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Five skeins of hand dyed yarn on a rumpled cloth
Women's hand in a pair of fingerless mittens
Shell buttons scattered on a cloth

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A & P Highland DK

£14.00£16.00

A & P Highland DK

£14.00£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 Advent 2022

£155.00£192.00

A&P Advent 2022

£155.00£192.00

Last year we had a special request to make up an ‘advent add on’ for the winter club box and having enjoyed the festive wrapping we decided to dip our toes into the cosy world of advent calendars.
We were very excited and just a little bit nervous so we commissioned a painting from Lesley Buckingham (@bettybibfolk on Instagram) for our inspiration and we think she’s captured the cosy winter theme perfectly.

The calendar will be 24 colours with the option a full skein inspired by the picture. They will all be individually wrapped and numbered with packaging similar to the photo in the gallery. More a gift from a friend rather than commercial packaging so you can display them how you like and take a quite moment each day to sit down and unwrap your mini (or rip them all open on day one, we won’t judge!)

You will receive
24 x 20g on your chosen base with the option to add a 100g skein in the same base.
Each skein will be individually wrapped and numbered.
Plus a few extra surprises.

Postage: This is a pre-order. International orders will be posted tracked and or signed for (depending on country) in October. UK orders will be posted in early November. Please don’t order anything else with the advent as they will all be posted together.

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 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.
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 4 ply

£17.00£23.00

A&P BFL Masham 4 ply

£17.00£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 BFL Masham DK

£16.00£19.00

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 Hand Dyed Sock Sets

£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.

The base will appear when you select the set you like

Classic Sock: 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon.
Blue faced Leicester Smooth Sock: 100% superwash Blue Faced Leicester

 

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.

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


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

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 – 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 Pip Pip Sock Set

£23.00

A sock set plus pattern for Pip Pip Socks, the yarn is our Classic Sock in Figgy Pudding with a mini skein of October.

Pip Pip Socks, a top down sock with an easy slip stitch pattern separated by increasing rounds of stocking stitch. The pattern is carried on down the heel flap and repeated once more on the toe.

Sizes:
Actual circumference of sock after blocking Small 17cm / 6.75”
Medium 19cm / 7.5”
Large 21cm/ 8.25“

Leg length after blocking:
Small & medium 14.5 cm/5.75“
Large 17.5 cm/6.75“

Classic Sock – 100g./365 m. + 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 Seraph Mitt Kits

£13.00
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.

A&P Yarn Club

£31.00£34.00

A&P Yarn Club

£31.00£34.00

Summer is in full swing here, the air hums with bees and a host of other insects and is scented with cut grass, baked earth and lavender. All those evocative scents that are instantly nostalgic and calming.

The picture gives a lavish clue to the speckled yarn in this months Knitting Shed Club Box. You can choose from a skein of our Classic Sock or Merino & Silk Single yarn and then have every excuse for a few minutes of peaceful summer knitting.

The box will also include a small lavender based sewing project. Remember to keep the card enclosed with the box for links to sewing instructions and other 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: 27th July
Items ordered at the same time as the Club Box will be posted with the box on the 27th July.

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

Photo © Dori Halaszlaki Unsplash

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 Heart’s End Hat

£4.00

This is a printed pattern.

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

 

Bone Buttons

£3.40

Bone Buttons

£3.40

4 x 20mm four holed, traditional bone buttons. As they are made from a natural product the colour is variable, just mention in the comments box at the checkout if you’d prefer dark or light and we’ll try to pick them for you.
Machine washable.

We found that these buttons needed at least a two stitch buttonhole when made with 4ply yarn.

Compton Printed Pattern

£6.00

This is a Printed Pattern

The heart, the universal symbol of love and affection. The entwined cables on this jumper were inspired by the hearth at the centre of the home of G.F Watts and his wife Mary in Compton, Surrey. He was the most important painter of his day and she a leading proponent of the Arts & Crafts movement and creator of the astonishing Watts Chapel.

SIZES
1 (2: 3: 4: 5) (6: 7: 8: 9: 10)
Finished Measurements: 84 (91: 98: 105: 112) (124: 131: 137: 144: 151) cm / 33 (36: 381⁄2: 41: 44) (481⁄2: 511⁄2: 54: 561⁄2: 591⁄2) in.
Suggested ease 5-10cm / 2-6 in.
Sample shown with 10 cm / 4in ease.

TENSION
23 sts and 33 rounds to 10cm over reverse st st using 3.75mm needles and after blocking.
28 sts and 33 rounds to 10cm over 2×2 Rib using 3.75mm needles, measured slightly stretched and after blocking.

One repeat of Heart pattern measures 9cm at the widest point x 12cm high using 3.75mm needles and after blocking.

YARN
Ainsworth & Prin BFL Masham (DK weight; 75% Blue Faced Leicester wool, 25% Masham wool; 240m/262yds per 100g skein).
4 (5: 5: 5: 5) (6: 6: 6: 7: 7) skeins
approx 828 (905: 961: 1083: 1165) (1277: 1348: 1410: 1551: 1654) m / 906 (990: 1051: 1185: 1275) (1397: 1475: 1542: 1697: 1809) yds.

vailable here

 

Concorde Hat – Printed Pattern

£4.00

This is a Printed Pattern

The graphic patterning of this hat reminds us of the iconic silhouette of the passenger jet Concorde. Our Father worked on the electronics so we would all dive outside to see it fly over in the 70s and 80s. Knit in the round the pattern is charted.

Size: Two sizes, Medium – to fit adult head 56cm/22in,  Large – to fit adult head 61cm/24in
Hat circumference at widest point: 48cm/19in (56cm/22in)
Length from brim to crown: 24cm/91⁄2in (25cm/10in)

Tension:30 stitches and 32 rounds over stranded colour work pattern after blocking

 

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.

Concorde Mittens – Printed Pattern

£4.00

This is a Printed Pattern

These mittens came into being as a quick gift for a friend who wanted some traditional looking mittens similar to the ones she wore as a child and if they gave me the opportunity to try out some new techniques then all the better.

Knit in the round you start off with a provisional cast on and then work a panel of stranded colour work. The hem is folded up to enclose the floats and the cuff is topped with a Latvian braid. The main body of the mitten is worked with the yarn held double to keep your hands snug and warm and to make for a surprisingly quick knit.
They used approx. 60g of the main colour and 10g of contrast.

The pattern is one size – to fit hand circumference: 18-20cm / (7-8in)

Tension: 23 stitches and 34 rows = 10 cm in Stocking Stitch with yarn held double

 

Cornish Thrift Shawl Printed Pattern

£6.00

This is a Printed Pattern

The Cornish Thrift Shawl looks fabulous in two shades of hand dyed yarn, highlighting all the subtle changes in colour. There is the option for a two or three skein version.

The shawl starts with just three stitches and increases are made on the wrong side along one edge. Place a locking stitch marker on the wrong side of the work early on to identify on which side increases are made.
A larger needle and contrasting yarn are used to work the Thrift pattern. To help you keep track of when to increase, note one stitch is increased for every garter ridge or stripe of Thrift cluster stitches.
To make the most of your yarn if you have any remaining you can continue in pattern for the final sections of Thrift Stitch and Garter Stitch.
If using the recommended yarn, the shawl can be wet blocked to open up the texture stitches and give you the largest size possible.

SIZES
3 skein Shawl
Wingspan: 194cm (761⁄2 in) Depth: 96cm (373⁄4 in)

2 skein Shawl
Wingspan: 144cm (561⁄2 in) Depth: 89cm (35 in)

YARN
Ainsworth & Prin Merino and Silk Single (4ply weight; 70% superwash Merino wool, 30% Silk; 400m/437yds per 100g skein) yarn available here

3 skien shawl
MC: Cinnabar; 2 x 100g skeins CC: Mrs Dalloway 1 x 100g skein
2 skein shawl
MC: Winter in Narnia; 1 x 100g skein CC: Feather 1 x 100g skein

TENSION
22sts and 40 rows to 10cm worked over garter stitch using 3.5mm needles.
22sts and 32 rows to 10cm worked over Thrift Pattern using 4.5mm needles.

Measure stretched and after blocking. You may need smaller or larger needles to match tension.

Cornish Thrift Top Printed Pattern

£6.00

This is a Printed Pattern

The Top is a simple vest style which highlights a special hand dyed yarn with a deep border of Thrift Stitch.

SIZES
1 (2: 3: 4: 5) (6: 7: 8: 9: 10)
8 (10:12: 14: 16) (18: 20: 22: 24: 26)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
83½ (89: 94½: 100:105½) (110: 115: 121: 126: 132)cm / 33 (35: 37¼: 39½:41½) (43¼: 45¼: 47½: 49½: 52) in.

TENSION
29 sts and 36 rows to 10cm over st st using 3.25mm needles.
29 sts and 34 rows to 10cm over Thrift Pattern using 3.5mm needles.

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

736 (788: 844: 904: 972) (1020: 1080: 1144: 1204: 1256) m
805 (862: 923: 989: 1063)(1115: 1181: 1251: 1317: 1374) yds

Sample knitted in Mrs Dalloway

 

Corozo Button

£2.25

5 x 15mm buttons with four holes and a flat rim. Made from corozo also known as tagua nut the surface of the button is durable, scratch resistant and has a subtle pattern.
Machine washable.

We found that these buttons needed a one stitch buttonhole when made in a 4ply yarn.

Corozo Button, metal shank

£3.00

5 x 15mm buttons with a bronze coloured metal shank. Made from corozo also known as tagua nut the surface of the button is durable, scratch resistant and has a subtle pattern.
Machine washable.

We found that these buttons needed a one stitch buttonhole when made in a 4ply yarn.

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

£3.15

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.