handmade in the UK :
luscious lace + artisan yarns by Emily Wessel
Travel sketches + unique knits: Handmade in the UK contains 10 pretty lace designs inspired by the historic cities and picturesque landscapes of this island nation. With adorable seamless sweaters, socks, a blanket and beautiful accessories sized from 0-6 months up to ladies 4XL, this collection has enticing projects for lace lovers and newbies alike.
This special collection features exquisite yarns made here in the UK by independant dyers and small-scale producers. Creating the collection gave me a chance to get to know these artisans and work with other small business women (and men). Knitting with hand-dyed and locally made yarns is an immense pleasure, and it makes your projects very unique. I recommend that you check out the dyers featured in this collection, and also support artisans local to you!
How to buy: Each pattern is available for individual purchase, or you buy the ebook containing all 10 patterns for $16. Click the thumbnails for pattern information and tutorials.
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It's fabulous: Upon payment, you will recieve the downloadable ebook immediately so you can get started knitting! Your print book will ship in 1-2 business days.
The Dyers ::: interviews and personal perspectives on these amazing artisan companies (more coming soon)
Juno Fibre Arts | Skein Queen | Old Maiden Aunt | Shilasdair | The Uncommon Thread | Orkney Angora | Jamieson & Smith
The Yarns :::
A ::: Skein Queen Voluptuous ::: 560 yds / 200 g; 80% British Exmoor Blue, 20% Organic Merino; persimmon
B ::: Orkney Angora Aurora ::: 440 yds / 50 g; 70% Angora / 30% Lambswool; scarlet
C ::: Old Maiden Aunt 100% Superwash BFL 4ply ::: 400 yds / 100 g; 100% superwash BFL wool; buttermint
D ::: Juno Fibre Arts Belle ::: 435 yds / 100 g; 70% UK alpaca, 30% Bluefaced Leicester; golden
E ::: Jamieson & Smith Jumper Weight ::: 129 yds / 25 g; 100% real shetland wool; 23
F ::: Old Maiden Aunt 100% Superwash Merino 4ply ::: 400 yds / 100 g; 100% merino wool; jaded
G ::: Skein Queen Opulent Cashmere ::: 100 yds / 50 g; 100% wool; persimmon
H ::: Juno Fibre Arts Alice Lace ::: 875 yds / 100 g; 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; duck egg
I ::: The Uncommon Thread Sumptuous DK ::: 250 yds / 100 g; 40% superfine alpaca, 40% merino wool, 20% silk; breath
J ::: Shilasdair Luxury DK ::: 330 yds / 100 g; 40% angora, 40% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% baby camel; fleece cloud