Hedgehog Fibres is an Irish artisan yarn and fibre dyeing studio located in Co. Cork, Ireland. We have the sock yarn available in the following colors: Teacup, Pod, Monarch, Boombox, Budgie, Opalite, Monet, Pistachio, Genie, Malice, Banana Legs, and Pheasant. The colors range from dark, rich and earthy to crazy, fluorescents and vibrant, they are all fantastic.
Yarn dyeing started as a extension of owner Beata Jezek’s other fiber hobbies – spinning, knitting and crochet. Originally from Slovakia, Beata has called Ireland her home for over a decade.
In Slovakian, Jezek means hedgehog so when she began selling her beautiful hand dyed yarns, Hedgehog Fibres was founded. -B
A new shipment has arrived from Dream in Color. There are amazing colors to choose from including: Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music, Hello Dolly, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Singing in the Rain, Secret Garden, Cabaret, Dreamgirls, and Flower Drum Song.
How much fun are the names!! -B
The Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland is one of my all time favorite knitted cowl patterns. This is one of five that I have made over the last few years. I’ve made wide to thin cowls and short cowls, the one pictured is the long cowl which I like because it can be wrapped twice around your neck for extra warmth during cold winter months.
The pattern is simple and knits up quite quickly, alternating from a slip purl row to a knit row and repeating. The finished project gives a nice textured, dense waffle-like fabric and works up nicely in a tonal yarn like the one pictured. It also looks good on both sides so you won’t need to worry about how it looks when you wrap it twice. I used two hanks of Malabrigo Rios a wonderfully soft superwash merino wool. The yarn is absolutely a dream to work with, it’s super soft and you can give it as a gift without being concerned about it felting. To check out this free pattern on Ravelry just click here. -B
A new yarn and new shipment from Manos Del Uruguay, Clara is a light and lofty sport weight yarn. This hand dyed hank of beauty is 100% superwash merino wool with large yardage.
Each hank is 385 yards and would be a great choice for fall garments.
L & B Yarn Co. will continue our current store hours through the winter months. We are open Monday-Friday 12:00pm-5:30pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm, and we will be closed Sundays.