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Hurray !!! You are thinking of joining us for the 3rd official iKnit7 Knit A Long We are thrilled to be working with extraordinary hand knit designer Suzanne Summer. Suzanne goes by the name of @SOSUKNITS Make sure you start following her and check out her other gorgeous designs
If you have already signed up and bought your KAL entry ticket, thank you You should have received a special brochure produced by Suzanne herself to get you ready for the KAL. The brochure contains all the information you need and a fantastic chart to help you figure out how much yarn you will need. The KAL starts on the 25th March, so you have plenty of time to choose and buy your yarn to knit this gorgeous sweater.
We are always here to help you with your yarn choices, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need help.
Below you will see 8 yarns we have highlighted which we feel will make an excellent Side by Side Sweater.
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Inspired by rugged rocky coastlines, Acadia is a rustic blend of fine Merino wool (providing warmth) and baby alpaca and silk noil (adding drape and lustre as well as an interesting knobbly texture). The heathered appearance of this DK weight yarn is achieved from a kettle dyeing process that creates the subtle duotones for which The Fibre Co. has become known.
Your Acadia Side by Side Sweater will be ideal for your Spring WardrobeAcadia
The beautiful shades depict the depth and captivating colours of the countryside that surround us here in the heart of Yorkshire.From the luscious green rolling hills of the Pennine Way to the rugged, brooding beautyof the natural limestone rocks at Malham Cove, the essence of Yorkshire is spun into every ball. This yarn really is one of the finest in Britain – wool at its purest and a superb example of the incredible quality of British fleece…BFL DK
Inspired by the breath-taking scenery of Ireland, Arranmore Light yarn is spun in a mill that traces its roots to the homespun tweed industry of 19th century County Donegal. This DK-weight yarn blends cashmere and silk with fine Merino wool to create an authentic tweed yarn in a colour palette reminiscent of the wild Irish coastlands for makers who appreciate the best of luxury and tradition.Arranmore Light
The Malabrigo Arroyo is the perfect choice for the Side by Side if you’re looking to add some colour to your wardrobe. A soft and sturdy plied sport-weight, Arroyo has quickly become a favourite among knitters! It’s perfect for those everyday lightweight (but warm) garments, and the superwash wool means it’s easy to take care of.Arroyo
The Fibre Co.’s first brushed yarn is made in a mill in Southern Peru, home of the alpaca. Cirro is a sport weight yarn combining long lustrous Suri alpaca with Merino wool, and then wrapping this fluffy fibre around an organic cotton thread to make a light and airy yarn perfectly balanced for body and drape. Cirro creates a delightfully soft haloed fabric that is light as a feather and easily worn next to the skinCirro
We love playing with different colours and textures.
We found a perfect blend using Isager Yarns with Jaunty
Yarn hand dyed Lace.
For the main colour we used a strand of :-
ISAGER Trio Linen
ISAGER Mohair Silk
ISAGER Alpaca One
For the contrast colour we used a strand of:-
Jauntry Yarn Lace
ISAGER Mohair Silk
ISAGER Trio LinenIsager and Jaunty Lace
Hand Spun 100% Natural Wool. We love how local this yarn is to us. This 50/50 Gotland/Charolais wool is the perfect DK. The wool comes in 50g balls and has an approximate length of 175m/190yds. We recommend 4mm needles.
The yarn is breed, sheared and balled 5 miles from the shop. It has a beautiful lustre!!Gotland Blend
Cashmere at its finest. We love Yantelier Gilli DK. It is beautiful and soft with a tweed effect. Cashmere Gilli is truly unique, a bespoke twisted 100% Cashmere yarn, especially made for Yarntelier by a specialist doubling company established in 1872. The colour palette of 12 shades features subtle marl mixes.Gilli DK