Wool Week 7th – 22nd October (an extended event this year)
As proud brand partners of Campaign for Wool we’re having a closer look at our favourite fibre – a mere week for wool is never enough in our opinion!
Turning the spotlight on things you’ve made with yarns containing wool bought from us since we opened; needles, hooks, wool in hand and tongue firmly in cheek we’re saying “SHOW US YOUR WOOLLY”
If you’re social media shy, you can email us:
We’ll select three photos at random from all entries and reveal the winners on Saturday 21st October with our top three picks winning gift vouchers of £30, £20 and £10 respectively.
You’ve got until 5pm on Friday 20th October to play along.
This edition is packed with strong geometric and textural designs alongside the expected collection of interesting articles. There’s a hot toddy recipe to make and quaff as you curl up on the sofa to lose yourself in the distinctly autumnal palette within.
The patterns vary from 4 ply to DK in weight so good layering possibilities as the air cools.
We know a lot of folk bemoan the lower temperatures but we embrace the knitwear opportunities!
As ever you can come in to the shop to purchase or buy using PayPal if you email us to say which class, how many tickets – we’ll invoice, you pay, we keep tickets here until you can get to us or until the day of the class, whichever suits your circumstances best.
Privileged to be the only retail outlet for the mesmerising colour alchemy of UK indie dyer Lottie Knits.
In store now
Desert Rose 4 ply 400m per skein 50% baby camel 50% silk
Silken Singles 400m per skein 70% superwash merino 30% silk
Little Bird Sock 365m per skein 80% superwash merino 20% nylon
Creative and with a love of bright colours from a young age, Lottie has been obsessed with yarn and knitting since she taught herself to knit and design patterns to fill the void left by having to leave university due to illness.
A decade later, she has been working in the yarn industry for over seven years and her thirst for yarn and knitting knowledge is undiminished, so creating her own yarns seemed almost inevitable once she’d learnt to dye. Lottie lives near Chester with an increasingly unfeasible amount of yarn and a desire to knit all the things.
Newest publication in the house
A handsome collection of patterns and articles for men who knit and those who knit for them.
Edition 1 | Patina
Edition 2 | Navigate contains article on the Visible Mending Programme by Tom van Deijnen
£18.99 per book
The latest yarn from designer Rachel Coopey and (it’s too hard to resist the inevitable pun) comes hot on the heels of the success of the finer gauge Socks Yeah!
This latest collaboration with Fyberspates is a 75% fine superwash Merino wool/25% nylon blend so is robust, soft and machine washable on a 30 degree wool cycle – very user friendly.
The stitch definition is especially clean and pleasing in stocking stitch which makes it a great choice for garments as well as for socks.
We knitted the simple stocking stitch sweater with rolled edges from Erika Knight’s Knit for Baby leaflet to give the yarn a bit of a workout and were delighted with the results…..it’s available in the shop for you to see for yourselves.
If you’re a sock knitter, Rachel has designed a free pattern for you to give her new yarn a go: Bob (Friend of Dave) has a stocking stitch foot with textural columns on the cuff to show off the strong vertical definition of the fibres and can be found on ravelry or in store with a purchase of the yarn.
112m per skein
31 shades of Skinny Singles and all 30 shades of Sock Minis were added to stock; the Skinny Singles are selling so rapidly that a few shades are sold out already.
It’s been worth the wait as the colours are outstandingly good, the handle of the yarn is glorious and it’s great watching your inventive colour combining of Skinny Singles with shots of contrast in the form of a Sock Mini (or two. Or three. Or ………)
All we need now is a huge delivery of extra hours in the day and more knitting time please!
Thursday 1st September 2016
Can you believe we’ll be celebrating soon? What a year it has been and all thanks to the extraordinary support of you lovely lot.
We will be kicking off a month of jollity by being open for a bit during the day (1pm – 5pm) as well as our Knit Night from 7pm – 9pm.
To celebrate the best way we know…with yarn…we have worked with the magicians at SweetGeorgia Yarns to create a unique colourway of handpainted Superwash DK that echoes the hues of The Yarn Dispensary.
This custom shade launching in September will be exclusive to us and available in a limited quantity this year alongside semi solid shades to allow you to scheme and dream to your heart’s content.
The Yarn Dispensary Birthday Blend No.1
on a 234m per skein 100% superwash merino dk base; it echoes the colours of the shop from the rich blue pigeonholes, the bone white walls, the warm oak beams to the dusky grey of our frontage and the burnished gold of the pestle and mortar above the doorway.
One hundred skeins only
£24 a skein
The Yarn Dispensary
6 Market Place Faversham Kent ME13 7AG
01795 597 700