6 January 2016

new yarn

I was lucky to receive as a gift several balls of yarn. They were bought in Lighthouse Yarns, a shop in the Bank House, Whitehead. The balls are part of the Vintage Collection, which come in different weights and have been reloved from local woollen mills and are absolutely gorgeous...

For my first project I used the 4 ply white slub yarn and combined it with a black 4 ply yarn and a silver thread for a bit of sparkle. I used the free pattern from Purl Soho - Fisherman's Rib Scarf, available here.

I love this pattern and have used it before as it doesn't need blocking and the rib makes the scarf springy and cosy. Using 8mm needles the scarf knit up in no time.
Now thinking of other unique projects to use up rest of the vintage yarn.
Till next time, Ali


  1. The yarn looks lovely Ali and it has knitted up into a gorgoeus scarf!
    I have some vouchers for Lighthouse, I must pay them a visit.
    V x

  2. OOh what fabulous cakes Ali! Sounds great to relove vintage...
    Your scarf looks beautiful I can almost feel the spring!
    Can't beat a bit of sparkle!
    Hope you have lots of proud wearing!
    Ali xx

  3. How lovely, the silver thread was a brilliant idea too xx

  4. Beautiful yarn and beautiful scarf it looks so soft and warm. :)

  5. such great new yarn, and I love how you held the black and white together with the silver thread- such a multidimensional scarf! So pretty.

  6. I've been in purl soho , not a huge shop but everything in it is special

  7. I've been in purl soho New York but never in lighthouse whitehead !


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