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  1. Lace Leaf Shawl

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    One of our most popular courses at Marmalade Yarns is Lace Knitting, run by Mary Henderson. She is patient and entertaining and uses a pattern she devised called Lace Leaf which is perfect for beginners.

    Lace Leaf 1

    We have been selling a paper copy of the pattern in the shop for long time but I have been spurred on by the lovely Claire of Mollie and Claire, and the pattern is now available as a download on Ravelry here. 

    Lace Leaf 2

    Claire has knitted this pattern a lot, she knitted a jubilee version for us and has knitted several others, seen here and here. 

    Jubilee Shawl 

    It is a fantastic pattern, rhthmic, soothing and beautiful. It works well with plain, semisolids and multicoloured yarns. You can knit it in any weight of yarn and make it in any size.

    Lace Leaf blk

    So now you can enjoy the delights of this pattern even if you are miles from Frome. We would love to see your resulting shawls so if you make one please send us a photo.

    Happy Knitting.

  2. Knitting for Fun and Warmth

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    Maxine's go to knit is always a teacosy and last week she cheered herself up with a beautiful Noro creation. It is the perfect way to see the colours in one ball of Noro. On the right you can see one of the snowflake teddies trying to get in to the picture!

                                                                 Noro Teacosy

    Recently Rosie has finished a pair of Rachel Coopey's Pennycress socks, lovely to knit and beautiful to look at:

                                                                  Rosies Pennycress Socks


    Then a lady appeared in the shop with this beautiful twinset made from the Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumperweight. It is gorgeous, so well made and even the seams were perfect. Lots of work but what a result:


                                                               J&S Twin Set   

                                                        J&S Twinset tshirt


    On our shop model we have a few items which would be a lot quicker to knit but just as warm.

                                 Shop display model  Model close up Paloma Scarf

    It is time for the chunky knits to make a reappearance and among our favourites is Paloma. Here the shrug is knitted in red Paloma as is the pale blue ribbed scarf and the plain wrap is a rectangle of Freya in stocking stitch.

     Easy,toasty knits, labour intensive 4ply garments, pretty socks and fun colourful comfort knitting, we love them all.