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Aran Knitting: History, Tradition, Fashion

I took a whirlwind trip down to Cork yesterday, as the lovely people at RTE’s Today Show asked me to join them for a chat about the history of Aran Knitting and, more specifically, about the wonderful new book by Vawn Corrigan on this topic. It was an absolute pleasure
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Echoes of Heather and Stone

  Join Carol Feller for the exclusive launch of her new book: Echoes of Heather and Stone here at This is Knit.    This Saturday sees Irish designer Carol Feller return to This is Knit to launch her latest book Echoes of Heather and Stone and we are very excited about the
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Too Much Yarn? Accessories for the chronically over-stashed…

We’ve heard it said that it’s possible to have too much yarn. That perhaps there can come a time when a fibre-enthusiast finds themselves at a Yarn Festival but they absolutely do not need another skein to take home.  We don’t subscribe to such theories at all, of course. But…
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Pom Pom Quarterly Trunk Show

You have read that title right folks! May 25th is not just the first day of Woollinn it is also the day that issue 25 of Pom Pom Quarterly goes on sale internationally to your Local Yarn Store and we are hosting the Issue 25 trunk show at our stand at
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Introducing Darnie from Studio Donegal

Studio Donegal – Darnie Darnie is now available in our shop and online here. Today’s Woollinn feature comes from Studio Donegal and, trust me, it’s a good un’! When first spoke to Studio Donegal about our plans for Woollinn they shared an exciting secret with us, and today we get
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Exclusive Emerald Fibres Project Bags

[Edit, July 2018: You can now purchase these stunning project bags from our online shop.] We are sharing posts from now until May 25th on what you can expect from us at this year’s Woollinn festival and I’m particularly excited be sharing today’s featured product with you. It has been
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The Fuerte Cowl

Oh the knitted cowl! What better template for trying out new stitch patterns, new techniques AND new yarns?  In the run up to Christmas our Soul Warmer Kit proved so popular for these very reasons and so, as the New Year begins, we thought we’d bring you another tempting cowl.
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Toph in Fibre Co Acadia

Isn’t this hat just a work of art? It’s “Toph” from the new Elemental Collection by Woolly Wormhead and when it landed in the shop the other day it got many an “oooh” and an “aaah”. Joy recently knit this version from two skeins of the Fibre Co Acadia and
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The Edinburgh Yarn Festival

The knitting internet has been abuzz with reports from the Edinburgh Yarn Festival these past two weeks. You may well already have read about the amazing atmosphere, the inspiring classes and the wonderful products on offer.  But we just had to add our own voices to the chiming chorus of
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Vicuña

What is Vicuña? Perhaps you’re familiar with the word, or maybe you’ve only heard it in whispers at your local yarn shop, and have just been too afraid to ask. The best way to summarise it? Vicuña is, what we would call in the fibre community, our unicorn. Vicuña is
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