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Comeback for a natural fibre with a long history: nettle for knitting!

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What is nettle? Nettle fibres have a long tradition in the textile industry that reaches back into ancient times. 

Nettle has been used for millennia to make cords and ropes or weave them into cloth but was gradually forgotten when cotton and later acrylic fibres took over.

And now we are pleased to be able to offer you nettle as a knitting yarn! Pascuali Nepal, is a gorgeous blend of 60% cotton, 28% linen and 12% nettle. 

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100% natural sock yarns? - Yes!

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Classic sock yarns contain 25% nylon to give them strength and durability. Classic sock yarns have withstood the test of time, but there are also all-natural alternative sock yarn blends with wool, bamboo and cotton such as Pascuali Forest.

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Pascuali yarns are here!

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We now stock several types of Pascuali filati yarns with more to come! Pascuali is a luxury yarn maker with a strong social and environmental commitment. 

Pascuali filati values quality, fair trade and social justice. A proportion of the proceeds from Pascuali filati alpaca yarns is donated to build greenhouses for poor villages in Peru.

Try out some of the more unusual yarns blends, such as yak and bamboo or alpaca and cotton. 

Pascuali patterns using Pascuali filati yarns are available at Ravelry

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Prym Ergonomic Needles Update

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Prym Ergonomics Circular Knitting Needles will not be available in sizes below 4.5mm due to technical issues that have arisen in the production of the needles. We will continue to stock these popular needles in all sizes from 4.5mm and up.

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Addi Sockwonder now available in sizes 4.5mm and 5.0mm

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Long awaited, finally arrived: The Addi Sockwonder is now available in sizes 4.00mm and 5.00mm. Ideal for knitting socks, sleeves, small hats or anything else that requires a very short circular needle. 

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