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Make it yourself: Cold Shoulder Tops in beautiful cotton yarns

Make it yourself: Cold Shoulder Tops in beautiful cotton yarns

Knit the hottest fashion item this summer with our beautiful cotton yarns. Cold shoulder tops are so easy to make yourself!  The beautiful, lacy cold shoulder top to the right is made with Rellana Top Cotton yarn, a high quality mercerised cotton yarn that is perfect for knitting and crochet.  The pattern looks complicated but it repeats itself throughout and is far easier than it looks.  The cute shoulder straps are knitted on and secured with a knot.  The pattern comes in size 12, however, this is such a straightforward cut that it is very easy to adjust the pattern to suit...

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Cotton or wool - what yarn for summer?

Cotton or wool - what yarn for summer?

Working with classic 8ply wool when temperatures go up is not everyones cup of tea. The yarn can feel too warm and maybe doesn't slide along the needle as nicely as you are used to. Luckily, there are alternatives!  Cotton and linen are fantastic summer fibres with excellent breathability. They will be pleasant to wear in warmer temperatures, too. You may find that a knitted top may even outperform your cotton t-shirt. Choose a looser knit or a lace pattern that will let airflow through - just what you need when it is getting hot outside! We have a large range of...

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Summer cardigans - you can never have enough!

Summer cardigans - you can never have enough!

I always carry a cardigan with me, especially in spring and summer. You never know when the weather changes, going from cool to hot and back to cool again.  Image: Rebecca Knit Kit for cardigan in ggh Linova yarn.  A cardigan is handy as it is so easy to take on and off - much easier than a jumper! For summer, choose cool summer yarns - cotton, linen and viscose. Cardigans come in so many different styles and colours that you will find one for every situation. Make your cardigan or summer coat in super-cool ggh Linova linen and cotton yarn - the yarn has...

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Spring time is poncho time!

Spring time is poncho time!

Have you ever been in that situation? It is kind of in-between winter and summer. You go through your wardrobe. Nothing quite fits the weather. Everything is too short. Or too long. Too warm. Or too cold.  That's where this gorgeous mini-poncho in super-light ggh Lacy yarn comes in.   The poncho is worked in rounds top down. That means you can make it any length you like! Worked in ggh Lacy, a beautifully soft, smooth and light Merino and silk blend. This is a yarn you will love to work with. Best of all: We stock ggh Lacy in a huge range of colours -...

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Christmas crafts: crocheted snowflakes

If you have some yarn left over from another project and are looking for a quick Christmas craft item, why not try making these cute crochet snowflakes from DK (8ply) yarn (click the link for detailed instructions)? These could be used in all sorts of ways - to decorate presents, strung together as a window decoration or as Christmas tree ornaments.  And they are so quick to make, that you will have no trouble getting them ready well before Christmas!     (Photo: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/crochet-snowflake.html)

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