Anyone who has been to the shops recently can hardly have missed the signs – Christmas is drawing ever closer!

Many of us have friends and family members who share our love of knitting and crocheting. When it comes to yarn, as we all know, what catches our eye is so personal that it can be daunting to buy for others.

To that end, we’ve put together a list of gift ideas for your yarnie friends. (Although there’s nothing to prevent you using it as a thought starter for your significant others…)

Stocking Suffers


Knit Pro DPN Tubes
Knit Pro Needle Gauge
Clover DPN Protectors

Under $25


Gems & Jewels Stitch Markers
Buddy Cases
Heel & Handmaid
Skinny Mini Cases
SOAK Travel Kits

Under $50


Yarn Pop Project Bags
Knit Pro Chart Keeper
Noro Books
Perl Grey Yarn Jewellery

Under $100


Ball Winder
Umbrella Swift
Waves Crochet Hook Sets
Crochet Sorbet
Yarn Pop Totables
Dreamz Crochet Sets

Under $200


Knit Pro Interchangeable Sets
Addi Click Sets
Dreamz DPN Sets
Knit Pro Karbonz Sets

And if you’re still not sure, why not give one of our gift vouchers?

Simply Crochet


Simply Crochet Issue 11 is on sale now, packed with 32 fun-to-crochet projects. This issue is all about keeping cosy and getting going with your festive makes. There is no way you’ll feel a chill with our tasty tweed accessories, including a tea cosy and mug hug set, scrumptious socks, a cosy cowl and a patchwork-style blanket.


Now is the time to get started with any Christmas presents you’re making by hand. This issue is packed with gift ideas that are sure to be loved. Make an irresistibly squashy, wide-eyed owl cushion, a cool stripy cowl, a hooded cardi for little ones or a set of filet crochet coasters – they make a sweet gift and you’ll be learning something new. Ros Badger provides a granny square fix with her retro throw – a classic design that will bring a welcome splash of colour to any home. This month’s must-hook project has to be the quirky and colourful Advent bunting, made up of super-cute mini mittens and stockings.

Plus this month’s little extra…a crochet kit including the yarn and hook to make an adorable snowflake.



Ella Rae

After a little delay a small top up of colourful Ella Rae Lace Merino has arrived!


We love our Ella Rae Lace Merino for lightweight summer projects…

Shawllows by Bonnie Sennott {knit}

Miya Shawl by Fatima Lasay {crochet}

Olive Garden by Tanya Gobruseva {knit}

The Sunlight Shawl for Sad People by Sylvia Bo Bilvia {knit}

Vintage Fremont by Jami Brynildson {knit}

Crochet Baktus by Helda Panagary {crochet}

Brickless by Martina Behm {knit}

Circles Scarf by Linda Permann {crochet}

One Row Lace Scarf by Turvid {knit}

Mollie Makes


Knit snowflake wrist warmers, sew patchwork stockings and bears, and discover the art of giving in Mollie Makes Issue 33.


It’s the one we have all been waiting for, the Christmas Issue!

This month is packed with the best Christmas craft ideas so you can get in early. From knitted snowflake wrist warmers and fabric reindeer portraits to patchwork stockings and crochet gadget cosies.

Plenty of makes for a truly handmade Yule.

Not ready for talking tinsel? Flick to page 56 and there is a tour of the Cornish home of Sophie Harding. Who could resist the relaxed vibe and welcoming jingles coming from her beautiful cottage.

Along with plenty of craft projects and beautiful Christmas grottos we bring you the Mollie Makes 2014 calendar: free with print and digital versions and filled with inspiring images by Yvonne Eijkenjuijn that epitomise the essence of Mollie Makes.



Willmark Yarns

Our last shipment of Willmark cottons sold out almost as soon as it hit the shelves, so we are sure you will be glad to hear that we have received a new shipment of Candy Pop and Naturals.


Plus, this week we are introducing Grande, a heavier weight cotton in 20 of the same gorgeous colours as Candy Pop.

 Candy Pop
100% Cotton
500m per 200g

Natural 18
100% Cotton
812m per 650g

Natural 24
100% Cotton
685m per 650g

100% Cotton
900m per 1.1kg


Happy Flower Decoration by Lucy of Attic24 {crochet}

Colorful Rug by Carolina Guzman {crochet}

Diamond Christmas Tree Skirt by Kate Wagstaff {crochet}

Grit Stitch Placement & Coaster Set by vampireweasel {crochet}

Little Crochet Basket with Handles by Aja Reeser {crochet}

147-16 Edith by DROPS Design {crochet}

Toy Hammock by Eileen Casey {knit}

Woven Circles Trivet by Adaiha Covington {crochet}

One Skein Shoe Rug by Art Fiend {knit}

Hexagon Table Runner by Marinke Slump {crochet}

Spa Basket by Lily/Sugar’n’Cream {crochet}

South Riding Kitchen Rug by Sun Flower {crochet}


The Simple Things


Great to see you! Take this mug, button up your coat and hear how we’re going to put roses in your cheeks.

You see, we’re people not pupae. For us, overwintering is not about hunkering down and waiting it out – it’s about sowing and growing our own, slicing and seeding and stirring the pot, loving old things, ferreting out new ones, exploring secluded spots and sharing great adventures. All of it in hand-knitted wrist warmers.

And, OK, a little hunkering too.

Welcome to The Simple Things.


InThe Simple Things November Issue 16:

Feel the warmth… Spice it up with homemade chutneys, pickles and herb blends, plus a rhubarb, orange and cardamom cake

Gather friends for an Indian feast

New Series: Seed to Stove, autumn root vegetables

Why natural textiles are the best

Plus our gourmet guide to whisky

Live the simple life!





Continuing with our Handmade happiness, we have some delightful crochet earrings and necklaces to share with you this week.

Our amazing Derrin has merged two of her loves, crochet and jewellery and the result is simply stunning!


I can see a pair of these being the perfect finishing touch to my festive outfit this year…

As our Handmade items are all unique, one off items they are only available in store but if you see something you love please drop us a line.


On The Needles at Tangled Yarns

Maureen has had her hook flying again and dropped in earlier this week to share with me another finished project.


This is Willow by Lisa Gutierrez in our Brown Sheep Cotton Fine. Maureen has taken the upsized doily pattern and downsized it, making it the perfect table centrepiece.


The lovely Robin visited us for a spot of social knitting & crochet last night and was kind enough to share her finished Fieldwork Cardigan by Nadya Stallings. Robin has also used our Brown Sheep Cotton Fine…such a versatile summer weight yarn.



Just back from a relaxing break, Anita brought in the sweater she knitted for her daughter to ward off the cool sea breeze on early morning beachcombing excursions.

Knitted in our Berroco Linsey, Anita’s version of Tea with Bread and Jam by Heidi Kirrmaier features a rolled collar and cuffs for a more casual feel.



Inspiring your passion


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