From 1st April 2019, 5% of our sales at www.countessablaze.com and in-store will be used as microloans on Kiva. Kiva is a worldwide project specialising in microfinancing small businesses and individuals who are locked out of accessing business aid from mainstream banks and organisations.
Microfinancing gives people an opportunity to begin businesses, or grow them and a number are textiles based. Textiles based loans will be our major interest but we'll also lend to others.
This is an unrepeatable colourway from the REBEL BATCH update CAT CAFE.
The real Lord Kitchener had his face plastered on wartime posters exclaiming "Your Country Needs You." Well, your stash needs this yarn.
Credited with inventing the ingenious Kitchener Stitch (which still makes me want to swear because I fail to get it right without resorting to looking it up for abajillionth time), this soft and lightweight yarn is in tribute to the guy who gave us a fancy way of joining our knitting.
It has silk, because who can resist a bit of sleek action?
It has Bluefaced Leicester which is a superior British wool from sheep who look like they have a good time. I mean, their fleeces look incredible and lustrous.
It's machine washable because let's face it, we live in a fast world and don't always want to be too vigilant about the laundry.
The epic stitch definition is crisp and defined and looks equally unworldly with lace stitches or cables.