Yarn Review – Wendy Thor

Posted by Amy | Posted in Staff Projects, Yarn Reviews | Posted on 17-10-2012



Many of you have probably seen the Wendy Thor ‘knitting’ slide popping up on our new website. There are some gorgeous shades to choose from including Viking the shade shown in the photograph.  For those of you who haven’t spotted it here it is! Amazing colours and texture don’t you think?

This week Catherine (Craft Barn manager) has been knitting with the super chunky yarn. When she brought in her completed cowl I just had to share it with you. The perfect opportunity for a yarn review. Here is what she had to say…………..

‘A lovely, soft yarn to work with. I was spoilt for choice with the variety of shades. Autumnal oranges and browns through to icy Winter grey. Decisions, decisions in the end I chose ‘Aurora’ – shade 1985 as I like the hint of turquoise & pink coming through. The cowl pattern I have followed is actually on the ball band, the best thing of all you only need the 1 ball (£6.50)! I found the yarn really easy to knit and with chunky 15mm needles I soon had it knitted. In fact it only took one evening. Looking through the other patterns I think I might just be tempted to knit a cushion or pouffe cover in maybe one of the grey shades. One more thing – although there are buttons on the cowl you do not need to know how to do button holes due to the nature of the holey design.’

The cowl would make an ideal Christmas gift!

Comments (4)

Would you happen to have video or instructions for this please?

Thank you 🙂


I am sorry but the instructions are on the ball band. We don’t have a video unfortunately.

Amy x

How do you start the row with (yfwd) twice with no stitches on the right needle, or do you slip the first stitch for a neater edge and then do the (yfwd) twice?

Have figured it out now!!!

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