Updated 14th March 2024.

We really love it when people send us pictures of garments and items they have created from yarn that they have bought from The Wool Boat.

This page is intended to be a gallery of your beautiful work.

Please feel free to send us more pictures and we’ll add them here.

Carole and Capt Col 14.12.2022

Tea Cosy from Anne Robinson

Tea cosy knitted by Anne Robinson from James C Brett’s Driftwood yarn. Driftwood DW04.

This yarn is now being discontinued but we do still have stocks of most shades as of 14.3.2024, details here

Crochet socks by Max

Crochet socks by Max

From WYS Signature 4ply bought from The Wool Boat

Hi all, lovely socks that have been crocheted by Max, one of out loyal customers of The Wool Boat.

Max kindly sent these photo’s and a few words in a while back so a bit of a catch up.

 “It’s that time of year we need to slip into cosy scrumptious socks. Inspiring folk to have a go at crocheting & to work with beautiful yarn, here are a few pairs I crochet this winter with the wool I purchased from the one & only fabulous Wool Boat”.

Pic 1, Pattern is ‘ Cupid’ by Anna Nikipirowicz. WYS Signature 4ply, Shade no 855, “Pheasant”

Pic 2 & 3, Pattern is ‘Locomotive Socks’ by A la Sascha. WYS Signature 4ply, Shade no 851 “Peacock” and Shade no 395 “Chocolate Lime”

A big thanks to Max, if she has inspired you we have these shades in stock on The Wool Boat. Carole and Capt Col

Something a bit different by John Waters who is a weaver.

A woven wrap by John Waters.

John Waters from Jubilee Fibres based on the narrow boat “Burnt Oak” recently created this wrap for a fellow boater.

John wove it using West Yorkshire Spinners British Wool bought from us on The Wool Boat.

For the warp, the up and down bit, he used Signature 4 ply yarn, shade no 735, Blackcurrant Bomb and for the weft, the cross ways bit he used Colour lab DK shade no 1028, Bluebell Mist.

Because of space constraints on the narrow boat the wrap was made in two pieces and sewn together.

The pictures have been supplied by John and the wrap is now with the happy customer.

Alison recently, August 2023, completed this baby’s set from “Driftwood” bought from the Wool Boat.

This yarn comes in 10 different shades, this one being DW08, which is a bit bluer in real life.

At present, September 2023 the yarn is priced at £3.60 per 100 gram ball.

Details of the yarn are here.

Here are pictures of the 2 shawls that Max Lindley crocheted recently, plus feedback for your customer creations page.

I have attached a number of photos for you to decide on, I’m happy to have my modelling them as the picture’s show off the colours beautiful. The full sized shawl on the fence shows the full colour changes. Maybe 2 pictures of each shawl, I’ll leave that up to you.

Both crochet shawls are inspired by ‘Spring Showers Shawl’ by Maria Bittner.

Shawl 1, crochet in James C Brett Aurora DK in Shade 04.

Weight 175gm’s, width 68″, Depth 26″.

Shawl 2, crochet in James C Brett Aurora DK in Shade 02.

Weight 160gm’s, Width 55″, Depth 26″.

“I have absolutely loved crocheting with this beautiful Aurora yarn,..so squishy smooth, light weight, fabulous stitch definition and most of all the gorgeous colours that change from one to the next, perfect for shawls, scarves, in fact everything” 

Many thanks to Capt Col & Carole for stocking it.

Best wishes Max 

shawl from Aurora shade 04 Shawl crocheted from Aurora shade 04 by Max Lindley Shawl inspired by ‘Spring Showers Shawl’ by Maria Bittner.
Max in shawl from Aurora shade 04 Shawl inspired by ‘Spring Showers Shawl’ by Maria Bittner. Shawl 1, crochet in James C Brett Aurora DK in Shade 04. Weight 175gm’s, width 68″, Depth 26″.
Shawl from Aurora shade 02 Shawl inspired by ‘Spring Showers Shawl’ by Maria Bittner. Shawl 2, crochet in James C Brett Aurora DK in Shade 02. Weight 160gm’s, Width 55″, Depth 26″.
Max in shawl from Aurora shade 02 Shawl 2, crochet in James C Brett Aurora DK in Shade 02. Weight 160gm’s, Width 55″, Depth 26″. Both crochet shawls are inspired by ‘Spring Showers Shawl’ by Maria Bittner.

A baby blanket crocheted by Sue Godfrey. This shade of the Twinkle Prints yarn has sadly been discontinued, though there are a good range of other shades available. The blanket measures 24 inches by 24 inches. Sue bought this yarn from us on The Wool Boat where we have stocks of other shades of this versatile acrylic yarn. Image no Cw 8115 Copyright Colin Wareing uploaded 8.11.2022

A baby blanket crocheted by Sue Godfrey. This shade of the Twinkle Prints yarn has sadly been discontinued, though there are a good range of other shades available.  The blanket measures 24 inches by 24 inches. Sue bought this yarn from us on The Wool Boat where we have stocks of other shades of this versatile acrylic yarn.   Image no Cw 8115 Copyright Colin Wareing Pic Cw 8115 Colin Wareing colinandcarolescreations@yahoo.co.uk www.thewoolboat.co.uk

Crocheted pink blanket by Mandy’s mum A beautiful blanket crocheted from yarn bought from The Wool Boat by Mandy’s mum who lives in Leicestershire but loves to visit us when she comes up to Burscough to see her daughter. August 2022

Updated 24.7.2022 with a pic from Jane of A lovely babies cardigan knitted from the Magi knit yarn she bought from us when she came across us moored and open one day a few weeks ago. James C Brett “Magi knit” DK yarn shade Y208.

Magi knit babies cardigan by Jane, A lovely babies cardigan knitted by Jane who bought the Magi knit yarn from us when she came across us moored and open one day a few weeks ago. James C Brett “Magi knit” DK yarn shade Y208.

Thank you Jane for allowing us to share the picture.

“Craft Projects June 2022

Morning to you both, hope you’re both well.

Thought you might like to see what I did with the last batch of yarn I bought from you. All to be posted to The Gift of Warmth FB group later. 3 x Corner to corner blankets, 4 x men’s hats plus 4 x ladies hats.

From Andrea Mayer June 2022”

Thank you Andrea for allowing us to share the picture.

Updated 20.5.2022

Pics from a couple of customers with creations, all created from James C Bretts “Happiness” baby yarn.

We stock the full range of 10 shades on The Wool Boat priced at £3.00 per 100 gram. Further details here, in our webshop

Shelia Wilsons “Call the Midwife blanket” no 1 Crocheted from James C Bretts “Happiness” baby yarn in a silver shade, HP10. 19.5.2022 We have the full range of 10 shades of “Happiness” in stock on The Wool Boat priced at £3.00 per 100 gram ball.
Shelia Wilsons “Call the Midwife blanket” no 2 Crocheted from James C Bretts “Happiness” baby yarn in a silver shade, HP10. 19.5.2022 We have the full range of 10 shades of “Happiness” in stock on The Wool Boat priced at £3.00 per 100 gram ball.
Marjorie Crocheted Baby blanket, hat and booties No 1 Crocheted from James C Bretts “Happiness” baby yarn in a white shade, HP04 and Baby Blue HP05 19.5.2022 We have the full range of 10 shades of “Happiness” in stock on The Wool Boat priced at £3.00 per 100 gram ball.
Crocheted Baby blanket, hat and booties No 2 by Marjorie Crocheted Baby blanket, hat and booties No 2 by Marjorie Crocheted from James C Bretts “Happiness” baby yarn in a white shade, HP04 and Baby Blue HP05 19.5.2022 We have the full range of 10 shades of “Happiness” in stock on The Wool Boat priced at £3.00 per 100 gram ball.
Crocheted Baby blanket No 3 by Marjorie Crocheted Baby blanket No 3 by Marjorie Crocheted from James C Bretts “Happiness” baby yarn in a white shade, HP04 19.5.2022 We have the full range of 10 shades of “Happiness” in stock on The Wool Boat priced at £3.00 per 100 gram ball.

Crochet Cowl by Max

Max has been crocheting with West Yorkshire Spinners 4 ply yarn that shows off a great alternative use for what is normally considered a sock yarn, doesn’t it look beautiful?  

Max says, “this cowl is Inspired by Elly Doyle’s Rosita Cowl in ripple stitch with which I wanted to create a light and airy cowl with plenty of drape, colour contrast and stitch definition. 

I am pleased the 4ply yarn I chose, crochet up beautifully, WYS Zandra Rhodes “Rainbow” and Signature 4 ply “Liquorice”, the black shade”

We have both of these shades in stock on The Wool Boat priced at £7.50 per 100 gram ball.

“Dinosaur hoodie by Sarita.

I thought you might like the attached pictures of a Dinosaur hoodie that I’ve knitted using grey James C. Brett double knitting with Merino yarn that I bought for the blanket I knitted last year. I have paired it with a Sirdar Snuggly Crofter yarn that I also had in my stash, and I have used this for the spikes. Again, this James C. Brett yarn was an absolute pleasure to knit with; it knits up so beautifully and is so soft and nice to work with.

Takes care

Best wishes 

Sarita x”

Sarita has her own Etsy shop, Sazzy knits here.

Black and white kitty blanket by Andrea

Black and white kitty blanket by Andrea

“Knitted from James Brett Top value acrylic in black and white shades. The pattern is from a vintage baby blanket from the 60s that belonged to my Leigh Grandma. She passed all her needles and patterns on to me when her eyesight started to fail and hands got too arthritic. Had it in my pattern collection for about 40 years? “

Andrea.

Knitted by Andrea as a Christmas present for one of her daughter’s cats, so couldn’t show it to you before now.

We have a wide range of shades of this yarn available for £1.80 per 100 gram (price at 20.1.2022) details here

Cardie by Sue from pure cotton August 2021
One of our local customers, Sue, has knitted this lovely babies’ cardigan from James C Brett’s “Pure Cotton” in the pink shade IC06. Thanks to Sue for buying the yarn from us and sharing the picture. We have a further 5 shades of this 100% cotton yarn, in the shades of White, Navy Blue, Red, Blue and Lilac, in stock that it comes in 100 gram balls priced at £3 a ball. Carole and Colin on The Wool Boat.

Details and shades of It’s Pure Cotton are here

A blanket hand knitted by a local customer, Sarita, from DK with Merino, this being shade DM10, one of 21 shades we have on the Wool Boat, details here
Sarita says, “This is the one I made with the James C Brett with Merino – it was an absolute pleasure to knit with!”
Sarita has her own Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/sazzyknits/

A Cushion cover by Anne Robinson.
A cushion cover knitted from James C Bretts Landscape yarn by Anne Robinson. The pattern, created by Anne is based on the dragon tooth shawls that Carole has been knitting recently. The yarn is landscape shade LS04, a DK weight yarn, which though now discontinued we still have some balls of this and other shades in stock. Image Cw 7439 copyright Anne Robinson

More details of this yarn can be found here

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