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Cottonsmooth Like Butter (and there's a shade like butter, too!)

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Cottonsmooth Like Butter (and there's a shade like butter, too!)

A little while ago a new yarn graced our shelves, the King Cole Cottonsmooth DK, and we literally haven't shut up about it since. As we speak Eleanor is talking about it to a customer, if that shows you how popular it is. 

It's 100% mercerised cotton, making it ridiculously silky and absolutely gorgeous to work with. Eleanor knitted a shop sample, a tank top (pictured) and every now and then I just go to stroke it because... smooth. So smooth. It's got a pretty standard yardage, 218yds per 100g, so a good few balls will make your garment and you won't need to worry about running out. 

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Casper's Fibrecrafts Journey (Part 2)

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Casper's Fibrecrafts Journey (Part 2)
Eleanor's told me to write about my whole crochet journey but I think the most important thing to remember is that the journey is never over. Even if you leave your hobby and come back to it a few years later, even if you keep making mistakes, even if you know everything you think there is to know about creating. There's really no end and there is also no end to what you are capable of. Remember that, and you're going to have a bloody brilliant time.

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Casper's Fibrecrafts Journey (Part One)

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Casper's Fibrecrafts Journey (Part One)
I am genuinely surprised that the first fibrecraft I truly clicked with was crochet. When I was younger my mum and her mum used to knit quite a lot, and though she'd do her best to teach me she'd always tell me it looked like crochet because there were so many holes. I tried so many times over so many years to get the hang of knitting but... alas, it did not happen.

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Knit In Public Day! Are you joining us?

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Knit In Public Day! Are you joining us?

Eleanor's always loved putting on a good event. This year, it's no different. On the Saturday from 10:30am until 5pm (basically, shop opening hours) we're all going to sit outside the shop and relax and knit in public even if it decides to snow. Well... maybe not, but the sentiment is there. WE'RE GOING TO KNIT IN PUBLIC.

All you're going to need to bring is a camping chair or other portable seat, and whatever you're working on be it a knitting project or a crochet one.

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Baby Pure-ly Perfect

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Baby Pure-ly Perfect

This yarn is geared more towards babies but don't let the name fool you, you should absolutely treat yourself to something made in this devilishly soft yarn. It's 70% premium acrylic and a whopping 30% polyamide, which makes this yarn so soft it's like you're knitting with a kitten.

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