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A&P BFL Masham 4 ply

£19.00£23.00

A&P BFL Masham 4 ply

£19.00£23.00

White Blue Faced Leicester wool blended with brown Masham to give a soft,  4 ply weight, slightly heathered yarn that is then hand dyed.  Sourced from the UK and spun in Yorkshire this rustic yarn knits up in to a light and lofty fabric that is soft enough to be worn next to the skin.

If you like a colour but there’s not enough in stock please contact us here for dye to order.

Ball weight and length – 400 m./approx 100g
Fibre – 75% British BFL, 25% British Masham
Washing – Hand wash only using a mild detergent.  This yarn is not super wash treated and will felt.

Ainsworth & Prin yarn is hand dyed in small batches.  We try to achieve consistent colours but each skein is unique so when using more than one skein of a colour in a project we really recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows.

A&P Christmas Cast On Box

£41.00£45.00

A&P Christmas Cast On Box

£41.00£45.00

This year we’ve decided on a Christmas Cast-On Box, a treat for yourself or to give as a gift.  We love this evocative Christmas image by Arthur Rackham, one of the greatest of British illustrators.  We think it as a rather benign Scrooge, in his friendliest mood, after the visit of all three ghosts!

The box will contain your choice of a 100g skein of Classic Sock or Merino Silk Single with two coordinating 20g skeins based on the inspirational image.  Generous enough for an accessory to cast on and finish at a gentle pace over the Christmas holidays. It will also include the inspirational postcard and a couple of seasonal treats to enjoy.

There is the choice of two yarn bases, either our Classic Sock, marvellous for all sorts of knitting or crochet, or our luxurious Merino & Silk Single for some very indulgent winter projects.

You will receive
1 x 100g on your chosen base with 2 x 20g minis in the same base.
Plus a few extra surprises.

Please don’t order anything else at the same time as the box as they will all be posted together in November.

Postage: This is a pre-order. International orders will be posted tracked and or signed for (depending on country) in early November. UK orders will be posted tracked and signed for in late November.

Bases available:
Classic Sock
: 100g/365m, 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon.
Washing – Machine washable on a gentle wool cycle using a mild detergent or hand wash.

Merino & Silk Single – 100g./400 m., 70% Superwash Merino, 30% Silk
Washing – Hand wash only using a gentle detergent.

 

A&P Classic Sock

£20.00

A hand dyed 2 ply, fingering weight merino and nylon blend for beautifully soft and durable socks, hats and other accessories.  This plump little yarn gives great stitch definition and takes up the colour brilliantly.  From non mulesed merino.

If you like a colour but there’s not enough in stock please contact us here for dye to order.

Ball weight and length – 100g./365 m.
Fibre – 80% super wash merino, 20% nylon
Washing – Machine washable on a gentle wool cycle using a mild detergent or hand wash.

Ainsworth & Prin yarn is hand dyed in small batches.  We try to achieve consistent colours but each skein is unique so when using more than one skein of a colour in a project we really recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows.

A&P Classic Sock Sale

Original price was: £20.00.Current price is: £12.00.

A&P Classic Sock Sale

Original price was: £20.00.Current price is: £12.00.

A hand dyed 2 ply, fingering weight merino and nylon blend for beautifully soft and durable socks, hats and other accessories.  This plump little yarn gives great stitch definition and takes up the colour brilliantly.  From non mulesed merino.

If there are two listings for the same colour they are different dye batches

Ball weight and length – 100g./365 m.
Fibre – 80% super wash merino, 20% nylon
Washing – Machine washable on a gentle wool cycle using a mild detergent or hand wash.

Ainsworth & Prin yarn is hand dyed in small batches.  We try to achieve consistent colours but each skein is unique so when using more than one skein of a colour in a project we really recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows.

 

A&P Club Box

£32.00£35.00

A&P Club Box

£32.00£35.00

We are looking forward to all the possibilities of Summer with our May Club Box, inspired by this beautiful romantic image by Heather Barnes.  Early summer for us is full of wildly unrealistic plans for our gardens and the idea of relaxed, scented summer evenings. The reality is usually a constant battle with weeds and watering, we can but dream!

This months Knitting Shed Club Box includes your choice of a 100g skein of Classic Sock or Merino & Silk Single and a vintage inspired craft project. Remember to keep the card enclosed with the box for the links to the pdfs.

Bases available:
Classic Sock
: 100g/365m, 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon.
Washing – Machine washable on a gentle wool cycle using a mild detergent or hand wash.

Merino & Silk Single: 100g./400 m, 70% Superwash Merino, 30% Silk
Washing – Hand wash only using a gentle detergent.

Postal date: 5th June Items ordered at the same time as the Club Box will be posted with the box on the 5th June.

The gallery pictures show previous single box contents and the two of the bases together so that you can see how the yarns take the dyes. There’s also a blog post about the first one here

A&P Flax

£20.00

A&P Flax

£20.00

A single ply yarn in merino and linen hand dyed by us in small batches.  The yarn is incredibly soft with strands of un-dyed linen which resists the acid dye and give a light tweedy look. A fantastic choice for garments and accessories.

Ball weight and length – 100g./366 m.
Fibre – 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Linen
Washing – Hand wash only using a gentle detergent.

Ainsworth & Prin yarn is hand dyed in small batches.  We try to achieve consistent colours but each skein is unique so when using more than one skein of a colour in a project we really recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows.

If you like a colour but there’s not enough in stock please contact us here for dye to order.

 

A&P Lineage Sock Set

£26.00

Hand-dyed sock sets: a full skein of sock yarn with two complementary mini skeins for stripes, heels, toes or what ever else takes your fancy.

Classic Sock – 100g./365 m. + 2 x 20g/73m
Fibre – 80% super wash merino, 20% nylon
Washing – Machine washable on a gentle wool cycle using a mild detergent or hand wash.

A&P Merino & Mohair Sock

£20.00

A hand dyed four ply, fingering weight merino, kid mohair and nylon blend for beautifully soft and durable socks, hats and other accessories.  This kid mohair gives the yarn a slight halo but the four tightly twisted plies give a smooth even stitch and gives great stitch definition.  From non mulesed merino.

If you like a colour but there’s not enough in stock please contact us here for dye to order.

Ball weight and length – 100g./400 m.
Fibre – 55% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Kid Mohair, 25% nylon
Washing – Machine washable on a gentle wool cycle using a mild detergent or hand wash.

Ainsworth & Prin yarn is hand dyed in small batches.  We try to achieve consistent colours but each skein is unique so when using more than one skein of a colour in a project we really recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows.

A&P Merino & Silk Single

£23.00

A single ply yarn in luxurious merino and silk hand dyed by us in small batches.  The yarn is incredibly soft with a light lustre and is a fantastic choice for shawls and cowls the silk content giving it a beautiful drape.

Pattern suggestions
Shipping Forecast here
Cornish Thrift Top here
Cornish Thrift Shawl here


Skein weight and length –
100g./400 m.
Fibre – 70% Superwash Merino, 30% Silk
Washing – Hand wash only using a gentle detergent.

Ainsworth & Prin yarn is hand dyed in small batches.  We try to achieve consistent colours but each skein is unique so when using more than one skein of a colour in a project we really recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows.

If you like a colour but there’s not enough in stock please contact us here for dye to order.

 

A&P Merino Floof

£23.00

Our Merino Mohair Single. A blend of merino and kid mohair spun into a single strand that gives a warm, light fabric with a light sheen and a soft halo. Incredibly soft it can be knitted on larger needles than usual as the mohair fluff fills in the gaps. Ideal for garments and accessories.

If you like a colour but there’s not enough in stock please contact us here for dye to order.

Ball weight and length – 100g./400 m.
Fibre – 56% Superwash Merino, 44% Kid Mohair
Washing – Hand wash only using a gentle detergent.

Ainsworth & Prin yarn is hand dyed in small batches.  We try to achieve consistent colours but each skein is unique so when using more than one skein of a colour in a project we really recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows.

A&P Monet Classic Sock Mini Skeins

£24.00

Our second series of letterbox minis are based on the work of Claude Monet and we start with Sunset on the Seine at Lavacourt.
You’ll receive five beautiful minis, wrapped in tissue with the inspirational Claude Monet postcard.  Knit or crochet as you fancy into edgings and borders or as socks, mittens and hats. They fit through a standard letterbox and would make the perfect gift for a crafting friend.

If you want to make some Water Lily mittens the recipe can be found here

This yarn is ready to post.

Skein weight and length – Total approx. 100g./365 m (5x20g./73m)
Recommended needle – 2.25mm
Fibre – 80% Superwash merino, 20% nylon
Washing – Machine washable on a gentle wool cycle using a mild detergent or hand wash.

 

A&P Seraph Mitt Kits

£14.50
The pattern and all the yarn you need for a pair of Seraph mittens in either blue or red. Four balls of Jamieson & Smith 2ply jumper weight, a woollen spun yarn that produces a light but warm fabric, it blooms and softens after washing.

The colour work pattern is charted.

Contents: Printed pattern with charted fair isle, 4 balls of Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight

Ball weight and length – 25g./115 m/125 yds
Fibre – 100% Real Shetland Wool
Hand wash – Hand wash using a mild detergent.

Awakening by Rachel Illsley – Yarn Pack

£92.00£161.00

A fabulous top down sweater designed by Rachel Illsley of Unwind Knitwear. A circular yoke of Art Deco inspired motifs in two colours. Each pack has the recommended amount of yarn for each size.

The pattern is not included please buy separately through Ravelry or Rachel’s Payhip store here.

Please note this is a pre-order, please allow two weeks from placing an order and the postage date.

Sizing Guide:
This garment is graded into sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10).
Recommended positive ease is 3+” / 7.5+ cm at the chest circumference.
Finished garment measurements:
83 (94.5, 104.5, 114.5, 123) (135.5, 144.5, 151.5, 163, 173) cm
33¼ (37¾, 41¾, 45¾, 49¼) (54¼, 57¾, 60½, 65¼, 69¼)inches

Colourway:
MC: Doodle
CC: Bonfire

Yarn: number of skeins in each pack
MC: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5, 5, 6) 100g skeins
CC: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) 100g skeins

Skein weight and length – approx 100g./400 m.
Fibre – 70% Merino, 30% Silk
Washing – Hand wash only using a mild detergent.

Ainsworth & Prin yarn is hand dyed in small batches.  We try to achieve consistent colours but each skein is unique so when using more than one skein of a colour in a project we really recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows.

All garment photos by Rachel Illsley.

Jamieson & Smith Shetland 2ply Jumper Weight

£3.40

Classic Shetland wool in natural, solid and heathered colours from Jamieson and Smith.  For traditional Fair Isle and vintage 4ply patterns and so much more.  A woollen spun 2 ply yarn it produces a light but warm fabric and the colour range is fantastic, it blooms and softens with washing and is incredibly hard wearing.  For crochet and knitting blankets, shawls, jumpers, mittens and hats the list is endless.

Ball weight and length – 25g./115 m/125 yds
Fibre – 100% Real Shetland Wool
Machine washable – Hand wash using a mild detergent.

Seraph Jumper Kit

£66.00£98.00

Seraph Jumper Kit

£66.00£98.00

Seraph is influenced by the rich colours used in the decoration of the Arts and Crafts Watt’s Chapel in Surrey. It uses eight shades of Jamieson & Smith’s 2ply Jumper Weight Shetland Wool and has contrast colour cast-ons and garter stitch edgings. Charted colour work.

Each kit contains the pattern and enough Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight to finish the selected size jumper when made to the correct tension.

Sizes:
1 (2: 3: 4: 5)
Finished Measurements: 85.5 (96: 106.5: 117.5: 128) cm / 33¾ (37¾: 42: 46¼: 50½)in.
Suggested ease 5-10cm/2-6 in.

Tension:
30 sts and 32 rounds and rows to 10cm over Chart patt using 3.25mm needles.

Needles and notions:
2.25mm/US 1 circular needles, 60cm-120cm long depending on size worked
3.25mm/US 3 circular needles, 60cm-120cm long depending on size worked, plus an extra needle for a three-needle cast off
2.5mm/US 1-2 circular needles, 40cm long for neckband.
Set of 2.25mm/US 1 double-pointed needles (DPNs) Set of 3.25mm/ US 3 double-pointed needles (DPNs), or your preferred needles for knitting small circumferences in the round.
Stitch markers
Waste yarn or 4 stitch holders

Skills: knitting in the round, knitting colour work flat, reading colour work charts, three needle cast off, seaming.

Shipping Forecast Yarn Pack

£69.00£115.00

Shipping Forecast Yarn Pack

£69.00£115.00

A bright breezy t-shirt with a nod to sweatshirt styling. The stripes give a nautical air and take a 90-degree turn at the centre front by working an easy slip stitch pattern.

Pack 1 has enough yarn for the first two sizes: 2 x 100g Tide, 1 x 100g Lime Mortar, plus pattern
Pack 2 has enough yarn for size three to size eight: 3 x 100g Tide, 1 x 100g Lime Mortar, plus pattern
Pack 3 has enough yarn for size nine to size ten: 4 x 100g Tide, 1 x 100g Lime Mortar, plus pattern

SIZES
1 (2: 3: 4: 5) (6: 7: 8: 9: 10)
Finished Measurements 83.5 (89: 94.5: 103: 108: 114: 119: 122: 127.5: 133)cm / 33 (35: 37¼: 40½: 42½: 45: 47: 48: 50¼: 52½)in.

TENSION
29 sts and 40 rows to 10cm over st st using 3.25mm needles and after blocking.

YARN
Ainsworth & Prin Merino and Silk Single (4ply weight; 70% Superwash Merino, 30% Silk; 400m/437yds per 100g skein) available here
Main Colour (MC) 2 (2: 3: 3: 3) (3: 3: 3: 4: 4) x 100g skeins.

Approx 714 (759: 817: 936: 993) (1039: 1116: 1209: 1292: 1363)m / 780 (830: 893: 1024: 1086) (1136: 1220: 1322: 1412: 1490) yds.
Contrast Colour (CC) 1 (1: 1: 1: 1) (1: 1: 1: 1: 1) x 100g skein

Approx 162 (174: 185: 200: 214) (225: 240: 256: 281: 291)m / 177 (190: 202: 219: 234) (246: 263: 280: 307: 318)yds.

Ball weight and length – approx 100g./400 m.
Fibre – 70% Merino, 30% Silk
Washing – Hand wash only using a mild detergent.