New Yarns Have Landed!

Hello everyone! Today’s post brings exciting news – I’ve been adding to my yarn stocks and I’ve loads of lovely new things to share with you. First up…

100% Cotton now available!

Easy Knit Cotton | 6 new 100% cotton yarns | Knit With Helen yarn store

After the post I did a few weeks ago on eco-friendly knits for your home, I decided it was high time I sourced a nice chunky 100% cotton yarn that would work well with those patterns. And here it is! Katia Easy Knit cotton is lovely and soft, and its Aran/chunky weight thickness means it knits up nice and quickly, too. I ordered 6 colours:

Katia Easy Knit Cotton in brights and pastels | Knit With Helen yarn store

… Three brights and three not-so-brights! You can find them all in my online store, here. And next…

Irish Yarns are here!

I love to buy local and work in 100% wool, so I’m delighted that I can now offer not one but TWO yarns that tick both of these boxes. Say hello to Studio Donegal’s Darnie, in five colours…

Studio Donegal Darnie | 100% Lambswool Yarn | Knit With Helen yarn store

…And Soft Donegal, available in nine different shades.

Studio Donegal Soft Donegal - 100% Merino Wool Yarn - Knit With Helen online store

Both yarns are spun in beautiful scenic County Donegal, in the northwest of Ireland, and each colourway has multicoloured tweed flecks running through the strand alongside the dominant colour.

Soft Donegal is the thicker of the two yarns – it works out as a DK weight, or light worsted, and is ideally knitted up on a 4.5mm needle. And because it’s 100% merino wool, you know it’s going to be lovely and soft against your skin! Meanwhile, 100% lambswool Darnie is a lighter weight yarn (4-ply/fingering weight, with a recommended needle size of 2.25-3.25mm) which is perfect for accessories, shawls and fine-guage garments. It’s also meant to be great for colourwork, although I haven’t had a chance to test this just yet!

Both yarns are available in 100g skeins, and I’m happy to wind your purchase up into cakes for you before I mail it out. This service is free of charge – all you need to do is mention that you’d like to have your yarn wound in the order notes at checkout*. And if you’re looking for pattern inspiration, be sure to check out Ailbíona McLochlainn’s designs, here! Ailbíona lives in Donegal, and Soft Donegal or Darnie are listed as recommended yarns for many of her patterns.

* Please note: Once a skein is wound, it cannot be returned for refund or exchange

And finally…

New and restocked colours in Katia Merino Aran!

Katia Merino Aran is my go-to yarn for beginner knitters – it’s easy to knit, easy to care for and easy to rip back if things don’t work out first time around. The top seller recently has been this lovely tropical Cerise colour, which is now back in stock after the last lot was completely snapped up!

Cerise Merino Aran Yarn | Beginner Knitting Yarn | Knit With Helen

And since I was looking at the range, I picked out some new shades to add to the family! Just added to the lineup are (left to right) Dark Rose, Turquoise and Cornflower Blue.

New Katia Merino Aran Colours | Dark Rose Turquoise Cornflower Blue | Knit  With Helen Yarn Store

Is there anything in the new expanded selection that’s calling your name? Let me know in the comments, and tell me what you’d make with it! Or, if there’s anything you’d like to see added to the range over the coming months, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Happy knitting, and chat soon!

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I'm a knitting teacher based in Dublin, Ireland. Check out my site to book classes, browse the online yarn store and see what's currently on my needles!

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