The Knitting Goddess is an independent dyer of British knitting yarns, producing hand dyed yarns from British wool. Their yarns are dyed in small batches, which means that every skein is unique and unrepeatable.
We have a limited number of One Farm skeins and Britsock skeins left and a few f their amazing project bags.
One Farm Yarn – wool from two breeds, Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) and the wonderfully named North Country Mule (a BFL Swaledale cross breed). Both flocks live at Fiddlers Green Farm near Harrogate. After shearing the 250kg of fleece were bagged up and took a 25 mile road trip to the Haworth Scouring Company. From there the wool travelled another 20 miles to Laycock International for carding and preparation for spinning. Another 5 mile journey got the carded wool to Laxtons for spinning, plying and skeining. Finally, 2 months after shearing, the first batch of finished skeins travelled another 18 miles to Harrogate. That’s a journey of 72 miles in Yorkshire from sheep to dye pot. Proper Yorkshire yarn.
Fibre: 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 50% North Country Mule, 2017 clip
Care: Cool Handwash
Britsock – in 100g skeins
Fibre: 40% British Bluefaced Leicester, 20% British Wensleydale, 20% British Alpaca, 20% nylon
Care: Cool Handwash
Perfect for smaller projects, these deceptively spacious little bags will hold two 100 gram cakes of yarn and needles. They’re also ideal of makeup bags or a place to gather a collection of small essentials which will otherwise hide in the bottom of your bag.
The bags are made in a Fair Trade factory in India. The cotton is both Fair Trade and organic, so the people who produced the cotton and made the bag have been fairly treated. Heavy weight cotton canvas will ensure your bag has a long life.
The bags aren’t lined – instead all of the seams are finished with cotton tape for a neat and long lasting finish. The bags close with a chunky metal zip, further enhanced with a screen printed and laser cut tag.
The bags have a gusset on the bottom, measurements are
Length along zip 27cm.
Zip opening 23cm.
|Please bear in mind that all these photos were taken on a smartphone, and so this may not be a true representation of the colours.|