Garter Tab Cast-on Tutorial

Garter Tab Cast-on Tutorial

by Laura Chau November 29, 2019

How to knit a garter tab cast on for top down shawls.
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Moss DK and Moss Light - New Yarns from our Dye Studio

Moss DK and Moss Light - New Yarns from our Dye Studio

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com November 22, 2019

Our latest Ysolda brand yarn is Moss, available as Moss DK and Moss Light (a fingerinf 4 ply). We chose the name because this 2-ply blend of British Blue Faced Leicester and Masham is soft, pillowy, and lustrous; it truly reminds me of walking on a mossy forest floor.
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Daniel's Hat, a free pattern

Daniel's Hat, a free pattern

by Ysolda Ltd Collaborator November 14, 2019

Our gift to you, a free pattern for a simple hat in super squishy brioche rib that that'll look great on everyone! This easy worsted weight hat is worked seamlessly in the round with a 2x2 rib brim and brioche rib body. Includes photo and video tutorials for brioche rib and brioche decreases.
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How to work Brioche Stitch in the round

How to work Brioche Stitch in the round

by Laura Chau November 14, 2019

Brioche stitch is stretchy, squishy, fun to knit and oh so warm! Here are some helpful video tutorials from Ysolda to demonstrate how to knit brioche stitch in the round.
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Bleideag: an easy yoke sweater that beginners can tackle

Bleideag: an easy yoke sweater that beginners can tackle

by Laura Chau November 08, 2019

Bleideag is easy and relaxing to knit, available in a wide size range, and would be perfect for your first colourwork sweater project! The larger needles and quick chunky gauge make short work of this classic wardrobe staple. Here are links to tutorials that will help you tackle Bleideag, every step of the way. 
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Alternating cable cast on tutorial

Alternating cable cast on tutorial

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com November 01, 2019

An alternating cable cast on is a useful, stretchy cast on for ribbing that’s less fussy to work than a tubular cast on. It’s worked like a regular cable cast on, but instead of casting on each stitch knitwise stitches are alternately cast on knitwise and purlwise.

This tutorial includes both step by step photos and videos so you can use whichever suits you better.

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Ysolda Club - 2020 plans

Ysolda Club - 2020 plans

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com October 30, 2019

This post was originally in our newsletter last week and since then several subscribers have reached out with incredible kindness to say that they'll miss the club but want to keep supporting us. We appreciate that so much, and, although we obviously need purchases to keep the business going there are lots of other ways that you can support us. I've added a few notes at the end on ways that you can support our business and my design work without spending money. All of them apply to other small yarn businesses, and many of them to small businesses of all kinds. 

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Bleideag – coming November 1st

Bleideag – coming November 1st

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com October 24, 2019

This is the pullover Bex has been dreaming of since we first decided to order Einrúm, after we visited Iceland together for 24 hours on our way home from the 2017 Women’s march in Washington DC. We found Einrúm in lots of little boutiques in Reykjavik and fell in love with its subtle shimmer.
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Designing with Nightshades, a guest post by Whitney Hayward

Designing with Nightshades, a guest post by Whitney Hayward

by Ysolda Ltd Collaborator October 18, 2019

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Gansey Bundle and Channel Island Cast On Tutorial

Gansey Bundle and Channel Island Cast On Tutorial

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com October 17, 2019

We love Gansey patterning and decided to go into our archive and reknit two old favourites. These were originally made in Blend no.1 and have now been reknit in Neighborhood Fiber Company Capital Luxury Sport. The cowl is made in Hollins Market and the hat in Reservoir Hill.
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Pre-Brexit update

Pre-Brexit update

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com October 16, 2019

With less than two weeks to go, we still don’t know what Brexit will look like, or whether it’s happening at all on October 31st. Like every other small business in the UK we’ve been trying to plan, without having much idea of what we’re planning for. 
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How to join the shoulders on Wardie

How to join the shoulders on Wardie

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com October 11, 2019

The Wardie cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up.  When the front and back are complete they're joined at the shoulders and then the sleeves are worked from stitches picked up around the armhole.

If you're interested in knitting Wardie but aren't sure about the finishing here's how the shoulders and sleeve go together.

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