Welcome to the Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club Gallery. This is where we seek to showcase all of the fantastic garments members of the club have made using their monthly yarn subscriptions.
We’d like to say a special thank you to Yan Tan Tethera member, Fiona Wardingley, for coming up with the idea for this page.
‘Red Cloud’ is by Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn, inspired by an image of the same name by Shutterspot Photography and dyed on to some lovely Jacob DK.
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‘Snow Skies’ if by Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums and was inspired by a gorgeous winter scene taken by Shutterspot Photography in the Calder Valley.
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‘Christmas at the Corn Exchange’ is by Jaki Bogg of Hot Butter Yarns and was inspired by an image of the same name by Shutterspot Photography.
Elaine knitted two 1920s style cloche hats, combining the yarn with some soft undyed alpaca.
‘Harvest Moon’ is by Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist and was inspired by the image, ‘Fallen Leaves’, by Shutterspot Photography.
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‘Stained Glass’ by Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn was inspired by an image of the same name by Shutterspot Photography. The picture was taken at the historic St Matthew’s Church, just a stone’s throw away from Baa Baa Brighouse HQ in Rastrick, Brighouse, West Yorkshire.
Marie Ryal knitted a gorgeous cable edged shawl as a gift for a friend. Marie was mysteriously gifted another skein of yarn, so knitted a second shawl for herself.
Lynne Rowe has started work on what looks like a shawl, teaming ‘Stained Glass’ with a lovely shade of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply.
‘Flutterby’ by Sherry James of Ba’Tat Hand Dyed Yarns was inspired by the image, ‘Painted Lady, by Shutterspot Photography. The picture of the native butterfly settled on some pink blooms was captured at Temple Newsam in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Fiona Wardingley teamed her Yan Tan Tethera yarn with some green alpaca to create slippers using a circle sock pattern and felt soles from our friends at Joe’s Toes.
Elaine made a simple garter stitch triangular shaped shawl to show the colour variations at their best.
‘Memories’ by Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums was inspired by the image, ‘Forget Me Not’, by Shutterspot Photography. It was taken on a ‘walkabout’ with the local photography group on the towpath of the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal at Brighouse.
Rebecca Morris made a pretty lace hat.
‘Spring Border’ by Jaki Bogg of Hot Butter Yarns was inspired by an image of the same name by Shutterspot Photography. It was taken in the gardens of Rastrick Library, a stone’s throw away from Baa Baa Brighouse HQ.
Elaine made a scarf of her own design using ‘Spring Border’ and combining it with another Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club yarn by Jaki, ‘Blackstone Edge’ from February 2016.
‘Butter’ by Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist was inspired by ‘The Yellow Fields’ by Shutterspot Photography, showing a field of rapeseed outside of Malton, North Yorkshire, that is just coming into bloom.
Fiona Wardingley used her yarn as a holiday project, creating a gorgeous crescent shaped lace shawl.
Nicola Taylor also opted for a beautiful, drapey shawl. This time a traditional triangular one.
‘The Folly’ by Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn was inspired by an image of the same name by Shutterspot Photography which depicts Victoria Tower on Castle Hill in Huddersfield against a brooding lilac sky.
Quick off the mark as always, Fiona Wardingley cast on a lovely pair of hand knit socks. Gorgeous colours!
Marie Ryal has finished a shawlette with a matching pair of fingerless mitts. Absolutely stunning!
Lucy Burns has been a busy bee working on a Uintah Shawl. Beautiful!
Deborah Arneil used a Simple Sock Pattern by Sue Morgan – available on Ravelry.
Elaine knitted the Kiri Shawlette by Anniken Allis. The pattern is available for free on Ravelry.
Rebecca Miles has begun crocheting some delicate flowers – can’t wait to see what they’re used for!
‘Crocosmia’ by Sherry James of Ba’tat Hand Dyed was inspired by an image of the same name by Shutterspot Photography, captured in the gardens of Temple Newsam in Leeds.
Elaine made a simple yet effective scarf which shows off the colour changes of the variegated yarn perfectly. She also trimmed a version of the Baa Baa Brighouse Ganny Lock Shawl with the remainder.
‘Melted Sunrise’ by Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums was inspired by ‘Urban Sunrise’, a shot taken in Leeds city centre by Shutterspot Photography.
Elaine knitted a strappy summer top for her daughter, Florence. A lovely pattern worked entirely in the round, so no sewing up! It’s finished with ribbon straps that are hand-stitched on and decorated with wooden flower buttons.
‘Blackstone Edge’ by Jaki Bogg of Hot Butter Yarns, was inspired by an image of the same name taken by Shutterspot Photography on the border of Calderdale along the Pennine Way.
Elizabeth Martin made a cowl using a pattern that really shows off the deep, rich tones of the yarn to best advantage.
Samantha Varley made a really cute ‘Blackstone Edge’ cat using her yarn. How sweet!
Elaine has started work on a scarf of her own design using ‘Blackstone Edge’ and combining it with another Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club yarn by Jaki, ‘Spring Border’ from July 2016.
‘Eos’ by Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist, was inspired by ‘Blackshaw Sunrise’ by Shutterspot Photography. The image was captured on the moors above Hebden Bridge.
Elaine made a top for her daughter using a pattern by Elena Nodel.
Fiona Wardingley is busy working on a lovely shawl and has married the yarn with some Debbie Bliss Angel Prints.
‘Shining in the Background’ by Joy McMillan of The Knitting Goddess, was inspired by the image, ‘Sparkle’, by Shutterspot Photography taken at the annual Christkindelmarkt in Millennium Square, Leeds.
Elaine made a Spiral Staircase Scarf as a Christmas gift. The pattern is available for free on Ravelry.
She also teamed it with some Laura’s Loom Bluefaced Leicester/Suri Alpaca in Sulphur to make two pairs of fingerless mitts.
‘Poppy Cascade’ is by Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn, inspired by ‘Wave’ at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Elaine used the purple mini skein to trim a tunic style top for her daughter, Florence.
Elaine also adapted Erika Knight’s ‘Janet and John Scarf’ pattern to make a Christmas gift. A little thinner than the original with a ‘Doctor Who’ feel.
‘Valley View’ is by Sherry James of Ba’Tat Hand Dyed Yarns, full of subtle, muted, earthy tones.
Fiona Wardingley has made a pair of cosy Autumn socks. The yarn has knitted up beautifully – looking good Fiona!
‘Apple Bloom’ is by Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums in Halifax, a nod to early Autumn.
Many thanks to Julia Hansche from Berlin, Germany, for sending us a picture of the socks she has knitted using Jodi’s yarn. Blooming marvelous they are too!
Elaine made a cowl as a Christmas gift.
‘Malham Cove’ is by Jaki Bogg of Hot Butter Yarns based in Skipton, full of deep, rich hues as the season prepares for change.
Many thanks to Fiona Wardingley for sending us a picture of the gorgeous socks she has started knitting. Operation Sock Drawer is well and truly underway!
Elaine trimmed a short sleeved raglan sweater for her son, Benjamin, with it, knitting the body with West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in Chocolate Lime.
‘Fairground Attraction’ is by Joy McMillan of The Knitting Goddess, a vibrant mix of brights which lends itself perfectly to sock patterns.
Fiona Wardingley made a lovely pair of slipper socks and finished them off with felt soles from our friend Amanda over at Joe’s Toes. Great for keeping those tootsies toasty!
Elaine made a shawl of her own design for her daughter’s fifth birthday. She has called it ‘Carousel’.
Later she made a matching pair of fingerless mitts and had enough left to trim the cuffs and fingers of another pair of mitts with it.
‘Aged Wood’ by Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist is a mix of subtle tones with hints of burnt orange and deep teal.
Elaine made a shawl of her own design – a simple piece using two skeins and added ribbon weaving to the edge to highlight the orange and teal tones of the yarn. She also used it to trim the cuffs and fingers of a pair of mitts, also of her own design, called ‘Fisher King Mitts’.
Marie Ryal made a lovely shawl that really shows off the yarn’s colours.
Elizabeth Stephenson-Payne has created a wonderful shawl with a gorgeous picot edge.
‘Explosion in a Dye Factory’ by Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarns has to be one of our all time favourites of the Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club. The colours are just amazing!
Fiona Wardingley is working on another pair of slipper socks and as you can see, the yarn is knitting up beautifully. And what a gorgeous pattern too!
‘Shepherd’s Delight’ by Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums captures all of the colours of a perfect sunset in a skein of yarn – oranges, pinks and purples.
Elizabeth Stephenson-Payne decided to make a shawl with her exclusive yarn. A simple pattern but it shows off the colours beautifully. We love it!
Deborah Arneil knitted the ‘I Heart Rainbows Sweater’ by Tin Can Knits – her first children’s top down, in the round sweater. Well done!
‘Lichen Licked’ is by Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist and came as a real surprise! The colours and yarn are absolutely beautiful – a 75%/25% Bluefaced Leicester/Nylon mix sock yarn.
Deborah Arneil knitted up this lovely pair of cosy looking socks, guaranteed to keep those tootsies toasty!
Fiona Wardingley created a gorgeous cowl and matching fingerless mitts set and here she is looking truly stunning in them.
Marie Ryal knitted a beautiful shawl that really shows off the colouring of yarn.
‘Plumage’ is by Crystal Flanagan of Domesticated Human. Members received 100g skeins of West Yorkshire Spinners Wensleydale DK and an exclusive pattern, the ‘Plumage Slouchy Tam’, also designed by the very talented Crystal.
Yarn Club member, Fiona Wardingley, knitted up the ‘Plumage Slouchy Tam’ pattern and here she is looking lovely in it!
Gemma Garner, who received the yarn as a birthday present, made a gorgeous pair of fingerless gloves.
Gemma has also blogged about the Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club and her ‘make’ which you can read here: Gemma Garner’s Blog
Elaine made a button-up vest for her son, Benjamin and had enough left to make a pair of fingerless mitts, also called ‘Plumage’.
‘Crocus’ by Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn based in Leeds. Club members received a 100% Bluefaced Leicester DK base, 100g skein, giving 225m of woolly goodness.
Sarah North created a beautiful cable wrist warmer set using January’s yarn club wool. It’s even got a bit of a checker board pattern to it!
Fiona Wardingley also knitted a lovely pair of warm fingerless mitts which have a diamond shape pattern on them thanks to some clever dyeing technique by Katie! We have to say well done to Fiona as she has been suffering with sciatica and has been unable to knit very much which we know she has found extremely frustrating. The mitts were knitted whilst standing up! We wish Fiona a speedy recovery.
Marie Ryal knitted a beautiful cowl which also does a great job of showing off the colours to their very best.
Elaine made a simple garter stitch shawl with lace edging by combining the yarn with some Rowan Super Fine Merino 4 Ply.
‘Red Robin’ by Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums based in Halifax. Jodi used a yarn mix of 80% Bluefaced Leicester and 20% silk for the project, giving a length of 800m or weight of 100g.
Fiona Wardingley created this amazing scarf, the colour created a fantastic repeating pattern.
Elaine made a version of Karie Westermann’s ‘Proserpine Shawl’ with added knitted flowers and beads. She then made a pair of fingerless mitts of her own design, again adding flowers and beads.
‘Walled Garden’ was made by Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist. Club members received a main skein and a contrasting mini skein of 100% Jacobs DK which combined purples, greens, yellows and greys.
Elaine made a pair of fingerless mitts in a herringbone pattern for her husband – something to keep his hands warm when he’s doing outdoor photography.
She also made a pair of socks and still had some yarn leftover so trimmed a little shrug for her daughter with it – fantastic value!
Rachael Singh also opted for a pair of fingerless mitts in a different pattern using rib and stocking stitch.
Fiona Wardingley knitted up a pair of lovely slippers, finished with a contrasting flower and non-slip soles from our friend, Amanda, at Joe’s Toes.
‘Autumn Abbey’ was dyed by Crystal Flanagan of Domesticated Human. Club members received 100g hanks of 100% Bluefaced Leicester roving yarn by West Yorkshire Spinners – a bulky weight yarn ideal for warm and cosy knits.
Crystal also created an exclusive pattern for the club – the Autumn Abbey Cowl, modeled in the picture by her mother-in-law.
Club member, Elaine, chose to knit some Winter walking socks for her husband’s birthday. She mixed the yarn with some Rowan Felted Tweed in Ginger, complementing the orange tones of Crystal’s yarn.
Fiona Wardingley made a pair of gorgeous slippers and finished them off with fantastic matching non-slip felt soles from Joes’s Toes.
‘Marsden Moor’ was dyed by Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn. Club members received 100g skeins of 100% Bluefaced Leicester 4 ply yarn in a gorgeous burnt orange colour.
Elaine made a close-knit scarf with tassels for her husband, Gary, for Christmas. She mixed it with some Titus by Baa Ram Ewe that she had leftover from another festive project. Here’s Gary wearing the finished garment.
Fiona Wardingley made a pair of pretty lace fingerless gloves. We’re sure you’ll agree, they’re lovely!