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A & P Highland DK

£16.00

A plump non super-wash DK yarn spun from four plies of Peruvian Highland wool. Soft enough to wear next to your skin the yarn has excellent stitch definition and knits up quickly for hard wearing jumpers and cardigans.

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./225 m.
Fibre – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
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.

Jumper shown is Keera by Isabell Kraemer in Storm Brewing

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

£16.00£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 Classic Sock Mini Skeins

£23.00

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 & Mohair Sock

£19.00

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

£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

£22.00£122.00

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.

Ainsworth & Prin Bunny Sock Blockers

£15.00£28.00

Up your game in sock blocking with these bunny blockers available as pairs or singles in three different sizes. Cut from FSC approved birch plywood, sanded and treated with a beeswax finish they have been described as “adorable”, “useful” and “simply splendid”

Large
Width of foot at widest point 9.5cm
Length of foot  25cm from heel to toe
Length of leg 37 cm from ear to heel
Medium
Width of foot at widest point 9 cm
Length of foot 23 cm from heel to toe
Length of leg 37 cm from ear to heel
Small
Width of foot at widest point 8.2 cm
Length of foot 21.5 cm from heel to toe
Length of leg 36 cm from ear to heel

Ainsworth & Prin Bunny Sock Blockers Seconds

£9.00£10.00

Over the years we’ve amassed a small stack of our Bunny Sock Blockers that don’t quite meet the grade.  This maybe because the drying holes haven’t been cut quite straight, because there’s a filled hole on the back or because the wood was snagged while cutting but they are all still perfectly useable and if they are unwaxed they can also be personalised.
Nicola has written a blog post about different techniques here, but really you can try anything, Tattooed bunnies anyone?
The price is for one blocker.

Large
Width of foot at widest point 9.5cm
Length of foot  25cm from heel to toe
Length of leg 37 cm from ear to heel
Medium
Width of foot at widest point 9 cm
Length of foot 23 cm from heel to toe
Length of leg 37 cm from ear to heel
Small
Width of foot at widest point 8.2 cm
Length of foot 21.5 cm from heel to toe
Length of leg 36 cm from ear to heel

Made from FSC approved birch ply
Treated with beeswax

Ainsworth & Prin Dipper with Liberty print romper

£37.00
Based on our Sparrow design we have nautical inspired rompers for boys and girls.  The bodice is knitted flat in graduated stocking stitch and moss stitch stripes with moss stitch edgings.
The romper section of finely woven Liberty tana lawn is then sewn to the bodice.  A buttoned up bib front and popper fastening gusset simplify dressing and changing.  It is a multi-sized kit and
can be made up in sizes 6 -12 or 12-18 months.  The pattern includes illustrated step-by-step sewing instructions.
The kit includes the knitting and sewing patterns, pima cotton, fabric, co-ordinating buttons, sewing thread, elastic and poppers.  Needles not included.
Machine washable on delicate cycle at 30 degrees.
Sizes
6 – 12 months to fit chest 47cm (actual size 50.5cm)
12 – 18 months to fit chest 50 cm (actual size 53.5cm)

Skills required: casting on, casting off, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches and yarn overs.

 

 

Ainsworth & Prin Heart’s End Hat

£4.00

Heart’s End is inspired by the astonishingly decorative Watts Chapel in Compton Surrey the walls of which are covered in Celtic inspired symbolic patterns and what is more symbolic than a heart.

Size
One size: 54cm / 21in circumference.
Length from brim to crown – about 23cm / 9in.
It can be knit as a beanie or with extra rows for a slouchy style.

For a smaller hat knit on smaller needles and omit the additional rows.
51cm / 20in circumference
Length from brim to crown 19.5cm / 7 1/2in.

1 x 3mm circular needle 40cm/16in long.
1x 3.5mm/US 4 circular needle 40cm/16in long.
1 set of 3.5mm double pointed needles.

Yarn
1 skein of Ainsworth & Prin BFL Masham DK: 75% British BFL, 25% British Masham approx 100g / 240 m.
Shown in colours ‘At Sea’ and ‘Ointment’.

Ainsworth & Prin Mouse Mitten Blocker

£20.00

For perfect mittens everyone needs mouse mitten blockers.  Made from FSC approved, 5mm birch ply each one is sanded and waxed to give a smooth, snag free surface.  The holes are for speedy drying.

Length from taper to tip 18cm
Width at widest point 8cm
Overall length 28.5 cm

Made from birch ply
Treated with beeswax

Ainsworth & Prin Needle and Tension Gauge

£8.00

Made for us, by the super talented Clear Cut Creations, these gauges are an updated version of an old favourite. With one of these in your work bag there is no excuse for playing guess the needle and not doing a tension square.
The wood has been sourced from sustainable resources and is covered by the Forestry Stewardship Council scheme.
Size 174 x 186 mm

 

Ainsworth & Prin Pipit with Liberty print skirt

£32.00£40.00

Pipit has everything to keep you and the wearer interested!  Tactile bobbles and mirrored cable panels make this a pattern suitable for the confident knitter.  The bodice is knit flat in 100% silky soft Pima cotton with the instructions for the cables being both written and charted so you can pick which you prefer.  The back divides with a grown on buttoned placket.  When both front and back are finished the shoulder seams are joined and stitches are picked up for the neckband.  The dress is finished with a gathered skirt of classic Liberty Tana Lawn.

A simple gathered skirt of finely woven Liberty Tana Lawn is sewn to the bodice.

Skills required: casting on, casting off, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches and knitting stitches, following a cable pattern, twisted stitches and yarn overs.  The skirt is machine sewn on.
The kit includes the pattern, Pima cotton, fabric, co-ordinating buttons and sewing thread. Needles not included.
Machine washable on a delicate cycle at 30 degrees.

Sizes
6-9 months to fit chest 43cm (actual size 46cm)
1-2 years to fit chest 50 cm (actual size 54cm)
2-3 years to fit chest 55cm (actual size 57.5cm)
3-4 years to fit chest 59 cm (actual size 66cm)

Ainsworth & Prin Plover with Liberty print skirt

£32.00£40.00

Plover has a classic look.  A garter stitch eyelet border and an all over textured pattern is easily created by yarn overs making it a quick yet fun knit for the advanced beginner.  Knit in super soft 100% Pima cotton Plover buttons up the back for easy dressing and has sewn on Liberty Tana Lawn skirt for a nostalgic vintage feel.  Front and back are knit separately and then joined at the shoulder, stitches are picked up for the neckband, then the sleeves are knitted and attached.

A simple gathered skirt of finely woven Liberty Tana Lawn is sewn to the bodice.

Skills required: casting on, casting off, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches and yarn overs.  The skirt is machine sewn on.

The kit includes the pattern, Pima cotton, fabric, co-ordinating buttons and sewing thread. Needles not included.
Machine washable on a delicate cycle at 30 degrees.

Sizes
6-12 months to fit chest 47cm (actual size 52cm)
1-2 years to fit chest 50 cm (actual size 55cm)
2-3 years to fit chest 55cm (actual size 60cm)
3-4 years to fit chest 59 cm (actual size 63cm)

Ainsworth & Prin Robin with a needlecord skirt

£32.00£37.00

This cosy little dress has a distinct Scandinavian look with a simple slipped stitch stripe and very easy cross stitch embroidery.  Paired with woolly tights it makes a lovely winter party frock.  The top is knitted from the bottom up, in the round dividing for the front and back after the colour work has been completed.  The shoulders have a neat three needle cast off and the sleeves are knitted flat with cross stitch embroidery added after seaming.  A simple gathered baby cord skirt is sewn to the bodice.

Skills required: casting on, casting off, three needle cast off, short rows, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, cross stitch embroidery.  The skirt is machine sewn on.

The kit includes the pattern, Pima cotton yarn, fabric, co-ordinating buttons and sewing thread. Needles not included.
Machine washable on a delicate cycle at 30 degrees.

Sizes
6-12 months to fit chest 47cm (actual size 50cm)
1-2 years to fit chest 50 cm (actual size 55cm)
2-3 years to fit chest 55cm (actual size 60cm)
3-4 years to fit chest 59 cm (actual size 65cm)

 

Ainsworth & Prin Sparrow with Liberty print skirt

£32.00£40.00

The simplest of our dresses to make Sparrow has a nautical feel.  Easy to knit in graduated moss and stocking stitch stripes with moss stitch edgings.  The front divides with each side being knit separately, stitches are then picked up for the front bib which has yarn over buttonholes.  Front and back are knit flat and then joined at the shoulders, and stitches picked up for the moss stitch neck band.

A simple gathered skirt of finely woven Liberty Tana Lawn is sewn to the bodice.

Skills required: casting on, casting off, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches and yarn overs.  The skirt is machine sewn on.

The kit includes the pattern, Pima cotton, fabric, co-ordinating buttons and sewing thread. Needles not included.
Machine washable on a delicate cycle at 30 degrees.

Sizes
6-12 months to fit chest 47cm (actual size 50.5cm)
1-2 years to fit chest 50 cm (actual size 53.5cm)
2-3 years to fit chest 55cm (actual size 58.5cm)
3-4 years to fit chest 59 cm (actual size 63.5cm)

Ainsworth & Prin Wren with Liberty print skirt

£32.00£40.00

Wren is a demure, nostalgic style with its button-up Peter Pan collar.  The front, back and sleeves are knitted flat and then sewn together with a simple skirt of classic Liberty Tana Lawn.  The bodice is textured with a simple slip stitch pattern and the collar, cuffs and waist are trimmed with a narrow lace edging which adds a bit of interest for the confident knitter.

 

Skills required: casting on, casting off, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches and yarn overs.  The skirt is machine sewn on.
The kit includes the pattern, Pima cotton, fabric, co-ordinating buttons and sewing thread. Needles not included.
Machine washable on a delicate cycle at 30 degrees.

Sizes
6-12 months to fit chest 47cm (actual size 51cm)
1-2 years to fit chest 50 cm (actual size 54cm)
2-3 years to fit chest 55cm (actual size 60cm)
3-4 years to fit chest 59 cm (actual size 64cm)

 

Brighton Cowl by Thea Coleman

£4.00

Bold, round leaves and soft, squishy garter and contrasting leaf panels create a bold and luxurious cowl.

Comes with a download code.

Yarn: DK, 450 – 500 yards (411 – 457 m)

Needles: 4.5mm
Size: Width = 13″/33cm, Length of loop = 38″/96.5cm

 

 

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.

 

 

Erika Knight Studio Linen – Palermo

£4.00

A short-sleeved round neck, edge to edge cardigan knitted in stocking stitch, with integral front and sleeve bands and side vents.

Needles 3.25 mm and 3.75 mm

S M L XL XXL
Finished chest 86 cm 96 cmm 108 cm 122 cm 134 cm
34 in 37.75 in 42.5 in 48 in 52.75 in
Length 55 cm 57 cm 59 cm 61 cm 63 cm
21.75 in 22.5 in 23.25 in 24 in 24.75 in
Yarn (skeins) 7 7 8 8 9

Erika Knight Studio Linen – Sorrento Copy

£4.00

A jacket style edge to edge cardigan worked in reverse stocking stitch and stocking stitch with yarn used double and intergral rib front selvedge bands, reverse collar and patch pockets.

Needles 5 mm and 5.5 mm

S M L XL XXL
Finished chest 98 cm 104 cm 110 cm 116 cm 122 cm
38.5 in 41 in 43.75 in 46 in 48.25 in
Length 58 cm 61 cm 64 cm 67 cm 70 cm
23 in 24 in 25.25 in 26.5 in 27.5 in
Sleeve length 38 cm 39 cm 40 cm 41 cm 42 cm
15 in 15.5 in 15.75 in 16 in 16.5 in
Yarn (skeins) 14 15 16 17 18

Gin & Tonic by Baby Cocktails

£4.50

Seamless raglan construction worked from the bottom up with cables each side of the body and a cosy cowl.
Comes with a download code.

Yarn: DK

Sizes: 34(36,38,40,44)(46,50,53,56)“ / 85(90,95,100,110)(115,125,132.5,145)cm. Shown worn with 3” of ease.

Yardage: 1350(1400,1450,1550,1650)(1750,1800,1850,1900) yds / 1234(1280,1325,1417,1508)(1600,1645,1691,1737) meters

Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm

 

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.

Island a collection

£16.00

Five patterns from Jane Richmond; Grace a classic cardigan, Arbutus a tiered cowl, Renfrew a cabled beanie, Strathcona a v-shaped scarf and Rathtrevor a pair of beaded ribbed mittens.  All inspired by life on Vancouver Island.

An ebook code is included with this book.

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 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.