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Cygnet Yarns

Formed in 2004, Cygnet Yarns is a relatively new brand on the hand knitting scene. Our fledgling company has battled hard to become a recognised name in an industry that is dominated by large, well established brands.

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UK Hand Knitting welcomes new member

UK Hand Knitting is delighted to welcome Cygnet Yarns, as a brand new member to the not for profit organisation, which supports and promotes yarn shops nationwide. Formed in 2004 by Katie Stephenson and Karen Hargreaves, Cygnet Yarns is an award winning, yet relatively new brand on the hand knitting scene which offers a huge range; from value yarns to pure wool and cotton yarns, Cygnet's products are very popular with both knitters and crocheters alike.

Posted: 21 June 2022

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Dame Prue Leith backs charity knitting campaign

A Scarf for Lewy, the campaign by The Lewy Body Society to wrap the Royal Albert Hall in a huge scarf to raise awareness of Lewy body dementia, has been given a boost with the support of chef and broadcaster Dame Prue Leith DBL. Dame Prue has joined dozens of volunteers who have already knitted or crocheted a scarf, with the charity aiming to join together enough scarves to wrap around the entire 244 metre circumference of the building, in an event to be held on 22nd September, 2022. Knitting groups and individuals are invited to contribute and help raise awareness of Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of dementia in older people.

Posted: 3 May 2022

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Spring colours at Cygnet Yarns

Cygnet Yarns is excited to introduce new spring hues. Silcaress DK is the latest range to have new spring shade additions. This double knit yarn is incredibly smooth with a silk like feel to it, made in 100 per cent naturally soft acrylic. Its high twist gives great stitch definition to finished projects and is perfect for bright crochet projects. Available in a spectrum of rainbow brights and pale pastels, this summery yarn is a lovely sunny addition to the Cygnet collection. Silcaress DK is available in a 100g ball with a generous 245m meterage. Cygnet has five new shades added to the range: Sugarplum, Mellow, Spring Peach, Pearl Grey and Lagoon Breeze.

Posted: 21 April 2022

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Countdown to The Knitting & Stitching Show

The Knitting & Stitching Show is the UK's biggest textile event and will take over Halls A, B, C, M and Q at Harrogate Convention Centre from 18th-21st November, 2021. Opening hours are 10am-5.30pm daily (closes 5pm Sunday). Whether you're an expert stitcher or a complete beginner, the show offers inspiration, education and fun for all. Hundreds of hands-on workshops are the highlight of the Harrogate show and the popular Creative Living Theatre programme will be packed with free demonstrations.

Posted: 28 October 2021

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