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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.

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./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

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 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.

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 – 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 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 Mini Skeins

£20.00

Hand dyed little skeins of our Classic 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./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.

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 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.

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 – 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 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 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.

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 – 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

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.

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./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

£25.00

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

The bases are:
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.

Concorde Hat Kit

£18.00

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 pattern is free to all of our newsletter subscribers.

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.

Concorde Mitten Kit

£22.00

A cosy, traditional mitten knitted in British wool that uses a whole host of different techniques, allowing you to try something new without committing to a large project.

The mittens start with a provisional crochet cast on and a simple colourwork cuff, the hem is then folded up to encase the floats and a decorative Latvian braid knitted. The body of the mitten is knitted with the yarn held double to keep your hands warm and snug and then grafted together with a few Kitchener stitches for a smooth finish.

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  1 x approx 100g

A cosy, traditional mitten knitted in British wool that uses a whole host of different techniques, allowing you to try something new without committing to a large project.

The mittens start with a provisional crochet cast on and a simple colourwork cuff, the hem is then folded up to encase the floats and a decorative Latvian braid knitted. The body of the mitten is knitted with the yarn held double to keep your hands warm and snug and then grafted together with a few Kitchener stitches for a smooth finish.

The colour work pattern is charted.

Contents: 100g Blue Faced Leicester & Masham in Main colour, approx 10g Blue Faced Leicester & Masham in Contrast colour, Printed Pattern, Packet of bulb pins

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

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

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.