• Showtime – Pattern & Kit

    It's Showtime! This year's limited edition festive yarn is inspired by that great British Christmas tradition of going to the Pantomime - oh yes it is! It has been so much fun creating this set. If you look closely, you will see each mini shares some colours with its neighbours, so it works nicely as a gradient.
     
    We didn't stop with these fabulous magically marled Chimera minis... (oh no we didn't!) We also have 2 patterns to go with it: the Showtime Cowl in knit or crochet. All credit due to Fay Dashper-Hughes for the crochet version.
     

    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents

    6 skeins of Chimera Minis (80m / 20g)
    Colour A: Custard Pie
    Colour B: It's Behind You
    Colour C: Oh No You Didn't
    Colour D: The Dame
    Colour E: Boo Hiss
    Colour F: Hind Legs of the Donkey
    1 printed copy of the Showtime cowl pattern (knit or crochet)
    1 PDF pattern download
  • Luminous Flux is the measure of the perceived level of light. With this high-vis hat, you will certainly be easily perceived! The bold graphic look is created with a textured colourwork technique that is half stranded knitting and half knit-purl patterning. Choose your style and knit either a slouchy hat or a beanie.
     
    The hat has been designed to use our woollen spun Severn (Jacob wool) yarn. If choosing your own colours, try to select a light, medium, and dark shade to ensure that each one has enough contrast against the others.
     
    Scroll down to add the pattern (printed and downloadable) and your yarn choice to the cart in one simple step. If you prefer to choose different colours, use the drop-down menus to change the selection. If you only want the pattern, you can get that here.
  • Arria is a contemporary intarsia shawl pattern by Fay Dashper-Hughes. She has designed it for both crocheters and knitters. Both versions are great for first forays into intarsia colourwork, and are quite manageable with only 3 balls of yarn all the way through.
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Arria knitting pattern printed in high quality colour on carbon neutral paper
    1 PDF pattern download
    2 skeins of Nene 4 Ply in a choice of 2 colourways
    1 Nene 4 Ply Mini skein in a complementary colour
    Optional Addi Knitting Needles
     
    Scroll down to add the knitting pattern (printed and downloadable) and your yarn choice to the cart in one simple step. You can also add knitting needles to your cart at the same time!
  • The Scottish Rainbow Blanket was inspired by the colours of Scotland and designed by Fay Dashper-Hughes. It is made using the intarsia knitting method and it's all done in garter stitch to make a squidgy, warm blanket. Easy row repeats make it a great first intarsia knitting project.
     
    There is a sister crochet design called Stormy Rainbow, which uses a different colour scheme, so we have added that option here too. We have also chosen some Chimera colours for a super luxe version! That brings the colourway options to 3 in total, and they all work with both the knit and the crochet pattern. The kit comes with the printed pattern and a digital download and an optional 3 skeins of the background colour in our signature Nene 4 Ply.
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Scottish Rainbow knitting pattern, printed in high quality colour on carbon neutral paper
    1 PDF pattern download
    12 mini skeins of Nene 4 Ply in a "stormy" or "Scottish" rainbow or 6 skeins of Chimera in a fade
    3 skeins of Nene 4 Ply for the background colour (optional)
  • Agnes is a light lace shawl, perfect for early autumn and designed for us by Kath Andrews. It has a top-down triangular construction using two main lace stitch patterns separated by small garter stitch borders and can be worked using one or two colours of our Aysgarth yarn (100% Wensleydale wool). The pattern is charted and written out in full.
     
    Scroll down to add the pattern (printed and downloadable) and your yarn choice to the cart in one simple step. If you prefer to choose different colours, use the drop-down menus to change the selection.
  • Tiffany is a generous shawl with a half-pi construction designed by Kath Andrews to make use of our Rainbow Mini Skeins. A mix of lace patterns, garter stitch, and slip stitches create a stunning overall effect. The pattern is charted and written out in full.
     
    Scroll down to add the pattern (printed and downloadable) and your yarn choice to the cart in one simple step.
  • Q: How many cats can you fit on a sweater?
    A: Quite a few...
     
    We love this catty design by Marna Gilligan of An Caitin Beag! Marna used RiverKnits Nene 4 Ply and Nene 4 Ply Minis (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool) for her version and now you can too. Choose the originals or pick your own cat colours! You can knit Polkacats up as a sweater or a cardigan - full instructions are included for both.
     

    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents

    1 copy of the Polkacats pattern, printed in high quality colour
    1 PDF pattern download
    2-4 skeins of Nene 4 Ply (100g) for MC (dependent on size)
    4-7 skeins of Nene 4 Ply Mini (20g) for CC (dependent on size)
    2-5 skeins of Nene 4 Ply Mini (20g) for HC (dependent on size)
     
    See below for sizing and yarn requirements.
  • Hi KNITSONIK Colour to Knit Friends!
    Here are the yarn kits for the Cheers! Mitts designed by Nolwenn Pensivy. Nolwenn and Becci (from RiverKnits) picked out three colourway options, including the original Mulled Wine colourway from the book.
    If you are feeling inspired by the book to create your own, we have a range of 78 mini skeins in total to choose from! Feel free to get in touch if you want help matching minis to your special variegated skein.
     
    Each RiverKnits kit is pictured below and features one 100g variegated skein and four 20g solid mini skeins:
    (OG) My Heart Bleeds Wine + Brilliant Gold, Brilliant Tomato, Jewel Violet and Jewel Indigo (these are the shades used for the Mulled Wine colourway in the eBook)
    Kingfisher + Jewel Indigo, Brilliant Turquoise, Brilliant Lime and Sherbet Orange
    Hocus Crocus + Jewel Yellow, Jewel Gold, Jewel Orange and Earth Tomato
  • The Stormy Rainbow Crochet Blanket was designed by Fay Dashper-Hughes after doing one of our rainbow mini skein dyeing workshops. We have put together a mini skein kit that closely mirrors the dyed skeins of Fay's original. It is made using the intarsia crochet method and just one simple stitch. Easy row repeats make it a great first intarsia project.
     
    There is a sister knit design called Scottish Rainbow, which uses a different colour scheme, so we have added that option here too. We have also chosen some Chimera colours for a super luxe version! That brings the colourway options to 3 in total, and they all work with both the knit and the crochet pattern. The kit comes with the printed pattern and a digital download and an optional 3 skeins of the background colour in our signature Nene 4 Ply.
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Stormy Rainbow crochet pattern, printed in high quality colour on carbon neutral paper
    1 PDF pattern download
    12 mini skeins of Nene 4 Ply in a "stormy" or "Scottish" rainbow or 6 skeins of Chimera in a fade
    3 skeins of Nene 4 Ply for the background colour (optional)
  • Beetle Magic – Knitting Pattern & Kit

    From: £48.50
    Beetle Magic is a circular yoke jumper by Katie Green. It was inspired by our magically-marled Chimera yarn!
     
    Beetle Magic is knitted seamlessly from the top down with short row shaping at the back to ensure a comfortable fit. The body is knitted straight from underarm to hem, without waist shaping. The length of the body and sleeves can be adjusted to your preference by trying on the garment as you work. Please note that if you wish to add length, more yarn will be required.
     
    For sizes and yarn requirements see below.
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Beetle Magic pattern, printed in high quality colour
    1 PDF pattern download
    3-16 skeins of Severn 4 Ply (50g) for Yarn A (dependent on size)
    1-2 skeins of Chimera (50g) for Yarn B (dependent on size)
    Addi Premium circular knitting needles (optional)
  • Prism is a colourwork yoke jumper with a geometric design, for fun colour-play with highly colourful marled or variegated yarns. It was remembering that wonderful childhood toy, the kaleidoscope, that set me off doodling prisms. The concentric bands of triangles remind me of the twisting motion that creates endless new views through the 'scope.
     
    The yoke includes two colourways of our magically-marled Chimera for an indulgent use of colour, while keeping the knitting deceptively simple. The main colour is Severn 4 Ply, a woollen-spun Jacob wool yarn that is as lightweight as it is cosy and warm.
     
    For sizes and yarn requirements see below.
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Prism pattern, printed in high quality colour on carbon neutral paper
    1 PDF pattern download
    6-12 skeins of Severn 4 Ply (50g) in MC (dependent on size)
    1-2 skeins of Chimera (50g) in CC1 (dependent on size)
    1 skein of Chimera (50g) in CC2
     
  • The inspiration for this tam was taken from stained glass rose windows: a breath-taking and stunning architectural feature in buildings both ancient and modern.
     
    This colourwork tam has been designed to work with our magically marled Chimera yarn and a complementing solid. The pattern is charted and written so you have both options.
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Rose Window pattern, printed in high quality colour on carbon neutral paper
    1 PDF pattern download
    1 skein Chimera in the Limited Edition Midwinter (or other) colourway (50g)
    1 skein of Nene DK in the Sturmwolke colourway (100g)
    Optional Addi knitting needles
     
    Scroll down to add the pattern (printed and downloadable) and your yarn choice to the cart in one simple step. You can also add knitting needles to your cart at the same time if you need them! Go here for the pattern only.
  • Mini Mania is a striped sock pattern by Fay Dashper-Hughes. It has been cleverly designed to incorporate the yarn tails as you go, so there are not lots of ends to weave in at the end. It is worked cuff down, with a heel flap and rounded toes. The pattern contains detailed photos and a link to a private YouTube tutorial.
     
    Sizes given in the pattern are for a 60/64/68/72 stitch sock. The 68 and 72-st socks require 2 20g mini skeins of colour A, so be sure to include these when selecting your colour choice. For the smaller sizes, adding an additional mini skein of colour A will enable you to get two pairs of socks from 7 20g mini skeins.
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Mini Mania sock knitting pattern printed in high quality colour on carbon neutral paper
    1 PDF pattern download
    6(7) mini skeins Nene 4 Ply in a choice of 2 colourways
    Optional Addi sock knitting needles
     
    Scroll down to add the knitting pattern (printed and downloadable) and your yarn choice to the cart in one simple step. You can also add sock knitting needles to your cart at the same time if you need them!
  • Arria is a contemporary intarsia shawl pattern by Fay Dashper-Hughes. She has designed it for both crocheters and knitters. Both versions are great for first forays into intarsia colourwork, and are quite manageable with only 3 balls of yarn all the way through.
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Arria crochet pattern, in UK crochet terms, printed in high quality colour on carbon neutral paper
    1 PDF pattern download
    2 skeins of Nene 4 Ply in a choice of 2 colourways
    1 Nene 4 Ply Mini skein in a complementary colour
    Optional Addi Crochet Hook
     
    Scroll down to add the crochet pattern (printed and downloadable) and your yarn choice to the cart in one simple step. You can also add a crochet hook to your cart at the same time!
  • Festive Feet – Knitting Pattern & Kit

    From: £30.60
    Festive Feet is a fun twist on a simple sock pattern by Fay Dashper-Hughes. It is knitted cuff-down and adds a few techniques such as the Latvian Braid and corrugated ribbing. All Fay's patterns have detailed photo tutorials and this one also has a link to a private YouTube tutorial.
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Festive Feet knitting pattern printed in high quality colour on carbon neutral paper
    1 PDF pattern download
    1 skein Nene 4 Ply 400m / 100g in one of 3 colourway options
    1 Nene 4 Ply Mini skein 80m / 20g to complement the main colour
    Optional Addi sock knitting needles
     
    Scroll down to add the pattern (printed and downloadable) and your yarn choice to the cart in one simple step. You can also add knitting needles to your cart at the same time if you need them!
  • Omni – Crochet Pattern & Kit

    From: £26.20
    Omni is an elegant and simple one-skein crochet shawl pattern by Fay Dashper-Hughes. The pattern uses herringbone stitch and filet crochet to create a lace shawl with beautiful drape that is easy to memorise.
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Omni pattern, in UK crochet terms, printed in high quality colour on carbon neutral paper
    1 PDF pattern download
    1 skein Nene 4 Ply in the Starry Night colourway, or your choice
    Optional Addi Crochet Hook
     
    Scroll down to add the pattern (printed and downloadable) and your yarn choice to the cart in one simple step. You can also add a crochet hook to your cart at the same time if you need one!
  • Singing Stones are one of nature’s curiosities. These musical rocks are formed from molten lava that is subject to stresses and strains as it cools. The internal tension increases the rocks’ ability to transmit vibrations - music! The dancing rhythm of the mosaic pattern teamed with the multi-coloured marled yarn makes me think of music, hence, Singing Stones.
     
    These fingerless mittens have been designed to work with our magically marled Chimera yarn and a complementing solid. The mosaic pattern is charted and very simple to follow. The colourwork is created by slipping stitches. What could be easier?!
     
    Pattern & Yarn Kit Contents
    1 copy of the Singing Stones pattern, printed in high quality colour on carbon neutral paper
    1 PDF pattern download
    1 skein Chimera (50g)
    2 mini skeins of Nene 4 Ply (20g each)
    Optional Addi knitting needles
     
    Scroll down to add the pattern (printed and downloadable) and your yarn choice to the cart in one simple step. You can also add knitting needles to your cart at the same time if you need them!

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