Check out these fantastic products to add to your crafty stash!
Make your own Welsh Red Dragon with Knitty Critters’ enchanting crochet kit. Draco is made using market-leading Bernat Blanket yarn which is super soft and easy to work with. The kit contains everything you need, including a full set of instructions. At 25cm tall and 40cm wide he really is a majestic make. The kit has an RRP of £25. Find this, and a fantastic selection of other animal kits at knittycritters.co.uk
Woolly Tales is a delightful series of children’s picture books by knitter Nicola and graphic designer and illustrator Andy, whose young son inspired the series. Each story features a knitted character and includes a beginner-friendly pattern to make the animal. There are currently eight books with more on the way, including Myrtle the pig, Merrybelle the donkey, and Sprackle the mole. They cost just £4.99, with free UK delivery. Check out the full range at woolly-tales.com
Family-owned business Edith and Blanche specialises in producing high quality, ethically sourced yarns using local and organic materials. This gorgeous chunky British wool yarn is 100% organic and comes in natural shades or is coloured by hand with natural dyes at the brand’s Portsmouth studio. The thick and thin texture gives a wonderful handspun feel and it’s perfect for knitting up cosy accessories for forthcoming autumn/winter season. Find out more at edithandblanche.com
This fabulous homeware set is one of the latest designs from King Cole and you can find this pattern and more at Wool4Less. It’s from leaflet KC5534 and is knitted in King Cole Big Value Big, a brand new mega chunky acrylic yarn that knits up on 15mm and 20mm needles! It comes in 250g balls and you only need six to knit this gorgeous bed runner. See the full range of patterns and yarns at wool4less.co.uk
Popular author, blogger and sock specialist Christine Perry, a.k.a Winwick Mum, has teamed up with West Yorkshire Spinners to produce four exclusive colourways in the brand’s Signature 4ply yarn. It blends 75% British wool with 25% nylon and the new shades feature brilliant self-striping effects. There’s also a supporting pattern book featuring four designs to tempt the adventurous beginner sock knitter! For more details and to find your nearest stockist, visit wyspinners.com