A collection of designs by Rosee Woodland, Emma Vining, Helen Metcalfe and Francesca Hughes
At West Yorkshire Spinners, experimenting and developing British yarns is our passion. So to create WYS ColourLab DK – Colloboration in Design we commissioned four talented designers to join us in a unique collaboration of their ideas and our new ColourLab DK.
Emma Vining, Francesca Hughes, Rosee Woodland and Helen Metcalfe – have each brought their own distinctive individual styles to the project. The result is a formula for success – and a diverse range of fantastic patterns for you to create. From Rosee, there’s vibrant and playful Scandinavian-inspired designs. Francesca’s focus is on contemporary garments in lace-like textures that reveal the charm of neutral shades. Helen celebrates strong shapes using cable and bramble stitch whilst Emma re-invents the classics in beautiful bold shades and intricate cabling.
Inspired by the great stitch definition and 18 bright solid shades of ColourLab DK yarns, our collaborators have designed 8 original women’s handknits in 100% British wool for you to create at home.
We hope you enjoy Collaboration in Design.
It’s a little bit of science – and a lot of magic.
Ball Size – 100g
Composition – 100% British Wool
Weight – Double Knit
Needles – 4mm US6
225 Metres – 245 Yards
Machine Wash 40°
Do not tumble dry
Reshape whilst damp
Tension – 28 Rows – 22 Stitches
Owing to photography and digital reproduction the images have been matched as closely as possible to the yarn.