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NEW Rowan mag 68

The new Autumn/Winter Rowan pattern magazine (68) is due to arrive any day now and (having had a sneak preview!) it looks to be another great collection with contributions from Martin Storey and Erika Knight, amongst others, and with more than 40 patterns and the magazine’s price held at £12.50 it has to be one of the best value patterns books around! Rowan Magazine 68 will be available from 1st September.

Also in the pipeline is the latest cushion pattern book from Arne & Carlos, which features 18 covetable cushion covers knitted in Rowan lovely Softyak DK, which would make great mini-makes in between major projects.

The Wool Exchange & Sale

Given that we’re now into July, it’s obviously time to start thinking about what new yarns we might like to add to our collection for the coming Autumn/Winter season!

There are plenty of candidates, and we’ve been ‘interviewing’ them to decide which to add to our range (tough work, I know, but someone has to do it!) The results are still classified, and TOP SECRET but will be revealed over the next few months, and we’re confident will be worth the wait!

And despite the extended wool wall in our brand new space, there is still only so much room for new yarn… and so, inevitably, some of the current range will have to go to make space for it. Whilst it’s always hard to bid farewell to favourites, the plus side is that that something new and refreshing arrives to fill its place, and there are also bargains to be had as the summer wears on and new stock starts to arrive. Do pay us a visit and see what’s currently on offer in our sale trunk.

If you have anything in your stash that you no longer need, then do consider bringing it in for our Wool Exchange, and we will do our best to sell it for you. Yarn needn’t be current, just largely natural fibres, unused and with its original ball band or label.

Eco Packaging

Here at Born to Knit, we’ve always been keen to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ wherever possible, and since we opened in 2011, we’ve so far managed to pack up any parcels using recycled packaging. However, with the increase in mail order over the past couple of months, we’ve almost exhausted our supplies of pre-used plastic and jiffy bags… so we’ve been looking around for sustainable alternatives.

We are proud to introduce our very own range of Born to Knit recycled paper packaging, printed to order with vegetable-based inks here in Salisbury… so also supporting another small, local business!! As there’s even a special eco tape alternative to secure them, it ticks a lot of boxes.

So, if you live further away and/or are worried about coming to the shop in person, our mail order service is still very much an option… and your parcel may well be better-dressed than previously!