Hole and Sons Pure Wool

A few months ago Claire of The Woolly Thistle approached me to say that she had her hands on the VERY last few batch of Hole and Sons gorgeous Pure Wool. This yarn created quite the following in 2014 through Ben’s stunning photos on his instagram feed where he shared the ins and outs of his farming life . While the yarn sadly couldn’t continue, you have one more final chance to purchase it at The Woolly Thistle! I designed one of my popular shawls, Tales from the Isle of Purbeck, using this wonderful yarn. It was originally posted as a MKAL, but since that is long over I have revisited the pattern so that it now reads more fluidity. As I once wrote “Hole and Sons Pure Wool is the inspiration behind this design – a unique DK single source yarn coming from the Isle of Purbeck, England. As a Brit and farmer myself, I have quite a soft spot for their small batch yarn. Hole and Sons Pure Wool is so purposefully and carefully created – from field, to mill, to your needles – that I wanted to create a design that reflects the yarn’s integrity. In addition, I am always conscious to design something that is worn easily and comfortably, suiting many outfits and different occasions. You will work on a project that is delicate yet not fragile, special but universal. This yarn wants to be worn, loved and used for many years. It’s crisp handle and rustic nature begs to be put to work, and I can see it will only get better with age.”

The Woolly Thistle is offering this very last special batch of beautiful yarn as kits, along with a copy of  the Tales from the Isle of Purbeck pattern.

She will have two updates TODAY! Make sure to read carefully, and set your alarms!

The Hole & Sons Purbeck Kit includes the following:
6, 50g balls of Hole & Sons yarn in your choice of Fog, Coast or Shale; a beautiful and professionally printed pattern of the shawl pattern ~ Tales from the Isle of Purbeck by Annie Claire ~ and a canvas American-made tote bag from The Woolly Thistle of a good size to house this beautiful project. 
The printed pattern includes a unique Ravelry code so you may also download the pattern electronically.  





After months, and months, and months of rain we finally have a forecast of sun, for, no joke, more than a week!! And so I feel there’s no better reason for a FLASH SALE! (Someone’s feeling cheery!)

☀ You can get a whopping 50% off all my self published patterns on ravelry for the next 24 hrs! Just use “SUNFUN” at checkout! ☀

(Sale runs 4/27 9am to 4/28 9am PST)

Happy Sun everyone!



Sweater Knitting!

Having had plans to cast on my Sister’s Miss Bracken for the knit-along last week, I got a bit distracted*, but today I found an hour to sit down and do just that! Such a fast knit, I’m already done with neck shaping and a good few rows through some raglan increases! I have such a soft spot for Quarry, it’s soft and smooth, and all those flecks of colour!

Wednesday is our first KAL Prize day! I will be choosing (with the help of my Sister) our favourite in-progress shot on Ravelry! So make sure you have your project up and mention in the notes that you are knitting it as part of the KAL. You can use #brackensweaterKAL tag in your project page too. The first prize are these amazing wooden accessories from Sincere Sheep! There is a wood stitch gauge ruler, a cute needle gauge, and a magnetic needle keep! Can’t wait to see your entires – we will be looking at photos around midday (PST) Wednesday!

*The distraction is a pink sweater – yes, Pink. I found this beautiful cotton/wool yarn from Cestari at my LYS only a week ago, and couldn’t put down. It’s true what they say, the best time to read a book is when you first purchase it – same goes for yarn. Pink is NOT my colour, yet this one I’m just going for. Check out my progress (and angst) on instagram 🙂

Oh and that big pile of Quince yarn on my kitchen table? Something really fun for Summer!!