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  1. Yarn Substitution - Moonbroch Linen Stitch Cowl

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    When we added Moonbroch to our yarn range we thought it might work well as a substitute for 4ply or fingering in some patterns. That might seem a little strange as a fluffy laceweight yarn and a smooth 4ply don’t seem to have all that much in common.

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    The fluffy fuzzy halo of mohair which surrounds the silk core is the thing that makes this substitution work. That fluff helps to hold space, and that gives the fabric a gorgeous structure.

    moonbroch Rainbow kid mohair silk linen stitch knitted cowl 1

    moonbroch Rainbow kid mohair silk linen stitch knitted cowl 4

    When we knew we were adding muticolours back to the range we wanted to do something to show these off, and we turned to the Double Rainbow Linen Stitch Cowl.

    moonbroch Rainbow kid mohair silk linen stitch knitted cowl 2

    moonbroch Rainbow kid mohair silk linen stitch knitted cowl 5

    Using a multi-coloured yarn with dark, almost black sections and a black contrast yarn (BFL, silk and alpaca) allows the rainbow sections to really pop.

    moonbroch Rainbow kid mohair silk linen stitch knitted cowl 3

    moonbroch Rainbow kid mohair silk linen stitch knitted cowl 6

    This would also be stunning with a paler contrast colour – so where you see black between the bands of rainbow you’d see the black in the Moonbroch yarn.

    moonbroch Rainbow kid mohair silk linen stitch knitted cowl 7

     

    You can find this pattern in Knit The Rainbow, and it's also available as a single pattern from Ravelry.

  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.

    moonbroch Rainbow Skies kid mohair silk fluffy hand dyed yarn indie uk york

    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.

    moonbroch dark rainbow mini skein set kid mohair silk fluffy hand dyed yar