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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 4ply Masham

£17.00£19.00

A&P BFL 4ply Masham

£17.00£19.00

This yarn is dyed to order, select your colour and the yarn will be dyed for you and ready for postage within approximately ten days.

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 – 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 DK Sock

£19.00

A double knit version of our popular Classic Sock.  Merino and nylon are spun to give a beautifully soft, plump yarn that’s perfect for hardwearing clothes and accessories.  It has great stitch definition and takes up 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./243 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

£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 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 & 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.

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 Merino & Silk Single Set

£66.00

 

Frosted Puff is three full, 100g skeins of our Merino & Silk Single in the neapolitan ice cream shades of Bark, Frosted and Puff with a 20g mini in peachy orange. 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.

Ball weight and length – 3 x100g./400 m. + 20g/80m
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.

 

 

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 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 Winter Berries 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 Winter Berries Sock Set

£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.
It also comes with a copy of

 

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 Winter Storm 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 Winter Storm Sock Set

£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.

 

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 Yarn Club

£69.00£75.00

A&P Yarn Club

£69.00£75.00

It’s time for our winter bumper club box and the theme this year is Into the Woods, think neutrals and earthy shades. As always there is a choice of two bases and the 100g skein comes with a pack of five coordinating minis. There will be two craft projects to decorate your home or give as gifts and a couple of seasonal surprises.  As always you have on line access to project instructions and a seasonal recipe. Remember to keep the card enclosed with the box for the links to the 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: 21st November
Items ordered at the same time as the Club Box will be posted with the box on the 21st November.

The gallery picture show previous single 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

Acorn Stitch Markers

£6.00

A copper coloured acorn and Czech glass maple leaf with five copper coloured stitch markers will bring a woodland feel to your knitting.

Fits up to 4mm knitting needle.

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

Yarn – Ainsworth & Prin BFL Masham 4 ply

 

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

Yarn – Ainsworth & Prin BFL Masham 4ply