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West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab Yarn Review

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West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab Yarn Review

Sometimes you just knit a yarn and go oh wow and that's the reaction I had to the West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab. We've had in the shop for a while now and hadn't quite got round to trying it out but with a fair isle workshop coming up I needed to knit up a sample and Colour Lab it was. For those of you not familiar with the yarn West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab is a 100% British Wool double knit yarn. It's available in a range of vibrant colours as well as some self striping colour ways as...

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Baby Yarn, Baby Yarn but which is the best for baby knitting

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Baby Yarn, Baby Yarn but which is the best for baby knitting

About 75% of the customers that walk into our shop are looking for baby yarn which is why we have such a huge dazzling range. I often get asked which is the best yarn to knit with, so I'm going to give you a run down of the very best of what we stock. Don't get me wrong all the baby yarns we stock are good to knit with, it wouldn't be in the shop otherwise but these are the ones I would recommend personally. My absolute favourites and a lot of customers agree are Rico Baby So Soft DK and...

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It's finished West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft

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It's finished West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft

Yoke sweaters are hugely popular at the moment and when I saw this yoke cardigan in the brand new West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft book I knew I had to knit it. Now that was several months ago as been an LYS owner and chief buyer for our shop I get to see the new yarns and patterns months before they even arrive in the shop. It's a hard job trying to pick out which yarns we are going to stock especially when I have reps coming out of my ears desperate for us to stock there yarns. With West...

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Looking for an Aran Yarn?

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Looking for an Aran Yarn?

Aran yarn is always popular in the winter months and we stock several different brands and I'm often asked by customers in the shop which yarn would I recommend? Well I have to say my current favorite is a yarn that was new to the shop this autumn and it's proving that popular we are having problems keeping it on the shelf! Go on I will tell you it's Rico Creative Soft Wool Aran, as many of you know I'm huge fan of Rico yarns but this time Mr Rico (aka Michael) and the team in Germany have gone above...

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