Welcome to our July newsletter

We have lots to keep you entertained in this issue.  Do keep an eye on our Facebook page towards the end of the month for our special Zing needles giveaway.

Don't forget to keep an eye on our Facebook,  Twitter  and Ravelry group to stay in touch with our latest news and giveaways.

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Summer Holiday Projects


The  summer holiday season is upon us and many of you will be packing your bags ready for travel. It's always a real dilemma trying to decide which knitting or crochet projects to pack so we thought we would recommend some patterns for you. 


Modular blankets are a great option because the components are very portable - we love the Babette blanket by Interweave.  Socks are always a good option to tuck in to your beach bag and a shawl is easy to fit into your case.


If you have any great travel patterns do let us know.


You can check out more holiday patterns on our special Pinterest board.

Laminaria by Elizabeth Freeman

Babette Blanket by Kathy Merrick

Hedera by Cookie A

Product focus  

We know how excited many of you are about the launch of our fantastic new range, Zing so we thought we would give you the chance to look at the needles close up.

Zing needles are incredibly smooth both at the tip and the join with a satin finish. Because they are so superbly manufactured you will be able to knit faster and more accurately.

The needle size is printed on using a laser for longevity as well as each size having its own designated colour.

We also have sets of straight and double pointed needles that come in these lovely clutches.

Up, Down, All-Around


As knitters and crocheters our shelves are groaning with wonderful books of patterns  and projects. Recently the book we keep going back to for inspiration is Wendy Bernard's Up, Down, All-Around stitch dictionary, which is full of interesting ideas for your knitting.


The book is divided into groups of stitches such as textured and eyelet stitches, cables and lace. There is even a section on hems and edgings. The squares are very clearly photographed and there are some great projects to try out.


But what is really interesting about this stitch dictionary is that the instructions cover not just back and forth knitting but how to reproduce the swatch in the round and some even from the top down. There is so much to explore in Wendy's book including some stitch combinations we haven't seen anywhere else before.  


We know you will grow to love this book as much as we do. 




Monthly Giveaway
Congratulations to JenLyn who has won the Waves crochet hooks. We have already emailed you.
This month we have a Comby Interchangeable Sampler set for you to win.  Good luck!