Kits ‘n’ Bits


Uist felt purses by Denise Bridge, Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South UistFelting Kit : Uist Purses

Designed by Denise Bridge for the Hebridean Woolshed

These felted purses are made with the natural wool of both black Hebridean sheep and cream Cheviot sheep from the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Although knitted in a simple garter stitch, the combination of one strand each of Hebridean and Cheviot wool results in an interesting speckled effect. After knitting, the purses are felted in a washing machine and finished with the metal Celtic knotwork buttons supplied.

The kit includes sufficient materials for two purses of one design or the other or one purse of each.

Kit Contents : Detailed instructions leaflet ; 50g ball of Hebridean Woolshed DK Hebridean wool ; 50g ball of Hebridean Woolshed DK Cheviot wool ; 4 metal buttons with celtic knotwork design.

Sizes: Wide purse – 14cm (5½”) x 10cm (4”) ; Tall purse – 10cm (4”) x 16cm (6½”)

You will also need: 5mm [UK size 6] straight knitting needles ; a wool darning needle

Price of kit : £15

Alternatively, you can buy one of either the tall purse or the wide purse, hand-made by Denise, for £18. Please enquire.

 

Cheviot Horseshoe Lace Cowl from The Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist

Knitting Kit : Cheviot Horseshoe Lace Cowl

Designed by Denise Bridge for the Hebridean Woolshed

This pretty, snug cowl is knitted in the natural cream coloured wool of Cheviot sheep from the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

Cheviot Horseshoe Lace Cowl from The Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist

The traditional horseshoe lace pattern of the cowl is edged with a reversed garter stitch – one edge scalloped, the other straight. Knitted in the round, the cowl is seamless and extremely comfortable to wear next to the skin.

Size: 60cm (24”) circumference (unstretched) ; 20cm (8”) top to bottom. The kit contains sufficient wool to make a slightly larger cowl if desired.

The knitting kit includes:
♦ Detailed knitting instructions leaflet
♦ 2 x 50g balls of Cheviot DK pure new wool

You will need also: 3.75mm circular knitting needle 500mm long ; A stitch marker.

Price of kit : £15.00




Alternatively, you can buy the completed item, hand-knitted by Denise, for £32. Please enquire.
Denise wearing Hebridean Aran Cable Hat, Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist

Knitting Kit : Hebridean Aran Cable Hat

Designed by Denise Bridge for the Hebridean Woolshed

This Aran cabled hat is knitted with the black wool of Hebridean sheep from the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Using a stretchy double moss stitch, the length of the hat is easily adjusted to fit most adults. The brim features a striking cable pattern.

The knitting kit includes:

  • Detailed knitting instructions leaflet
  • 2 x 50g balls of Hebridean Aran pure new wool

You will need also: Pair each of 4mm and 5mm straight knitting needles ; one small cable needle ; a wool darning needle.

Price of kit : £15.00




Alternatively, you can buy the completed hat, hand-knitted by Denise, for £28. Please enquire.

 

Knitting Kit : Hebridean Aran Fingerless Mittens

Designed by Denise Bridge for the Hebridean Woolshed

These snug, warm and hard-wearing fingerless mittens are knitted with the black wool of Hebridean sheep from our croft on the island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides.

Knitted in stocking stitch and a simple Aran-style cable, these mitts are straightforward to make. The pattern fits a regular size ladies’ hand.

The knitting kit includes:

  • Detailed knitting instructions leaflet
  • 1 x 50g balls of Hebridean Aran pure new wool

You will need also: Pair of 4mm straight knitting needles ; one small cable needle ; a stitch holder

Price of kit : £10.00 –




Alternatively, you can buy the completed mittens, hand-knitted by Denise, for £22. Please enquire.

 

Drop Spindle kit from The Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South UistSpinning Kit : Drop-spindle starter kit

Designed and made by Jonathan Bridge
for the Hebridean Woolshed

This kit includes everything you need to get started with hand-spinning that connects you more directly, more completely with the material you are spinning, be it wool or silk or any other fibre, compared to spinning with a wheel or electric spinner. This is how you really get to understand what spinning is about, how it works, and how to handle the different materials – their distinctive character and properties. Whether or not you move on to work with a more ‘productive’ device, you will always have a better understanding of fibres and yarns, having first learned how to spin with a drop-spindle.

The drop-spindle start kit includes:

  • Instruction leaflet – with pictures of key steps and wording that is detailed and clear
  • A wooden top-whorl drop-spindle
  • 100g or prepared Cheviot wool fibre – choose from white or grey

You will need also: Nothing – everything you need is included in the kit.

Price of kit : £15.00


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Ladies Shetland Lace Scarf LeafletKnitting Kit : Ladies’ Shetland Lace Scarf
in Uist Landscapes merino wool

Designed by Denise Bridge for the Hebridean Woolshed

A traditional Shetland Lace scarf in soft, warm Merino wool, blended and spun by hand at the Hebridean Woolshed. The variegated colours of our Uist Landscapes yarns add sophistication and interest, belying the simplicity of the easy-to-memorize 2-row pattern.

The knitting kit includes:

  • Detailed knitting instructions leaflet (pages 1 and 4 illustrated here)
  • 2 x 75g skeins of Uist Landscapes pure new handspun Merino wool, colour of your choice

You will need also: Pair each of 7.0mm and 7.5mm straight knitting needles

Price of kit: £53.00


Merino Lace Scarf – Uist Landscapes



Alternatiively, you can buy the completed scarf, hand-knitted by Denise, for £68. Please enquire.