A Year of Yarns!
2015 has been an exciting year on the yarn front here at Tangled Yarn with many new arrivals from both existing suppliers and new ones. Here are just a few of our yarn highlights:
We kicked off 2015 with the launch of our own brand, Mabel & Ivy. We have two yarns; Supersoft and Coast. Both have been received with amazing reviews from our customers and several knitting magazines which we couldn't be more thrilled about. Looking ahead to 2016 we'll be working with several independent designers to bring you exclusive patterns.
Malabrigo introduced us to their newest yarn, Mechita which has fast become one of our bestselling yarns and it's not hard to see why! It's a 100% superwash merino wool, single-ply fingering weight yarn,with a generous 420 yards per 100g skein. Ideally suited to accessories such as shawls as well as sweaters and cardigans, also great for baby knits it being superwash and wonderfully soft!. We have 22 colours in stock from semi-solids to variegated.
The Fibre Company found a new home at Tangled Yarn with the introduction of Cumbria, a worsted weight yarn which takes it's name from the beautiful English county of Cumbria. This wonderful yarn is a blend of merino wool, brown masham wool and mohair; it's overdyed in a stunning range of highly wearable colours and is the ideal choice for knitting sweaters.
Another more recent addition form The Fibre Company is Acadia, which is a longstanding favourite amongst knitters and crocheters alike. It knits up to a standard DK tension and is great for both accessories and garments. I lovely refer to it as "posh rustic" because it has a rustic appearance but has a soft hand.
Rosy Green Wool have played a big part in our yarn filled year with their rare breed yarns; Heb Merino Fine and Manx Merino Fine. Both yarns are spun and dyed here in the UK, they each come in eight colours with subtle differences between the two bases; the Manx has warmer tones than the Heb which is cooler. These two yarns are great for knitting accessories such as shawls.
I for one am looking forward to 2016 and what it brings! I've a few more yarns up my sleeve which will be revealed in all good time. So I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and wish you well for 2016!
Happy New Year
About the Author
Rachel Owen is the owner of Tangled Yarn. As a mother to two teenagers life is never dull! When she's not knitting can be found wandering the Pennines with her faithful cocker spaniel Bailee. Her favourite colour is blue or is it green? And she could sink a ship with the amount of tea she drinks!