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A&P Alpaca & Silk 4 Ply

£15.00£20.00

A&P Alpaca & Silk 4 Ply

£15.00£20.00

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.

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 Alpaca & Silk Lace

£19.00

A&P Alpaca & Silk Lace

£19.00

The softest baby alpaca spun with silk to give strength.  A light, airy yarn with a lovely soft sheen, the halo from the alpaca won’t obscure your stitches.  Hand dyed in small batches each skein is 800 metres, enough for a shawl.

Ball weight and length  –  100g./800m.
Fibre  –  80% Baby Alpaca, 20% 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 4 ply

£15.00£18.00

A&P BFL Masham 4 ply

£15.00£18.00

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.

Ball weight and length – approx 100g./400 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 Masham DK

£15.00£18.00

A&P BFL Masham DK

£15.00£18.00

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.

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 Smooth Sock

£18.00

A&P BFL Smooth Sock

£18.00

British Blue Faced Leicester hand dyed in small batches. The high twist gives a durable yarn with great stitch definition. Very soft for wearing next to the skin so ideal for shawls, scarves, gloves and hats, and strangely enough, socks. This is the most hard wearing, pure wool sock yarn that we can find but it isn’t as tough as a sock yarn with a percentage of nylon.

Ball weight and length – 100g./400 m.
Tension – 32 stitches and 48 rows to 10 cm/4 inch square
Recommended needle – 2.25mm
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 BFL Smooth Sock Mini Skeins

£20.00

A&P BFL Smooth Sock Mini Skeins

£20.00

Hand dyed little skeins of our British Blue Faced Leicester Smooth Sock.  The same soft, high twist yarn in dinky 20g skeins giving you five colours to play with.  For small projects, contrasting heels and toes, borders or stripes, what ever takes your fancy or you could try our Lewes mitten pattern.

Ball weight and length – Total approx. 100g./400 m (5x20g./80m)
Tension – 32 stitches and 48 rows to 10 cm/4 inch square
Recommended needle – 2.25mm
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

£18.00

A&P Classic Sock

£18.00

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 muleised merino.

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 & Silk Single 4 Ply

£20.00

A&P Merino & Silk Single 4 Ply

£20.00

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% 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.

A&P Mohair & Silk Lace

£10.00

A&P Mohair & Silk Lace

£10.00

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.

Ball weight and length – 25g./210 m.
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 Slubby 4ply

£15.00£18.00

A&P Slubby 4ply

£15.00£18.00

Hand dyed in semi solid colours this superwash merino wool has little tweedy flecks of viscose nep.  A rustic look but so very soft, tough enough for socks but not as hard wearing as a yarn with nylon, gentle enough to be worn next to the skin, it makes perfect shawls and wraps.

Ball weight and length – 100g./400 m.
Tension – 32 stitches and 48 rows to 10 cm/4 inch square
Recommended needle – 2.25mm
Fibre – 85% Superwash merino, 15%viscose nep
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 Slubby DK

£18.00

A&P Slubby DK

£18.00

Hand dyed in semi solid colours this DK superwash merino wool has little tweedy flecks of viscose nep.  A rustic look but so very soft and gentle enough to be worn next to the skin, it is perfect for sweaters and cardigans and would make lovely shawls and wraps.

Ball weight and length – 100g./212 m.
Recommended needle – 4mm
Fibre – 85% Superwash merino, 15%viscose nep
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.

Ainsworth & Prin Hand Dyed Sock Sets

£21.00

Ainsworth & Prin Hand Dyed Sock Sets

£21.00

Hand-dyed sock sets: a full skein of sock yarn with a complimentary mini skein for stripes, heels or toes.

The bases are:
Slubby Sock: 100g/400m + 20g/80m, 85% superwash merino and 15% viscose.
BFL Smooth Sock: 100g/400m + 20g/80m, 100% superwash Blue Faced Leicester.
Classic Sock: 100g/365m + 73m, 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon.

The base is listed bellow when the colour is selected.

Ainsworth & Prin Slubby Sock Mini Skeins

£20.00

Ainsworth & Prin Slubby Sock Mini Skeins

£20.00

Hand dyed little skeins in semi solid colours; this superwash merino wool has little tweedy flecks of viscose nep.  A rustic look but so very soft, tough enough for socks but gentle enough to be worn next to the skin, it makes perfect shawls and wraps. In dinky 20g skeins giving you five colours to play with.  For small projects, contrasting heels and toes, borders or stripes, what ever takes your fancy.

Weight and length – Total100g./400 m (5x20g./80m)
Fibre – 85% Merino, 15% viscose nep
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.

Cascade Ultra Pima Fine

£4.20
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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.

Coop Knits Socks Yeah!

£5.45

Coop Knits Socks Yeah!

£5.45

A sock yarn from Rachel Coopey who really knows about socks. A beautiful soft merino and nylon blend  in slightly marled colours which all work together. Available in 50 g skeins, you will need two for a pair of socks.

Ball weight and length – 50g./212 m.
Tension – 36 stitches and 50 rows to 10 cm/4 inch square
Recommended needle – 2.25 mm
Fibre – 75% Superwash merino and 25% nylon
Machine washable – Machine washable at 30 °C on a wool cycle

Erika Knight Studio Linen

£5.95

Erika Knight Studio Linen

£5.95

A unique linen yarn made from recycled wastage and premium natural linen. Cool to the touch, with a hint of a sheen and an elegant drape Studio Linen is a yarn that improves with washing and wearing.

Two skeins will make the lovely Utility Cowl, the free pattern is here or there’s the Utility top which can be purchased from our Ravelry page here.

Ball weight and length – 50g./120 m.
Tension – 21-22 stitches and 28-30 rows to 10 cm/4 inch square
Recommended needle – 3.75mm-4mm
Fibre – 85% recycled rayon linen and15% premium linen
Machine washable – Hand wash only using a mild detergent. Cool iron.

Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight

£2.85

Jamieson & Smith 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

£4.10

Knoll – Kilcarra Tweed

£4.10

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

£5.50

Knoll Mohair Tweed

£5.50

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
Machine washable – Hand wash only using a mild detergent.

Selborne Sock Kits

£23.00

Selborne Sock Kits

£23.00

Selborne sock is knit from the cuff down starting with a stretchy lace rib followed by charted colour-work, the body and instep of the sock are knitted in a simple slip-stitch pattern and finished with contrasting heels and toes. The eye of the violet is sewn on afterwards in duplicate stitch. The pattern is one size only to fit a UK shoe 5-6. To make sure the sock fits use a stretchy cast on and make sure the floats for the colour work aren’t tight. You can try going up a needle size for the colour chart if you like.

The kit includes the pattern, Ainsworth & Prin Classic Sock (80%merino, 20%nylon) approx. 100g/365m in main colour, approx 20g/73m in CC1, approx. 3m CC2 all in a cotton drawstring bag.
Machine washable on a delicate cycle at 30 degrees.

Sizes
One size fits a 5-6 UK shoe