also works well in garments and accessories. It would be a good choice for baby clothes too as it's superwash treated so can be machine washed.

    We've added three colours.

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    These yarns will be in the NEW section from 1900 on the 18th of June, then when we next update the shop you'll find them with the rest of the BFL Nylon.

  2. Moonbroch Rainbows - Hand dyed Kid Mohair and Silk

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    The second part of this weeks shop update is dyed on our gorgeous Moonbroch base.

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    moonbroch Darkened Rainbow kid mohair silk haze hand dyed yarn indie uk yor

    moonbroch Faded Rainbow kid mohair silk haze hand dyed yarn indie uk yorksh

    moonbroch Misty Rainbow kid mohair silk haze hand dyed yarn indie uk yorksh

    moonbroch Rainbows and Black Clouds kid mohair silk haze hand dyed yarn ind

    moonbroch Rainbows and Blue Skies kid mohair silk haze hand dyed yarn indie

    moonbroch Rainbows and Pink Skies kid mohair silk haze hand dyed yarn indie

    moonbroch Rainbows and Purple Skies kid mohair silk haze hand dyed yarn ind

    moonbroch ultimate rainbow kid mohair silk haze hand dyed yarn indie uk yor

    The only time we've offered multicoloured yarns on this base was as part of Operation Social Justice Warrior. So it seems right that this time round these yarns will help raise money for Stonewall UK and BLMUK. We're going to donate 50% of the proceeds from these yarns to charity. We're going to split that money equally between Stonewall UK and BLMUK (Black Lives Matter UK) 

    We've chosen to donate to the UK arm of both charities as both racism and homophobia are still rife in the UK. It's not a problem that only exists elsewhere. 

    Donating 50% of the proceeds from each sale means we cover the cost of materials,  tax and VAT and contribute to studio costs. That means we can continue to support charities on an ongoing basis.

    If you'd like to support the charities directly the links are

    BLMUK

    Stonewall UK

    These yarns will be in the shop at 1900 on Thursday 18th June, so if you're browsing before then you won't see them. Make sure you never miss an update by signing up for our newsletter.

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