We are joining in with "Yarn Shop Day" again this year and will be on our "own patch" at Burscough Wharf on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal for the day the 6th May 2017 and the following day, Sunday the 7th.
Yarn shop day weekend 2017 on The Wool Boat
Saturday and Sunday the 6th and 7th of May
We will be adding more and more information over the next days as we get nearer to the weekend...
3 for 2 offer on J C Brett's Twinkle and Legacy, so 3 balls of a sparkly or a pure wool one, lots of shades and all 3 balls for £6.
Carole has been working on pattern for a cushion cover to knit from these yarns, and the pattern will be free on the day if you buy 3 balls of yarn.
We are going to extend the range of WYS Wensleydale "Gems", let us know which ones you would like us to get in. Details here 100 gram skeins are £8.50, but only £7.65, can you feel it and buy any cheaper anywhere else?
Carole again has produced a Hat pattern for this yarn and again it will be free with purchases of the yarn.
Carole has designed and knittted this cushion cover especially for Yarn Shop Day 2017
The cushion cover is 15inches by 15 inches square, with two cabled panels and 6 buttons to close the access flap.
This is the 12th garment Carole finished in 2017.
The cushion cover is for sale for £12.50.
Knitted from J C Brett's "Twinkle" a dk acrylic yarn which is available in a wide range of vibrant colours.
The pattern will be available free on Yarn Shop day with purchases of the yarn to knit it with.
The will be goody bags for the first few customers each day...
More to come.......
Archive from 2016 and before
Yarn shop Day 2016
following on from last years great weekend in Cheshire we are doing
Yarn shop day in West Lancashire, or is it Merseyside? this year.
All Weekend, knit and natter outside the boat if the weather is fit,
bring your own chair and, free patterns, free advice, lots of British Yarns
Yarn shop day, Saturday 30th April,
flash sales throughout the day.
10 - 11 in the morning J C Bretts Woodlander normally
£3.50 per 100 gram for a hour it'll be £3.00
1-2 in the afternoon Baby Wools normally £2.50
per 100 gram wiil be £2 and normal price eg
Magiknit normally £3.20, £2.60 for this hour
and for the final hour from 4-5 J.C Bretts Twinkle
is normally £3 now £2.50.
Super socky Sunday, May 1st discounts on Sock yarn,
and free sock patterns.
Mad Marble Monday May 2nd discounts on J.C Bretts Marble Dk and Marble Chunky.
Yarn Shop Day 2015
unfortunately due to Kate Schofield not being very well she won't be able to join us for Yarn Day, so we won't have any of her yarn on board, we'll catch up with her later in the summer...
Carole has been busy knitting bunting for the boat,
It's Capt Col's job to fix it up for Saturday
Some of our yarn suppliers have sent us copies of patterns that we can print
out and give away to you, our customers.
All the books on our knitting book shop shelf are 50% off the cover price
Celebrate Yarn Shop day 2015, afloat, with us at Rode Heath.
Emma Maye at Rode Heath last year
Let's knit magazine have organized a day to celebrate local independent yarn
shops, and this year we are joining in.
We have decided to be at Rode Heath near Alsager on the Trent and Mersey canal
and will be open 10-5 on Saturday the 2nd of May.
We have a bit of work to do to get to Rode Heath and we did quite a bit of thinking as to where we should be for this day. So we worked out that Rode Heath may be a good place..
Well there are no local yarn shops, as far as we know, so we are not trading on anyone else's patch.
There are good moorings at Rode Heath, with some nice picnic tables that would make a good place for a knit and natter if the weather is fit.
There is a good pub:-) more details to come
This is the day, but we will expand the day over the 3 days of the
bank holiday weekend.
There are good moorings opposite The Broughton Arms pub where there is
plenty of car parking.
For the weekend we are having a go at
promoting British YarnWooly Knit's Country side tweed, double knit, 100% British Wool
The Wool Boat has recently taken aboard and into stock six new shade's of Wooly Knits Countryside Tweed double knitting yarn.
From left to right on the basket are
Colour Name Shade no
Grey/Blue fleck Brecon 1522 /11
Dark Purple Highland 51113
Fawn Flecks Sandstone 1810
Green flecks Hewitts 1522 08
Purple flecks Nevis 1522 01
Grey flecks Dartmoor OS1733
These yarns are spun in Yorkshire from 100% British Wool into a double knitting weight.
The balls weigh 100gram and there is 204m/ 228 yards of yarn within the ball.
Recommended needles are 4 mm and the tension of a 10 x 10 cm square of 22 st and 28 rows.
The yarn is priced at £6.50 a ball
All are available from The Wool Boat, or can be posted out.
Wooly knits own website is here
A range of yarn spun in West Yorkshire ideal for sock knitting, and named after native birds.
75% Wool of which 35% is Bluefaced Leicester and 25% Nylon.
100gram balls 400m/437 yards 3.25mm needles
We have five shades aboard now, no 818, Blue tit, in Blue and Yellows
no 855 Phesant in Brown and Greens
no 861 Bullfinch in Red and Greys
no 862 Mallard in Blue and Browns
no 864 Wood Pigeon in Grey and Purples
The price is £7 per 100gram ball and are in our on line shop
West Yorkshire spinners web site is here
But if you can't make it to the boat we do a postage service,
see the on line shop or give us a ring.