Holidays - for the weeks beginning 24 and 31 October, La Mercerie will be closed on Tuesday as well as Monday, and will close at 4pm Wednesday to Saturday. Back to usual hours from Tuesday 8 November. Sue Mayo of The Old Piggery will be minding the shop, so you will be in very capable hands.

A new Anniken Allis workshop!

Saint Aubin's Bay is an elegant crescent shaped shawl worked from the top down with an eyelet garter stitch pattern. Two short row wedges and a beaded picot cast/bind off adds interest to a fun accessory.

In the morning we'll practice the techniques used to knit this shawl including short rows, adding beads using a crochet hook, picot cast-off and how to shape the shawl.

In the afternoon you will start your own St Aubin's Bay shawl. You will need two skeins of 100gr/400m sock yarn (4ply/fingering weight yarn), 4mm circular needles (80cm long), 67 6mm miracle beads (or alternatively seed beads can be used) and 0.75mm crochet hook.

Pattern will be provided. All materials for the morning will be supplied but please bring materials as above for the afternoon project (this can be purchased in the shop on day of workshop if preferred).

Suitable for confident novice and intermediate knitters.

Sunday 20 November 10am till 4pm. Cost: £55, light lunch included.

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Welcome to La Mercerie ... I've been dreaming of my own woolshop since I was a student and here it is! Located in the lovely market town of Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, I stock Sirdar, Debbie Bliss, Noro, Juniper Moon Farm, Adriafil, Rico, Navia and Bergere de France. Come and visit, and see and feel the beautiful colours and textures. I stock a full range of knitting accessories, including the wonderful Brittany birch needles.

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Now stocking gorgeous hand dyed yarns and knitting kits from the Old Piggery

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