KNIT NOW - new knitting magazine

Available in WH Smith and Tesco's is a new knitting magazine coming out on 20th October, published by Practical Publishing International Ltd (http://www.practicalpublishing.co.uk/shop/shop.php?display=KN) who are a long standing company who publish Simply Homemade etc.

We hope that we will shortly be featured within it pages! 

Happy knitting.


Winter Knits

As we approach the colder days (its a very wet windy one in Yorkshire today), we at Thomas Ramsden's have a fabulous range of designs to suit every knitter from traditional to fashion, economical to higher priced yarns.

Cables and raglan sleeves are a must:-

Wendy Traditional Aran - 3 new leaflets and book 347

Wendy Norse - Booklet 346, page 4.  Lovely soft chunky yarn in 8 fashion colours.

It is time to think about gloves, headbands and scarves as we need to wrap up more.  Wendy Osprey Aran has a fabulous leaflet 5630.  Osprey comes in 8 shades and is a soft kid Alpaca wool blend, luxurious, stylish and practical.

Norse has an accessories leaflet 5626 and you can knit lovely chunky socks to keep you warm, soft and stylish all at the same time.

Happy knitting



Here at Thomas B Ramsden we have a wonderful variety of wool yarns, I have already highlighted a few but here are more to tempt you:-

018Traditional Aran Wendy Traditional Aran -
100% Pure British wool spun using traditional techniques to create that perfect pure wool Aran weight yarn for classic outerwear knitting, now in a new range of six natural classic colours.

015Merino DK Merino DK
100% Merino Wool comes in 29 shades.  A super luxurious fine merino yarn spun in the traditional British style to give superb performance, full body and ultra soft touch.  It is also fully machine washable.

016Merino Chunky Merino Chunky

Made from 100% Australian Pure Merino wool, Wendy Merino Chunky gives clear stitch definition creating beautiful hand knitted garments, soft to the touch. The stunning palette of Rich Jewels and on trend fashion support design booklet and leaflets makes this yarn a must for all knitters.

All these yarns are supported with fantastic designs which can be found on our website:-

We have a huge selection of different yarns to suit everyone. 

National Wool Week - 5th - 11th September 2011 - GUERNSEY

Wendy Guernsey Pure Wool 5Ply

017Guernsey 5ply

This is as traditional as you can get, with the famous four colours of Aran, Atlantic Blue, Navy and Crimson in 100% pure new wool to make the famous Guernsey family sweaters.

Pure British wool spun traditionally for that pure natural pullover that will last and last!

Aran    Atlantic Blue
Crimson      Navy

British wool at its best.

FRILLS on YouTube

The video tutorial on YouTube on our super ruffle yarn FRILLS was supplied by Dragonyarns - big thank you to them.



NATIONAL WOOL WEEK 5th-11th September 2011

Highlighting our super yarns:-

Twilleys Freedom Purity is a wonderful new 'Eco' addition to our range of natural fibre yarns. This sumptoulsy soft yarn is available in earthy colours which are formed by the careful blending of natural undyed wool with alpaca. The hypo-allergenic qualities of the Alpaca combine with the Virgin wool to create a beautiful high quality yarn that is just fabulous to knit with; creating one of the finest chunky yarns on the market.

001Freedom Purity

We have wonderful designs for this yarn which can be viewed on our website:-

  Booklet 466 contains 16 pages of super knits.

super on-trend design.
Plus others:- 9150-9153 and  9122-9126:- 

My personal favourite is this jacket:-

So what are you waiting for - see our links off some of our retailers websites here on the blog and also our stockist page http://www.tbramsden.co.uk/stockists.asp.

It's Autumn/winter knitting time and this is the perfect yarn.

FRILLS on YouTube

Wow!  Big thank you to MrIanC1 for the video on YouTube on how to knit our super FRILLS:-



Look on our website link here http://www.tbramsden.co.uk/viewyarn.asp?brand=Wendy&yarn=003Frills to see all our 8 fashion shades in this super ruffle yarn.

Happy Knitting.



Featured in the Telegraph on 27th August was an article in their "Children's notebook" section regarding school jumpers and the quality/cost of them.  If you are looking for a super V-knit sweater to knit for school uniform - look no further than our Design on Page 8 of Booklet 317, sizes 18-22inches.

Obviously knitted without the stripe this is the perfect V-neck sweater.

Suitable to be knitted in our Robin DK (100g) School Grey (28) http://www.tbramsden.co.uk/viewbook.asp?brand=Peter%20Pan&book=0014_317%20Toddler%20Knits
Peter Pan DK 50g/100g in Liquorice (914) or  Sailor Blue (314) http://www.tbramsden.co.uk/viewyarn.asp?brand=Peter%20Pan&yarn=001Peter%20Pan%20DK

Both yarns super quality, wear and washable.  Happy Knitting!