"NEW YEAR, NEW YARN"
– it’s a new year, and we have a fabulously sassy new yarn – ‘Time & Tide’ fat and thin merino wool.
Knitting with this lush merino wool and its hand-spun feel will give your handcrafted item a unique and beautiful finish.
During my recent Christmas break, I was inspired by the sea air and long winter beach walks – Time & Tide on the seashore! And I’d been itching to get started in creating new things with our fabulous new fat and thin yarn that had arrived just before Christmas, and during our fantastically busy time of shipping off the last of the festive season’s orders. Now I could create like crazy!
First creation of the holiday was a bed throw and I used 20mm knitting needles to create a lush and sensorial blanket, perfectly showcasing the undulating fat and thin yarn effect that gives Time & Tide its unique hand-spun feel.
Then came the BIG cardi that I’d been dying to try! I loved how this turned out, so comfy and snuggly – and I’m just busy writing up the pattern so that this can be available soon. Big cardis are perennial favourites and this one is no exception!
Hot off the needles that followed the big cardi, I made this new sweater with ‘Time & Tide’ fat and thin yarn. This, too, will have a pattern written up so that it can also be listed on our website and selling sites for you to enjoy.
To help you get started – here’s a couple of details as a guide to making your colour choice, as well as an idea of measurements and further info:
Soft and luxurious, our Time & Tide Yarn comes in four natural colours of Natural Grey, Pewter, Mink, and Cream.. Perfect for beginner knitters and those wanting a new experience, you can create something fabulously sassy in no time at all.
Details of each ball of Time & Tide Yarn
Blend: Merino Wool
Yarn Weight: Super chunky – thick and thin
Length: 100m per 200g approx
Crochet hook: 15-20mm
Needle Size: 10-20mm US 15-35
Time and Tide offers you the opportunity to use a wide range of needle sizes, knitted on 10mm you will have quite a close stitch, whereas knitted on 20mm you will have a looser more flowing stitch.
A 10 x 10 tension square knitted on:
10mm needles will measure 12cm (per 10 stitches) x 8cm (per 10 rows)
20mm needles will measure 20cm (per 10 stitches) x 12cm (per 10 rows)
Care for your Time and Tide yarn by hand washing and laying flat to dry.
Sourcing our wool
Our yarn is ethically sourced from ‘happy’ non-mulesed sheep.
Here is a selection of Time & Tide yarn creations, and wool images - also see our links to purchase your balls of Time & Tide yarn here, and to purchase our Luna Infinity Cowl Scarf DIY Knitting Kit here.
Knitting with our ‘Time & Tide’ fat and thin yarn definitely feels like the beginning of an excellent relationship! And I hope you also enjoy this sensorial and uplifting experience. Happy knitting!