Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Mind The Gap in new sport weight!

Now it's not just sock knitters who get to enjoy the stripy, Tubey fun! This week, self striping Mind The Gap will be released as a sport weight yarn. I'm thinking leg warmers, gauntlets, snuggly toddler trousers ...  what will you want to make?

This is my 'Stratus' base, which is 100% super wash Bluefaced Leicester. It's lovely and comfortable for next-to-skin garments, and such a pleasure to knit with. Each 100g skein has 262 metres (286 yards), and it knits up to 24-26sts to 10cm (4 inches) on 3.5-3.25mm needles. The swatch photographed was on 3.5mm, and gave me 26sts.

To give some guidance about how it will knit up: a 100g skein has approximately four repeats of the entire 12 colour sequence. One repeat on the illustrated swatch (or toy puppy blanket, as my son has decided) measures 6.5 inches (16.5cm) by 11 inches (28cm). Therefore, one 100g skein would knit a piece of fabric approximately 13 inches (33cm) by 22 inches (56cm). 

A 100g skein is priced at £17. Mind The Gap 'Stratus' will be available from 9pm BST on Thursday 28th November, at www.trailingclouds.com

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Listings for Thursday 5th September

The store at www.trailingclouds.com has been updated for this week. The high twist Mind The Gap is back this evening, for those who prefer a thicker sock yarn. This durable Blue Faced Leicester and nylon base has a lovely, bouncy texture, and as a thicker yarn (365m to a 100g skein), makes gorgeous cosy socks.

New this week is Tartelette self striping sock yarn: mouthwatering stripes of kiwi, custard, pumpkin, cocoa, raspberry and mushroom. 

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Listings for Thursday 29th August

The store at www.trailingclouds.com has been updated with the colourways I have in stock, and they will be going live at 9pm BST this evening. 

Lots of lovely Mind The Gap this week, some Primary: Secondary, and a return for Lolalegs.  

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Listings for Thursday 31st July

Mind The Gap will be back in stock this evening at www.trailingclouds.com at 9pm BST.

Also listing are some skeins of a pretty new colourway too: Gardening Leave. Subtle tones reminiscent of cool florals and a cottage garden. Perfect for summer evening knitting!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Listings for Thursday 11th July

One Scoop, Two Scoop

Red scoop, blue scoop. And brown scoop. And yellow. Although it's more of a purple than a blue. And more of a pink than a red...

Mouthwatering colours, striping in cassis, raspberry, bubblegum, Cornish cream, chocolate and blueberry. Yum! 

One Scoop, Two Scoops is available on my 4 ply base yarn, 75% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 25% nylon - perfect for comfortable, hard wearing socks. 

Other listings this evening are Mind The Gap, Blithe, Catch Me if You Knit and Primary:Secondary.
Please note that the update is going to be an hour later this week, at 10pm BST.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Listings for Thursday 4th July

This evening at 9pm BST at Trailing Clouds, Primary:Secondary is debuting on the high twist base. Lovely, durable, squishy yarn in the brightest and boldest of colour ways!

Catch Me if You Knit is back too

As well as some Blithe, Newly Sprung, and Mind The Gap.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Listings for Thursday 27th June

Among the listings this evening at www.trailingclouds.com are Newly Sprung, a charming stripe sequence of poppy red, sunshine, bubblegum, Prussian blue, cerise and lavender. This is a 4 ply superwash yarn, 75% Blue Faced Leicester and 25% Nylon. Deliciously comfortable, yet so hard wearing, it yields 425m to a 100g skein. Like my other 6 stripe yarns, this is priced at £16.25.

Also making its first appearance this evening is Blithe. This yarn has a high twist, and is a bit thicker than the 4 ply above, with 365 metres (399 yards) to a 100g skein. It's a blend of 80% superwash Blue Faced Leicester wool and 20% nylon. The stripe sequence is charcoal, orange, silver, yellow, apple and mint (sorry! I laid it out wrong in the picture below. Swap the yellow and apple around in your head...)

Also this evening are some listings of Mind The Gap yarn, and Primary:Secondary.

Thanks for visiting! 
Gloria xx