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It was lovely to get some spinning time in after Christmas. But this time I wanted to try something different. I knew I wanted to have more control of colour order, but have never quite mastered Navajo plying. So the creation of fauxlags (fake rolags) seemed to be a good option to try. Using commercially [...]

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Sea Urchin shawl by Kyoko Nakayoshi

This stunning Sea Urchin shawl appeared in issue 82 of Knit Today magazine. It’s by Kyoko Nakayoshi – who works under the name of Cotton and Cloud. She regularly designs for magazines, so you’ve probably come across her work before, and releases her own collections twice a year. Kyoko also has a beautiful website – [...]

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Winter Thaw KAL and meet Elspeth

It seems a while ago now but hope you all had a happy and restful festive period. We had a very happy time in the Orr household and I managed plenty of relaxation time which was bliss. Lots of crafting time was had, but all for up-coming projects, so all I can show you is [...]

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Introducing Lenora (and shop update preview)

Lenora is a luxurious crescent-shaped shawlette, or full-sized shawl, depending on how many repeats you care to work and was designed exclusively for Skein Queen using Opulent cashmere by the talented Paulina Popiolek. Isn’t she gorgeous? And so wearable. Lenora is as light as a feather yet very warm and exceptionally soft making it a [...]

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Two projects and two lessons

These Sweet Robin Wrist-ees are by the wonderful Tiny Owl Knits. I’m in love with all of Stephanie’s quirky, woodland and fairytale designs (amongst others) and haven’t stop wearing these since I cast off over the weekend. I used Susan Crawford’s brand new Excelana yarn – the vintage colours are to die for – in [...]

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Wemake and casting on

Last Saturday saw Skein Queen and the outcasts heading to Chelsea Town Hall for wemake London craft fair. Mel (melarnomade) and Barbara (wildfennel) with Sue (halfandhalf) in the background setting up our stand. Barbara, Mela and Mel showing off our wares. Sue chatting about her beautiful cushions (I bought the one with the turquoise and [...]

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Laceweight cashmere

As Spring has officially sprung, I bring you four shades of new Cashmere Soft in laceweight now in the shop. It’s sumptuously soft and a treat to knit with – I started a Fountain Pen shawl in Ruby – a gorgeous pattern for a luxurious yarn. Each skein is 100% cashmere, 400 yards, is competitively [...]

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