Hello all, it’s Jane here.

I’m very excited to reveal a wonderful new shade of Milarrochy Tweed yarn. 

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Introducing Cowslip.

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A member of the Primula family (Latin name: Primula veris), Cowslip is a happiness-inducing yellow flower which heralds spring-time in the fertile pastures, woodlands and meadows throughout Britain and northern and central Europe in April, May and early June.

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The brightness of this yellow yarn is tempered and cooled by flecks of pale blue and white in it’s tweedy neps, reminiscent of an early morning dew or late Spring frost on the petals of the flower.


Our Milarrochy Tweed yarn, which is 70% wool and 30% mohair, now comes in 16 beautiful colours. In today’s shop update you will find refreshed shade card sheep and Milarrochy Tweed Sampler Packs containing one ball of yarn in each colour.

2 new yarn kits


Over the past few weeks I’ve been learning to knit using Buachaille – a 2 ply, worsted weight yarn and New Lanark Chunky, but I was keen to see if I could knit with the single ply, fingering yarn – Milarrochy Tweed. The arrival of the brand new Cowslip shade, and my fascination with yellow, proved too much to resist. 


Until now I’ve been working through the book for knitting beginners, Knit How. This hat is my first project from one of Kate’s books. The pattern is Let’s Stripe, by Ute Vos, which features in Milarrochy Heids

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Ute’s hat design incorporated twelve colours of Milarrochy Tweed.

To give the new Cowslip the space to shine, I have teamed it up with only two complimentary shades of Smirr (blue) and Birkin (grey).


I made my own chart!


I love how my stitches have created shape and pattern.


Look at the beautiful swirl of the crown.



Mel quickly knitted up this Polkagris kerchief and chose the classic colourway of grey and yellow (Birkin & Cowslip). 


Kate designed the Polkagris as a lightweight summer knit for 2018 publication, Shore, but I’ve found it really comfortable to wear when there’s a cool spring breeze too.


Kits for both the Let’s Stripe hat and Polkagris kerchief in the new colour ways are now available in today’s shop update.


38 thoughts on “a fresh new shade

  1. I absolutely adore yellow!!! This shade is an especially lovely yellow, good job!
    It’s good to hear from you, Kate!


  2. Yellow and grey together, so delicious! Well done Jane on your knitting progress, it’s been nice to follow your journey while Kate is poorly and always great to read blogs by any of the team at KDD. Wishing Kate a strong recovery.


  3. Great work and lovely new colour.

    Just read Kate’s mail. Please tell her what a courageous woman she is and wish her all the best from me. I am glad she has such a wonderful team behind her and with her.


  4. Beautiful color and great hat knitted pass on best wishes to kate and all of you looking after her and keeping her work going in her absence hope she is well soon but dont want to hear till she is really well make sure she takes all the time she needs


  5. I love the yellow. What is fingering please? Having had two strokes I don’t remember things well. And can someone tell me please what has happened to Kate? I’ve been away from the site and from knitting for a while, and it’s rather worrying to find her not here. Love and best wishes.


  6. Hello Jane! This yellow is my absolutely FAVORITE color and you have captured it in this gorgeous yarn. You’re killing me here…..now I must order yet another project in this gray and yellow colorway! Congrats on your progress in your knitting journey. Judging by the photos, you are a natural!

    So enjoy hearing from the other counterparts at KDD, but please tell Kate she is very much missed and we are keeping positive thoughts winging her way.


  7. What fun to watch you moving though all this! Color is stunning as is your knitting and enthusiasm.

    Please let Kate know we are keeping her in our hearts and prayers and though we miss her terribly we want her to recover well!


  8. Hi, I love this new yellow shade! Especially with the grey colour…. I was wondering, what size of knitting needles did you knit your hat and scarf for this yarn?


  9. You are so cute – can’t wait to see you venture into fair isle….
    Love the new yellow yarn – hope there’s still some left by the time I’m ready to order…


  10. Fab color…one of my favorites! But I just ordered a whole bunch of MT…if only I had waited a week. Now I will just have to order even more…sigh. Maybe I will wait a month or two and see what else might strike my fancy.

    MT is a great yarn. I use a lot of fingering, and I love the tweedy effect in this. Even though there are more readily available tweed yarns in the US, this is SO worth it!


  11. Love this color and the name! Cowslips are flowers I happily remember when I was a little girl. Happy spring to KDD, hope all is well. This new color shade gives me hope for you!


  12. I’ve been waiting for yellow! It looks beautiful and I just ordered some. Can’t wait to see it ‘in person’. Great job knitting with such fine gauge yarn, it took me years to get used to using any needles smaller than 5mm ;).

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  13. Gorgeous colour, I love cowslips and that yarn is perfect. Your knitting skills are really progressing, such a lovely hat. Best wishes to you all, especially Kate. X


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