Happy Days – have a look at our stunning new colourways in UK Alpaca’s hand-dyed DK range. We met Becca from Bluebell Yarns at StitchFest last autumn and she has come up with Springtime, Off The Wall and Hopscotch in Superfine DK.

Becca has explained why she finds hand dyeing so interesting.

“I began dyeing yarn in 2015 because I couldn’t find the colours I liked on the yarn I loved. I dyed for myself and my family at first, before deciding to share my work with the world. I love hand-dyed yarn because no two skeins are identical, no matter how accurately you follow the recipe you’ve created. From semi-solid yarns, which add a subtle interest to any project while allowing the texture in the pattern to stand out, through to wildly variegated yarns, which provide enough interest and anticipation of what colour is coming next to make even a long section of stockinette seem interesting, I enjoy dyeing and using them all.”

Fair Isle Snood

Designer Monica Russel has created this charming snood in a simple Fair Isle pattern. It takes just three balls and she chose French Navy and Wine although you, of course, could ring the changes.

Fair Isle Wrist Warmers

Why not have the matching wrist cuffs to go with the snood? These wrist cuffs only use two balls of superfine DK and are worked flat in a charted colourwork pattern as is the snood.