Fireside and Lodestar

Imagine yourself sitting around a beach bonfire, your best friends and family laughing with you over a great joke. Fireside, the Nostalgia Club Colour for August 2015, was inspired by moments like this.

Fireside by Rainbow Heirloom

‘Fireside’ the August Nostalgia Club colour was inspired by perfectly golden moments like this one.

On Rainbow Heirloom Lush DK, this flickering fire-bright colour is alive with yellow, orange, and vivid red hues.  There are still a couple more hours to enter to win 2 skeins of Fireside on RH Lush DK!  Sign up now for your monthly chance to #winRHyarn!

August features one of my favourite yarns to work with, Rainbow Heirloom Lush DK.

Rainbow Heirloom LUSH DK
weight: DK weight yarn
content: 70% baby alpaca / 20% silk / 10% cashmere
yardage: 246 yds (225 m) per 100 g skein
needles: 3.5 to 5.0 mm (US 4-8)
gauge: 20 – 24 sts = 10 cm (4”)

If you love this yarn (and I really do!), you’ll want to try the other Lush yarns: Lush Light (437 yds / 100 g), and Lush Lace (655 yds / 100 g).  They have the same luscious blend of baby alpaca, silk and cashmere, which is like butter to knit with, and blocks beautifully with amazing weight and drape.  There are a few skeins in the shop now, and there will be more in our update later on today, Friday August 7th at 8pm BST (check your time here).

Lodestar: a modern lace stole

Lodestar is the first of a number of upcoming designs to feature Nostalgia Club yarns!  Tin Can Knits (the design side of my life) has just launched this lovely lace stole pattern, you can find it here.  Wrap this soft and comforting stole around you on cool summer evenings, or crisp autumn mornings!

Lodestar Stole in Rainbow Heirloom Lush DK

Lodestar Stole in Rainbow Heirloom Lush DK has a striking geometric lace.  It is a simple but satisfying knit which grows quickly in this DK weight yarn.

Lodestar Stole in Rainbow Heirloom Lush DK

The geometric lace of Lodestar is nearly reversible – perfect for an accessory to be worn draped around you on cool summer nights.

Lodestar Stole in Rainbow Heirloom Lush DK

Wear Lodestar as a big snuggly scarf, or as a beautiful dramatic stole over a summer dress.

Lodestar Stole in Rainbow Heirloom Lush DK

Nostalgia Club: Colours that tell stories

The Nostalgia Club is a series of limited-edition colourway + yarn combinations, inspired by images and stories from my life.  The colours for June, July, and August were inspired by stories of home, images forest, driftwood, and perfect bonfire nights.  If you are only now learning about this exciting yarn club, you can still become a member!  Order just the yarn you like (1-month), or get fantastic discounts by signing up for 3 or more months.  Join in now!

Nostalgia Club by Rainbow Heirloom

Do you have closely-held memories of a perfect beach bonfire?  The summers of my childhood were centered around nights like this, but these particular photos come from a very special camping trip to Vargas Island in 2012.


Vargas Island trip 2012 – the imperfect ‘sunset jumping’ shot!


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