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A&P Alpaca & Silk 4 Ply

£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.

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 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 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 free Lewes mitten pattern. Each bundle will make two pairs of mittens with enough left for the odd pop of colour in other projects.

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 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

£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% 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

£10.00£20.00

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.

A&P Slubby 4ply

£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 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 Concorde Mittens

£3.50

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

 

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 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.

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£38.00

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

 

 

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.

ChiaoGoo Double Pointed Bamboo Needles

£5.50

Beautifully, satisfyingly pointy needles that are a dream to knit with.  Warm to the touch, slightly flexible and made from environmentally friendly bamboo. They are 15cm/6 inches long and come in sets of six so you can lose one and still knit your socks and best of all the size is permanently lasered on to each one.

 

ChiaoGoo Double Pointed Stainless Steel Needles

£7.00

Superbly smooth and pointy stainless steel knitting needles for speedy knitting. They are 15cm/6 inches long and come in sets of five so you can lose one and still knit your socks and best of all the size is permanently lasered on to each one.

 

ChiaoGoo Spin Bamboo Interchangeable Needle Tips

£6.00£6.50

Super smooth bamboo tip glued and crimped on to a nickle plated connector these can be used with either the Twist or Spin cables. The size is permanently lasered on to the shaft.

ChiaoGoo Spin Nylon Cable

£4.00

Spin cables are made of pliable clear nylon around which the needle tip can swivel to give kink free knitting. The length of the cable is permanently marked on the metal and there are holes at either end for incredibily easy life lines.
Can be used with both Spin and Twist tips.