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Ambachten Markt 28th May, Vrijdagmarkt, Gent. Come and see us at our stall. You will find us in the Sint Jacob corner of the Markt. We will be selling kits to make many of our favourite items(See left). We will also have a knitting cafe, next to the stall. Come and join us! 

April 2017 New colours of Coop Knits Sock yarn have arrived and are now live in the shop. Treat yourself to a couple of skeins for fun pair of socks for the summer! 

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Ravelry is a free social networking service launched in May 2007,  as an organizational tool for a variety of fibre arts including knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving. Members share projects, ideas, and their collections of yarn, fibre and tools. It has over 7 million members and a pattern library of over half a million patterns - most can be bought online - some downloaded for free. 

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From Ravelry projects...this a cowl crocheted using Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight yarn from Haggis & Tweed using a pattern from a Japanese book.

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From Ravelry projects..these are our Tweanie hats. Really easy pattern. knitted from Soft Donegal wool available from Haggis & Tweed. Cost for wool only €10.

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From Ravelry projects....the Stac Shoaigh shawl by one of our favourite Scottish designers Ysolda. Knitted from 1 skein Baa Ram Ewe Titus 4 ply wool, available from Haggis & Tweed.

23/3/2017 We are just back from Edinburgh Yarn Festival. What a woolly extravaganza!! There was a market place with around 100 stalls as well as workshops over 4 days. Some of our favourite Scottish designers and yarns were present, including our suppliers Jamiesons, Baa Ram Ewe and Coop Knits. What’s more, the sun was shining in Edinburgh. We did not just see avid knitters at the Festival itself - we spotted them all over town, in shops, at the airport, on the bus! Some people had travelled long distances to be present – USA, Canada, every corner of Europe!

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We accidentally had lunch with Ella Gordon – she was patron of Shetland Wool Week last year and has written many patterns focussing on Shetland wool and designs. We love her Hap Cowl patterm - available from Ravelry - also knitted up in Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight wool.

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Gudrun Johnston, the new patron, was present at the Shetland Wool Week stall and she has written the official pattern, the Bousta Beanie for this year’s Wool week.  The pattern is available for free on the Shetland Wool Week website. You can use Jamieson & Smith's 2 ply Jumper Weight for this hat - available from Haggis  & Tweed.