Yarn O'Clock

There's always time for yarn…


January 2021 Mystery Knitalong

January 2021 – any ideas? Anyone?

Well, Kath & I have come up with a cunning plan… ok, so we haven’t, but Kath has designed another mystery knit along for us. For three weeks in January, a Colourwork accessory, to challenge (maybe) and delight. Who wants to join us and give yourself something to look forward to when other things look uncertain?

Starting Friday 8th January 2021, then Friday 15th January 2021 and the last part on Friday 22nd January 2021

The kit includes:

3 shades of Rowan Moordale, 25g/58m

8 stitch markers


Project bag

Kits are available for £20 or just the pattern for £4.00

You can choose from the following shades:

Ash, Beetroot, Berry Burst, Blue Moor, Dahlia Deep, Eucalyptus, Gooseberry, Pepper, Pewter, Turmeric.

You can check out the shades on the website at: https://yarnoclock.co.uk/yarns/yarns-n-z/rowan/moordale/

The needles you will need are:

3.25mm 40cm circular needles or DPNS

3.75mm circular needles and/or DPNS

Hurry…who knows how long we’ll be open for…

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2020 Advent Calendar

Yarn O’clock’s Advent Calendar 2020


An exciting package of 24 British 4ply wools, in a beautiful array of colours, including yarns from Cambrian Wool, Nellie & Eve, Baa Ram Ewe and Garthenor

Price : £24 with handmade willow wreath or £18 for just the yarn.

Each day you will be opening a small parcel containing 9m of a 100% British 4ply, with this yarn you can crochet &/or knit a flower to attach to the handwoven willow wreath.  These flowers will take less than half an hour to create, less time the more you do. 

So create time every day, during the busy month of December, in this very strange year, to be still and create something beautiful.

The yarns so far:

Day 1: Cambrian 4ply Gwymon

Day2: Pip Chevin

Day3: Pip Dalby

Day4: Pip Eccup

Day5: Pentland Sicily

Day6: Cambrian 4ply Hafan Blue

Day7: Pentland Trawler

Day8: Pip North Sea

Day9: Pip Bishopthorpe

Day10: Pentland Elderberry

Day11:Nellie & Eve Viola Light

Day12: Cambrian 4ply Perl

Day13: Cambrian 4ply Rhosyn

Day14: Pip Rhubarb

Day15: Pip Rose Window

Day16: Pentland Poppy

Day17: Pip Wesley Bob

Day18: Pip Bantam

Day19: Cambrian 4ply Welsh Red

Day20: Pip Viking

Day21: Cambrian 4ply Ironstone

Day22: Pip Brass Band

Day23: Cambrian 4ply Mineral

Day24: Pip Filey

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Making Stories Issue 3 offer

Making Stories Issue 3 is now in stock and we are doing a fantastic offer for you.

Petiole by Stephanie Earp is a top-down, lacy yoked sweater knitted in Carol Feller’s Nua. Nua is a merino, linen and yak mix which gives a drapey texture and amazing stitch definition.

Until the end of July 2020, there is a 10% discount if you buy the yarn and the magazine. For the smallest size – 5 skeins of Nua are needed for the smallest size 35″, and 7 for the largest 57″, so with 10% off that’s £60 – £75 for the yarn and magazine.

These are the shades available (and only whilst stocks last) Angry Monkey, Bare Necessities, Kitten Fluff, Mosquito Coast and Rolling Bales.

Unfolding is also in the magazine, knitted in 4 – 5 skeins of Garthenor Number 1, or Cairngorm

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What Do Points Make? MKAL

A new project to keep your hands busy in these strange times.

What Do Points Make??  Yarn O’clock’s 4th MKAL!

A summer throw-over in 4 generous sizes, you just need 380 – 1070m of laceweight yarn & 4.5mm needles (circular for ease or straight)


This MKAL is being released in 3 easy-to-follow parts on:

Friday 12th June

Friday 26th June

Friday 10th July


Who’s joining us??

Check out the webpage for more info:


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One week down

So how are you all doing?  It is an odd time we are living through, isn’t it?

What have you been upto?  Well, I am trying to get somethings finished before I start new projects ( we’ll see how long that lasts 😂)

So I have finished a couple of WIPS, one is a display garment for the shop from the Rowan Spring Summer Magazine 67.  I knitted Beauvoir by Georgia Farrell, in Kidsilk Haze and Fine lace, held together so it gives a beautiful soft feel.  I choose different shades to the ones in the magazine as there is so much scope to play with colour when you are combining two yarns – especially when they have such an amazing shade range. Apologies for the photo… not the easiest colour to capture and it is a tad small for me to model, when I have it in the shop I will put up another photo.


The other is my Discord Hat by Bristol Ivy – I just had to knit this 😁, if you want the details look on my Ravelry page

I cast on for the large size and when I started on the decreasing discovered I had cast on  more stitches than I needed 🤦‍♀️ ….so I had to do some creative knitting 😁 but I think it looks fantastic.. what do you think?

Then I have also gone back to my Tuck Stitches book by Nancy Marchant, to try out each stitch, I had managed to get to number 34 but then stopped. So now it seems like a good time to pick it up again. Also there are more pictures on my Ravelry page.


The shop is closed until the social distancing and isolation is lifted.  This means I no longer see you all and I, like all small (and large) businesses, worry about what the future may bring. Please remember us when this is over….

Not having an online shop means that I am not sending out loveliness to you and that makes me sad.  However if you live in Mold and are desperate I can include you on my daily exercise, so get in touch…. I will popping into the shop at regular intervals, so you can leave a message and I can get back to you.  

I hope you are staying safe, keeping busy, exercising and taking time out to breath each day.

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Tomorrow(Tuesday 24th March 2020), the shop will be open as normal, however due to Covid-19, for all our sakes, the shop then will only open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings 10 till 12 for collections. Please let me know by email or message what you need. Local delivery can also be arranged until further notice.

Tomorrow, please, only enter the shop if there is no other customer.
Thank you for your support.
Stay safe and well.
💕💕 What more can I say 💕


4th Birthday!

4th birthday

So 4 years ago yesterday, I opened this little yarn shop in Mold!  I know 4 years and it wouldn’t have been possible without all the support of you out there, near and far.  The support from customers, local businesses, suppliers, friends and the rest of you, has been amazing and I want to thank you all (whilst throwing my arms in the air).  So ‘Thank You’ and here’s hoping the next 4 years (&more) are as fun.


With regards to the current situation, I will keep the shop open as long as it is sensible too, although the opening hours may reduce.  Keep an eye on the website and other social media outlets for current open hours.  If you want a delivery – local to Mold only or a kerbside pick up or a postal delivery, these are also possible.  Just let me know what you need/want.


Please support the local businesses and communities around you, if you can.


Stay safe and well, and see you after the dust has settled.


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North Wales and nearby Yarn Crawl

So when you are out and about on your holidays or just fancy a road trip, here is a list of some of the fantastic yarn shops in the North Wales and nearby area!  I have not visited them all but have heard from those who have, so please check if they have products you may like and their opening times.   Here’s the map

There are some more that I haven’t included but I am sure you will be able to fill the days with this selection ;

Ewe & Ply

(they have also opened a shop & cafe in Oswestry: Ewe & Ply and the Eclectic Tearoom, 11, English Walls, Oswestry, SY11 2PA )

Ewe Felty Thing

Find Me Knitting

Knit One…

The Lost Sheep Company

The Naked Spinner

Ovis Yarns

Snowdonia Wools

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