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A&P Alpaca & Silk 4 Ply

£22.00

Soft and silky alpaca made even more silky with the addition of, well, silk.  Alpaca is lighter and softer than wool and has a beautiful drape but lacks its elasticity.  The silk adds strength and a gentle sheen to the yarn which makes the most beautiful shawls and scarves and is brilliant for lace work.

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.
Tension – 28 stitches and 38 rows to 10 cm/4 inch square
Recommended needle – 3.25mm
Fibre – 70% Alpaca, 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.

A&P BFL Masham DK

£19.00

White Blue Faced Leicester wool blended with brown Masham to give a soft, DK 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. It is used for our Heart’s End Hat Pattern here.

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

Ball weight and length – approx 100g./240 m.
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 BFL Rustic Sock

£19.00

Beautiful soft British Blue Faced Leicester spun in Yorkshire. The high twist gives a durable yarn with great stitch definition. Very soft for wearing next to the skin so perfect for jumpers and accessories swell as socks. A hard wearing, pure wool sock yarn but it isn’t as tough as a yarn with a percentage of nylon.

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

Ball weight and length – approx. 110g./385 m.
Fibre – 100% Blue Faced Leicester
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

£19.00

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 Merino & Kid Mohair Single 4 Ply

£22.00

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 Merino & Silk Single

£22.00

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. It can also be knitted with our Mohair and Silk Lace in the Howling cowl.

Ball 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 Mohair & Silk Lace

£10.00£22.00

Luxuriously fluffy, hand dyed kid mohair blended with silk. Use it on it’s own or double it up with another yarn to add halo and softness without weight.

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

Ball weight and length – 25g./210 m or 50g/420m
Fibre – 72% Kid Mohair, 28% 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.

A&P Naturally Dyed Yarns

£20.00

Dyed with either traditional dye extracts or plant material foraged from my garden and surrounding area, these yarns are one of a kind colours.  The yarns are mordanted with alum and cream of tartar.

These unique colours will develop a history over time having the potential to change by either fading or darkening depending on how they are stored, worn and washed, nothing is permanent. Always store out of sunlight, hand wash with a pH neutral detergent and rinse in cool water.

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 Yarn Club

£31.00£34.00

A&P Yarn Club

£31.00£34.00

The club box is back!
Each month there will be a skein of yarn, in a base of your choice specially dyed to the box theme plus little extras which we hope you’ll like.
This month’s theme is bringing the garden in. We’ve had rain for what seems like weeks so in between the downpours Nicola cut some flowers from the garden to cheer up the house and we couldn’t let the vase of flowers go to waste, as well as a 100g skein of yarn in the base of your choice, there is a non sewing craft project plus a few other things.

Being rubbish at surprises we have included a fairly hefty hint as to the colour so as not to lead to disappointment but we hope we’ve still left an element of surprise and created something that will provide enjoyment for a long time.

The choice of bases for this box are

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: w/c 19th July
Items ordered with the Club Box will all be posted at the same time when the Club Box is available.
We can not post to the EU

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

Cascade Ultra Pima Fine

£4.20

The softest, smoothest cotton yarn from Cascade. This is the yarn we chose for our kits wonderfully soft and silky with a subtle sheen. Excellent for beginners to knitting and crochet as there is minimal splitting and the stitch definition is smooth and even.

Ball weight and length – 50g./125 m.
Tension – 24-26 stitches to 10cm/4inches
Recommended needle – 3.25mm-3.5mm
Fibre – 100% Pima Cotton
Machine washable – Machine washable at 40 degrees centigrade using a mild detergent.

Concorde Hat Kit

£22.00

The graphic patterning of this hat reminds us of the iconic silhouette of the passenger jet Concorde. Our Dad worked on the electronics so we would all dive outside to see it fly over in the 70s and 80s, like a Spitfire, you couldn’t mistake the sound of it.

The kit comes with enough of our hand dyed 4ply Blue Faced Leicester Masham yarn to make either size hat using either colour as the main.
The yarn is next to the skin soft with a slightly heathered look on the lighter colours and the charted pattern would make a perfect beginners colour work project.

Contains  2 x approx 30g skeins of Blue Faced Masham 4ply, a printed pattern and a packet of bulb pins.

Cornish Thrift Yarn Packs

£44.00£88.00
As featured in The Knitter a simple, sleeveless shell top for warm, breezy weather with a coordinating shawl to cover up when the sun goes down. The wide textured band has the effect of the thrift plants clinging to the Cornish cliffs. The neck and arms are finished with a delicate rolled edge. Made in a single ply yarn in luxurious Merino & Silk Single the top is in the colour ‘Mrs Dalloway’ and the shawl in ‘Mrs Dalloway’ & ‘Cinnabar’, the yarn is incredibly soft with a light lustre. 

This listing is for DYE TO ORDER, the yarn will be specially dyed for you and it could take up to two weeks from ordering to posting, though it may be less.

Cornish Thrift Top
Yarn Pack 1:
 2 x 100g/400m in the colour Mrs Dalloway size 8 to 10
Yarn Pack 2: 3 x 100g/400m in the colour Mrs Dalloway size 12 to 22
Yarn Pack 3: 4 x 100g/400m in the colour Mrs Dalloway size 24 to 26

Cornish Thrift Shawl
Yarn Pack 4:
1 x 100g/400m in the colour Mrs Dalloway and 2 x 100g/400m skeins in the colour Cinnabar

The pattern is not supplied but is available in The Knitter issue 167

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

Other colours are available here 

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.

 

 

Heath

£4.25£6.75

Heath

£4.25£6.75

A luxurious blend of non-muleised merino lambswool and mohair in a 4ply weight, single ply yarn.  It has a rustic, homespun look but is next to the skin soft with tweedy nubs of colour giving it a great depth and richness. It makes light, hardwearing and warm accessories or jumpers with a gorgeous halo and is ideal for colour work. The yarn is spun with a light spinning oil and will bloom and soften on washing.
We really recommend that you sew in ends and wash all tension squares before measuring to get the true size and feel of the sample.
As a single ply yarn, to minimise twisting we recommend laying the skein over the back of a chair when winding into a ball – or you could coerce a friend.

Ball weight and length –approx  50g./200 m. 25g/100m
Recommended needle – 2.75mm-3.75mm
Fibre – 70% merino lambswool,  30% mohair
Washing – Hand wash only using a mild detergent. The yarn is spun with a light spinning oil which needs to be washed off.

Jamieson & Smith Shetland 2ply Jumper Weight

£2.85

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.

Knoll – Kilcarra Tweed

£4.50

An absolutely lovely tweedy yarn from Knoll. A single ply, woollen spun aran with multi-coloured nubs this yarn fluffs up and softens with washing to give a light and lofty fabric with a rustic look. Ideal for cable or colour work this would make beautiful jumpers and cardigans.

Ball weight and length – 50g./80 m.
Tension – 16 stitches and 25 rows to 10 cm/4 inch square
Recommended needle – 4.5mm-5.5mm
Fibre – 100% wool
Machine washable – Hand wash only using a mild detergent.

Knoll Mohair Tweed

£6.75

A luxurious blend of merino lambswool and mohair in a double knit weight, single ply yarn.  Beautifully soft with tweedy nubs of colour it would make light and warm accessories or jumpers with a gorgeous halo.

Ball weight and length – 50g./110 m.
Recommended needle – 4mm-4.5mm
Fibre – 70% merino lambswool,  30% mohair
Washing – Hand wash only using a mild detergent.