King Cole Shadow Chunky
This lightweight, chunky, variegated yarn is perfect for getting ahead on your autumn makes, be they hats,
scarves, cardies or blankets. It has a tight two-ply weave that doesn’t split, so it crochets up very smoothly,
giving a bouncy, soft fabric. All eight colourways have an autumnal nod.
Knitcraft Get Your Fluff On
44% acrylic/26% polyamide/15% Merino wool/15% alpaca • 50g/225m/246yds
• £3.00 • www.hobbycraft.co.uk
We’re partial to a bit of fluff and Knitcraft’s great value (on 3 for 2 offer!) blend provides the ’80s nostalgia
look without the itchiness we remember! Great for whole garments or as edgings, it is a surprisingly
smooth crochet. Only a limited colourway of pink, grey, blue and white is currently available.
Stylecraft Bellissima DK
Brand new to the Stylecraft stable, this premium acrylic could well become a staple for blankets and shawls.
The rounded twist has a very bouncy feel and makes for super smooth crocheting with good definition and
drape. The machine-washable yarn launches at the end of September in 14 colours.
West Yorkshire Spinners Chunky Roving Re:treat
Re:treat is the new, gorgeously plump roving from WYS made from a blend of Bluefaced Leicester and
Kerry Hill sheep. Dense but lightweight, this is a treat of a chunky weight yarn. Billed as “the perfect yarn to
unwind with,” and with real depth and sheen to the 13 colourways, Re:treat is one for the Christmas list.
Stylecraft Colour Pool
Creating planned pooling fabric gets addictive and this new range of aran-weight yarns from Stylecraft is
a great way to get started, making it easy to create Argyll-style designs for clothing or accessories. With
back-up videos on the Stylecraft website and patterns on the ball bands, the technique is easy to pick up.
Spiral pattern from 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects And Ideas by Melody Griffths