• Welcome to ehdknits.Here is a glimpse of debonnaire’s distinctive hand-dyed yarns,fine knitting accessories and Erica's original patterns (as well as my random comments!) . All yarns are specially chosen for quality and relative value and are extensively road tested. I also have a large stock of hand-painted needlepoint. with something to interest all. To stitch , I carry a large stock of traditional and specialty threads, including Rainbow Gallery. My mission is simply to inspire you to stitch while providing the best personal service possible. Please feel free to contact me at ehdknitsATgmailDotcom or call (0788-799-4351) to discuss any knitting or needlepoint needs. My patterns are also available through Ravelry and selected knitting yarns at debonnaire.artfire.com (click through buttons on right). Have fun with your project! Erica Downs
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Happy New Year! New shows, new yarns….

Happy New Year! Hope it was a wonderful one;I did my usual fall asleep before the fireworks….

Looking forward to Waltham Abbey Wool show and Sandown this month, then it’s off to Paris for Aiguilles en Fetes followed closely by Unravel.Sooo, I’ve been dyeing up a storm. Here’s some newbies-

then there’s some fat lace/skinny sock-

next, Bfl/nylon high twist sock:

then some silvery stellina sock:

and a little bit of lace:

Clearly had a blue /green couple of days.

loving the ultra fine merino lace weight (100gm=800m). It has a micron count of 17.5 and is incredibly close to cashmere in feel. I have finished my Christmas pine tree shawl- but need to properly photo it-

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Also loving the Bfl/Silk yarns. My most popular sweater of the year was knit in the 4 ply version:

Named the wedding sweater as I knit this during the 2 week frantic lead up to Alex’s wedding. It’s pretty mindless except for a cable running up each side. Very wearable and the yarn makes it special.

Waltham Abbey Wool Show is next Sunday, the 18th. There will be a wonderful group of vendors so well worth a visit.

Ally Pally over, off to Glasgow School of Yarn

Fantastic but exhausting 5 days at Alexandra Palace ( not including 2 days set up). Thanks to all the lovely clients and my fabulous helper, Vanessa.

 

Next, off to Glasgow this weekend for Glasgow School of Yarn( really looking forward to this one), then a brief pitstop  in Edinburgh to grab Savannah and hijack her for her reading week, then a week  or seven of crazy dyeing to attempt to replenish supplies…

Last week’s dye pot- off to Exeter Creative Stitches

Lots of sock yarns, but also some lace, especially fat lace- 600-800m/100gm:

and a couple of sparkles:

New Patterns:

 

so off to Exeter Creative Stitches, then Alexandra Palace, then Glasgow for School of Yarn!

Comp tickets to the Knitting &Stitching Show- Alexandra Palace

I have 2 free tickets up for grabs on my Ravelry group- Debonnaire Distinctive Yarns.They are only available for group members  so head on over and join if you’ve not already!

Bristol Wool Fair

After weeks of wedding prep and 4 days of wedding cleanup and of course, the amazing wedding day itself , off to

 

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Hope to see you there!

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Popup Wool this weekend

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Open House next weekend

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OPEN STUDIO

11 & 12 JULY, 11-7 pm daily

Row Lane Farmhouse, Row Lane

Dunsden, Berkshire, RG4 9PT

Please come see new yarns and patterns! If these dates do not work, feel free to stop by at your convenience, just check to make sure I am at home.

Libations and Cake will be served so any RSVP’s are appreciated although not necessary.

Hope to see you! Erica Downs

ehdknits@gmail.com/0788-799-4351

Reading train station is just 10 minutes away. Let me know if you need a lift.

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