One of the most common exclamations when people enter the Pittenweem shop is - "Love your wallpaper!"
So what better way to celebrate the shop's 10th birthday than an exclusive limited edition colourway from My Mama Knits called... Love Your Wallpaper!
Using her popular Choufunga 4ply yarn base this yarn is perfect for socks but one hank is also enough for a small shawl/scarf.
Looking back through older shop samples I came across Antarktis designed by Janina Kallio. The combination of garter stitch and eyelets make this asymmetrical shawl bigger than our own asymmetrical scarf. A great example of how far 400m of 4ply can stretch and a good way to 'break up' the colours in variegated yarns.
The longer shape is also quite versatile!
It also can't be overstated how much fun variegated yarn is to use. Watching little pops of colours on your needles or hook come together in unexpected ways!
You can buy Love Your Wallpaper! here or in the Pittenweem shop.
Fancy another simple one hank project instead?
We have several free patterns which you can download or pick up in the shop.
I also think it would look good knitted up as our Simple Cowl.
And of course it's stunning as socks...
I'm using my current favourite sock pattern (the heel is so neat) written for magic loop but easy to adapt for however you knit your small circumferences.
I love how slip stitches on the heel give a pixelated effect!
Celebrating our 10 year anniversary (2011 - 2021) this exclusive colourway from My Mama Knits is inspired by our shop wallpaper!
Hand dyed by Sunshine in the Borders of Scotland, Love Your Wallpaper is now available in two different yarn bases.
Choufunga is a 4ply fingering weight yarn. It combines soft superwash merino with nylon for a smooth finish and a bit of extra stretch and strength. Perfect for socks, it works well in other 4ply knitting and crochet patterns too - accessories, garments, and blankets.
Don't Talk Back is a 4ply fingering weight yarn. It combines superwash merino and nylon with yak. The undyed yarn colour is grey giving a moodier take on the bright popping shades of Love Your Wallpaper. Great for socks, it's also perfect for garments and accessories. The yak also adds a bit more drape and even more softness.
Sunshine dyes in small batches, creating families of shades that work fantastically as fades or as one hank projects. Her inspirations are varied and each hank of yarn is unique. So if you are using more than one to hank of a shade in your project you should alternate between the hanks for the best overall colour matching.
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What do you think of our Antarktis. Will you make one?
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