Join the Ganny Lock KAL

As keen supporters of The Campaign for Wool, Baa Baa Brighouse is launching the Ganny Lock Knit-A-Long (KAL) to celebrate UK Wool Week 2016 and encourage knitters everywhere to support the British wool industry. Ganny Lock is a warm and cosy wraparound shawl and is the first pattern to be designed in-house solely using Baa Baa Brew, our 100% British Bluefaced Leicester DK yarn which is reared and sheared in the UK, then spun in Yorkshire and hand dyed here at Baa Baa Brighouse HQ using traditional methods. It is available in eight colours, including two new shades for the Autumn/Winter 2016 season which were officially launched at Yarndale 2016. All of the shades, known collectively as 'The Brighouse Collection', are named after areas of Brighouse, the town in which the yarn was dyed. They are Thornhills, Woodhouse, Brookfoot, Rastrick,...

Baa Baa Brighouse Supports The Big Knit!

Innocent hat1 Baa Baa Brighouse is joining forces with Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees and Innocent to lend its support to The Big Knit 2015-16. We're calling on knitters far and wide to pick up their needles and get clicking. We need you to make as many little woolly hats as you can to dress bottles of Innocent drinks this Winter. (more…)

Join Us for World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015

Knit in Public logoTomorrow (Saturday June 13th) marks the 10th anniversary of World Wide Knit in Public Day! It also coincides with the first anniversary of the launch of Baa Baa Brighouse and the setting up of our regular Knit and Natter Group which is held at Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick on the first and third Saturdays of every month. (more…)

Free Changing Guards Pattern When You Buy Fenella

Baa Baa Brighouse has teamed up with vintage knitwear designer Susan Crawford to offer a free copy of her 'Changing Guards' pattern to customers who purchase any of the Fenella range. The pattern was made famous when Prince George was pictured wearing a similar design and yarn stores across the UK quickly sold out of the beautiful 2 ply 100% British wool used to make it. ...

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

To be absolutely honest, I've never really been a big fan of Valentine's Day. Expressing your love for somebody on a particular day of the year, simply because convention demands it, seems a little contrived for my liking. Whenever I have bought into the myth, I felt nothing but awkward - whether it's giving a gift or receiving it. (more…)

Four Free Patterns for Rowan’s Fine Art Aran

Baa Baa Brighouse recently reviewed the gorgeous hand painted Rowan yarn - Fine Art Aran and this morning the lovely folks at Rowan have made some fabulous free patterns available to support one of our favourite yarns! How about this stylish Fine Art Hat for starters? Or you can get to grips with texture with this Classic Basketweave Scarf. The Ripple Cowl by Sandi Prosser will make a beautiful accessory to any wardrobe. While the Sunrise Cowl has a very classic feel to it - perhaps you could tweak the design and make it your own by adding some Baa Baa Brighouse Vintage Buttons. Have a read of our review below and find out for yourself what a fabulous yarn it is! We Review Rowan - Fine Art Aran Browsing around the yarn department in John Lewis one day - long before Baa Baa Brighouse became a reality - Rowan's Fine Art Aran, an...

Free Pattern Friday for the Tour de France!

It's free pattern Friday at Baa Baa Brighouse to celebrate the Grand Depart of the Tour de France from Yorkshire this weekend. And what could be more Yorkshire than this adorable Eco Ewe sheep toy from Rowan? The perfect weekend project. Designed by Andrea McHugh, it supports Rowan's Purelife range and uses Rowan's British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed available at Baa Baa Brighouse for £8.95 a ball. Download the pattern for free here: Eco Ewe Pattern. Happy...

Download Your Free Rowan Mint Sweater Pattern

How pretty is this Mint sweater by Grace Melville? It was originally designed exclusively for the Rowan website. Knitted in Rowan Kidsilk Haze it is the perfect summer knit - classic with a very vintage feel. Download the free pattern here: Mint Sweater and order your yarn  - it takes between five and seven 25g balls depending on the size you choose. At Baa Baa Brighouse, customer service is paramount, we despatch the next working day, our products come carefully wrapped in tissue and satin ribbon just as if it were a gift and if you spend over £25, delivery is free to anywhere in the UK. Happy...

Wedding Season Shrug – Free Rowan Pattern

The wedding season is almost upon us which means lots of pretty floral dresses. And with unpredictable UK weather, no wedding outfit is complete without a shrug, wrap, capelet, shawl or cover up. We think this Rowan Flirty shrug pattern by Lisa Richardson would make a stunning accompaniment and you'd be guaranteed that your outfit wouldn't clash with another guest's. Knitted in gorgeous Rowan Kidsilk Haze the pattern takes just four 25g balls. Choose from neutral tones such as Pearl or Majestic to maximise the garment's wear. It can be teamed with soft cottons or floaty layers and will help keep the chills at bay on Summer evenings....

Free Rowan Pot Holder Pattern

Is your Dad a keen gardener? Are you a keen knitter? Here's a fantastic idea for a Father's Day gift that will make you both happy or perhaps a nice, easy project for yourself. The Rowan Pot Holder uses just three 100g balls of Rowan British Sheep Breeds Chunky in Bluefaced Leicester available at Baa Baa Brighouse for just £8.95. Download the free Rowan pattern...