One of my Christmas Presents was the “Get Knitted Best of British Sock Club”. Six yarns in six months (starting in December 2010), dyed by some of Britain’s best known independent dyers: KnitWitches, Fyberspates, The Natural Dye Studio, The Old Piggery, The Knitting Goddess and Ripples Crafts.
Yarns will be chosen by Get Knitted and dyed in unique limited edition colourways to showcase each dyer’s talents.
This is February’s yarn
Which I wound in to thisÂ
and is on the way to becoming a pair of socksÂ
February’s yarn was supplied by Ripples CraftsÂ who are based in the north west Scottish Highland. Helen Lockhart started the business in 2008, and she gathers her inspiration from the coilours, landscape and traditions surrounding herÂ home in crofting community AssyntÂ and she is heavily influenced by the changing seasons. The exclusive yarn she has dyed for the Get Knitted “Best of British” sock yarn club was inspired by the colours found in a winter sunset over the Minch. Many consider theÂ Highlands to be a bleak place mid-winter, but as Helen says thereÂ are still colourful gems to be found if you lookÂ carefully enough and a sunset on a cold frosty day often leads to a gem.
She loves her work, enjoying the creativity and thriving on the sense of connection with her customers. Helen’s yarns are available from her websiteÂ and she welcomes visitors toÂ her studio when she is dyeing.Â