Vote for The Yarn Dispensary in The British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2018

The British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2018

We are so touched and thrilled to have been nominated by you for the British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2018 – the support of lovely knitters and crocheters has resulted in us making the final for Best Local Independent Yarn Store, we are humbled and grateful for you cheering us on in our endeavours. You make our job a pleasure.

Voting is open and will close on 30th August 2018.

Vote now

If you enjoy what we do, you can vote and get yourself in with a chance of a prize thanks to Let’s Knit magazine.

The winners of the British Knitting and Crochet Awards will be announced at the end of September.

Please share and spread the word.

Thank you so much for including us amongst some of this industry’s favourites and congratulations to everyone else in the finals.

Voting closes in:


Please note we will be shut 29th July to 13th August for our annual summer break.


Qing Fibre

Our dazzling display of 20 shades of Qing Fibre Merino Singles will be available from the moment we open.
There aren’t many stockists of this yarn and it understandably doesn’t stay in stock long.

We placed our order at the start of the summer and met up with Layla, the talent behind the dyepots, in July to have a chat about what we’d like – that delivery arrived the other week and will be all yours this weekend.

London based Layla Qing is the artistic genius behind the indie dye label Qing Fibre. Originally from Beijing, Layla established her dancing colours on ethically sourced South American yarn bases in 2016 and has become one of the most coveted brands for a smile-inducing palette of vibrant hues.


Lottie Knits – Worldwide Exclusive

Privileged to be the only retail outlet for the mesmerising colour alchemy of UK indie dyer Lottie Knits.

In store now
Desert Rose 4ply 400m per skein 50% baby camel 50% silk
Silken Singles 400m per skein 70% superwash merino 30% silk
Queen Bee 4ply 400 metres per skein 55% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 45% Silk
Unicorn Tweed Sock 400 metres per skein 85% Superwash Merino, 15% Donegal Nep
Little Bird Sock 365m per skein 80% superwash merino 20% nylon

Breathtakingly beautiful.

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.


Rib No. 1 and No. 2

Newest publication in the house
rib magazine
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


Socks Yeah! DK

Launched at The Yarn Dispensary by Rachel Coopey.

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.

Ten colours
112m per skein
£5.75

 


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Hedgehog Fibres

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!


Happy Birthday to us

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.

Limited edition custom dyed Birthday yarn

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

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The Yarn Dispensary on Instagram

 Our latest collaboration is with local screen printer @loop.lisajones with a collection of small, long and square notions pouches on linen as shown here plus larger project bags available in store now. Creative collaborations with other designers are a good thing. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #looplisajones #screenprinting #linen #originaldesign #creativecollaboration #designled  Open road, clear day, ROAD TRIP! Heading for @yarningham #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #roadtrip #yayforyarnshowonadayoff  The customers made me do it/ it took NO persuading Have joined the @ysolda #gloamintide mystery knit-a-long as this @lottieknits Little Bird Sock was singing its siren song. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #ysolda #gloamintide #mkal #lottieknits #littlebird #littlebirdsock  Cute stuff in the Blush colourway of @fyberspates Vivacious DK. Pattern: Prairie Fire by @tincanknits #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #fyberspates #vivaciousdk #blush #tincanknits #prairiefire #oneskeinproject #cute  Altogether now “Summer breeze makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind......” 1. Buy two skeins of @knightkraft Studio Linen 2. Get free pattern 3. Pour long cool drink 4. Sit outdoors and knit #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #erikaknight #studiolinen #summerbreeze #earworm
 Next industry superstar sharing expertise and skills with you is @tomofholland He’s with us early in September; we have clients travelling from Scotland and Devon to attend as Tom’s classes are a rare and treasured occurrence. Designer Residency: Tom of Holland Darning Masterclass Saturday 8th September Tom will teach you Swiss, Scottish and stocking darning methods. Bring: any items you would like to fix under Tom’s expert guidance. All materials provided. Two spaces left £70 each. Specialist Darning Masterclass Sunday 9th September This specialist darning class teaches you how to repair holes that are too large for regular darning. You are encouraged to bring things that need fixing to receive expert guidance from Tom. Skill level: able to knit and graft (as for the closing of a sock toe.) Five spaces left £70 each. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #tomofholland #darning #visiblemending #loveyourclothes  We are so touched and thrilled to have been nominated by you for the British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2018 – the support of lovely knitters and crocheters has resulted in us making the final for Best Local Independent Yarn Store, we are humbled and grateful for you cheering us on in our endeavours. You make our job a pleasure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Voting is open and will close on 30th August 2018. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can vote following the link on our site or you can pop in to fill out a paper copy of the form. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you enjoy what we do, you can vote and get yourself in with a chance of a prize thanks to @letsknitmag ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The winners of the British Knitting and Crochet Awards will be announced at the end of September. Please share and spread the word. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #knitting #knitaddict #crochet #knittersofinstagram #britishknittingawards #letsknitmagazine #letsknit #knittingandcrochetawards #ourcustomersareawesome  Following on from Robina’s Shawl and Tell in our previous post, here’s the large size @westknits magnificent #Hellik pattern and it’s oodles of undulating picot cast off. Strong repeated bands of colour from @coopknits @fyberspates @lottieknits - now there’s a talented textile trinity to worship! #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #westknits #coopknits #fyberspates #lottieknits #hellik #picotcastoff #castingoff #knittersofinstagram #shawlandtell  What a glorious day - have a fantastic Faversham Pride, let your flags fly joyfully. Love is love. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #favershampride #inclusive #loveislove  Beautiful light, sunshine and warm air this morning - our little lamb in the window is smiling. Don’t be baa-shful, come on in we are here until 5pm. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #glorious #happylamb #thesunhasgothishaton
 Unlike government, our summer break won’t upset the future of the running of the country - it might delay a few of your knitting plans if you don’t stock up before we close though! #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #summerbreak #yarnsupplies #loungeringabout  We are getting ready for Knit Night and late night opening. 7-9pm. Tunnock’s restocked #theyarndispensary #lys #faversham #tunnocks #knitnight #poweredbytunnocks  Shawl and tell moment: Another customer finished project in a richly burnished version of @westknits #Hellik - not the first one of these Robina has made as it’s ‘the best stashbuster’ she says. We LOVE this pattern and the fun of colour/fibre/texture combining it contains. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #westknits #shawlandtell  All the stripes in store as the @pompommag trunk show has landed. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #pompomquarterly #trunkshow #stripes #summerstripes #getyourkniton #knittersofinstagram  Designer Residency No.2 with @kariebookish is a wrap. Bright, brilliant, engaging and with a ‘please tell us when Karie is coming back’ list from this weekend’s workshops - always a good day with this wonderful woman I am honoured to call friend. Love her to bits. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #kariewestermann #karieontour #designerresidency #knittersofinstagram #knitting #knitstagram #getyourkniton
 A selection of the treasure trove from @textilegarden .....sigh..... #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #buttonheaven #textilegarden #yarningham  You know what magpies we are for good finishing touches and how we add to our usual stock lines of natural fibre buttons and our exclusive Rose Dickinson ceramic ones and when we find treasures worthy of your discerning taste? How about these French vintage glass buttons - the largest of the three sizes of black ones are 12mm across and the smallest of the two sizes of white ones are 8mm. Reasonable stock (unless you’re going for the whole Pearly Kings and Queens look) but when they’re gone, they’re gone. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #finishingtouches #vintage #vintageglassbuttons #shiny #magpie  Tuesday temptation in the form of a fresh delivery of @lottieknits - here’s a peek at three of our parcel but there’s more mouthwatering offerings in store. We restocked Little Bird Sock, Silken Singles and Queen Bee 4 Ply. Yum. We know there’s a loyal following for the alchemic genius that is Lottie. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #lottieknits #queenbee #silkensingles #littlebirdsock  Saturday show and tell with Sam @auroraknit resplendent in True Colours wrap by @mairlynd using @coopknits SocksYeah! @lottieknits Little Bird Sock Advent Calendar mini skeins and @mintbeeyarn from stash. Swipe for full glory of the wrap and @letesknits Este top knitted in the delicately delicious Silken Singles by @lottieknits #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #saturdayshowandtell #showusyourwoolly #knittersofinstagram #auroraknitsblankets #lottieknits #coopknits #socksyeah #melanieberg #truecolours #littlebird #mintbee #letesknits  #Repost @kariebookish ・・・ The agenda for today at @theyarndispensary ❤ #theyarndispensary #faversham #kariewestermann #knit #knitting #knittersofinstagram

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