News — yarn qualities

Vegan substitutes for popular fibres

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Are you a vegan looking for quality yarns? Or maybe you are allergic to animal fibres and want a natural plant based alternative to high end yarns such as cashmere, Mohair and silk? Check out these beautiful yarns that are perfect for knitting and crochet!

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Yarn review: ggh Manila

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We have many beautiful yarns in stock. I enjoy the look and feel of the different yarn qualities, but to really appreciate the quality of a particular yarn it helps to actually experience working with it. I have been knitting a lace yoke top with ggh Manila, one of our gorgeous summer yarns and I just love it! Manila is a natural yarn blend made from 57% viscose, 33% cotton and 10% linen. A quick word about viscose: Viscose is derived from natural cellulose materials such as wood pulp or bamboo and is therefore a natural fibre.  It has many of the qualities of cotton, such as high breathability and...

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All colours of ggh Lacy back in store - plus some new colours added!

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Great news: All colours of ggh Lacy are back in store now. Plus we have added three new shades, bringing the total number to 24!

Check out our latest additions to the ggh Lacy range and be inspired by the many knit kits we stock for this yarn.

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Comeback for a natural fibre with a long history: nettle for knitting!

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What is nettle? Nettle fibres have a long tradition in the textile industry that reaches back into ancient times. 

Nettle has been used for millennia to make cords and ropes or weave them into cloth but was gradually forgotten when cotton and later acrylic fibres took over.

And now we are pleased to be able to offer you nettle as a knitting yarn! Pascuali Nepal, is a gorgeous blend of 60% cotton, 28% linen and 12% nettle. 

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Vegan cashmere yarn made from cotton

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Pascuali Suave is a highly unusual cotton yarn. It is a single ply cotton yarn that looks and feels like cashmere (literally!). 

Pascuali Suave is the perfect choice for vegans and people allergic to wool. Or for anyone who would love to try this amazing cotton yarn!

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