The Coconut Collection

FeaturedThe Coconut Collection

Adam Curtis Online are proud to launch their first own-brand yarn range in a colourful selection of contemporary summer shades.

Through my career in the wool industry, I have developed a wide variety of yarns and each one has qualities that I try keep unique to that range.  Recently, I decided to do my own yarn range in memory of my late son and so I sought the assistance of my wife and parents to help add those extra special touches.

Affectionately named The Coconut Collection, the range is made up of four light-worsted/DK yarns made in the UK from British Wool.

 

The Coconut Collection Yarn 2019

So why The Coconut Collection?  My son arrived into this world prematurely and while he survived his initial journey, unfortunate circumstances saw him leave us after a heart wrenching 38 hours.

Coconut knitting yarn heart

We decided to name our baby boy Coconut, as this was his nickname during my wife’s pregnancy and the first name he responded to when I met him in hospital. The timing of our pregnancy would suggest that our boy was conceived on our honeymoon in Hawaii.

Hawaii
A beautiful Hawaiian sunset

The stunning Hawaiian beaches were the main inspiration behind our shade selection for which we chose a few ourselves before asking for suggestions from a number of our wonderful Twitter followers.  From a brilliant shortlist, we put together the collection.

The four shades are: Salty Kisses, Ocean DreamCoral Daze and one that was always going to feature, Coconut Milk.

Coconut Milk knitting yarn
Coconut Milk
Coral Daze knitting yarn
Coral Daze
Salty Kisses knitting yarn
Salty Kisses
Ocean Dream knitting yarn
Ocean Dream

 

Yarn Specs:

  • Light-worsted/DK
  • 2/4.7Nm count, 110m/50g ball
  • Spun and dyed in Yorkshire, using 100% British Wool
  • Available as individual 50g balls or packs of 10 from the ACO website (here)

Several kits and patterns will be released in the near future so if you would like to be the first to hear of these, please sign up to our newsletter (here).  Alternatively, ACO has signed up to Ravelry so please feel free to say hello to us on there.

We are very excited to be attending Fibre East in Bedfordshire, our first fibre and craft show, where we will be exhibiting The Coconut Collection for the first time.  Please feel free to come and meet us in person where we will have our new yarn and other goodies from our online shop on offer.

Fibre-East logo 2019

For more information, please use the contact form on our WordPress site or contact us directly via our website www.adamcurtisonline.co.uk

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A very British picnic…

A very British picnic…

There are few things that we Brits enjoy more than a well-thought-out picnic on a sunny summer day and with the warmer months quickly approaching, why not prepare yourself now with one of our Best of British Wool throws?

While these throws have always been popular as home accessories, they are also perfect for the outdoors where their soft lofty pile makes for comfortable seating, be that laid directly on the ground or over a lounger or chair.

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A perfect setting for a teddy bears’ picnic…

The Best of British Collection features three colourways in black, soft grey and brown.  They are generous in size, easily catering for a few picnicking participants (or a collection of teddy bears) and picnic essentials.

Designed to show how well British Wool performs, these undyed throws are both sturdy and soft to the touch.  Made in Yorkshire to the highest of standards, the throws will provide you with many sunny adventures.

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For when the sun starts to fade, the three classic designs make for snuggly wraps to keep you warm while you watch the sunset.  Large enough to cosy with company or folded in half for solo-use, enjoy wool’s ‘woolabilities’ while you say goodbye to lovely day of picnicking fun.

The Best of British Throw Collection

The Best of British wool throw collection is made using 100% British wool as licensed by the British Wool Marketing Board and woven in Yorkshire, the home of British Textiles.

BWMB licensee scheme 100% British Wool
British Wool Marketing Board licensee scheme 100% British Wool certification for the Best of British Throw Collection

For more information, please use the contact form on our WordPress site or contact us directly via our website www.adamcurtisonline.co.uk

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