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Let Your Creativity Run Wild: Emu Classic DK!

By Vanessa Today

SAY HELLO TO EMU YARNS

Let your creativity run wild with all-new Emu Classic DK. Established in 1941, Emu is an iconic yarn brand with a rich heritage that many knitters and crocheters will remember and love. Today, 80 years later, the brand is back with Emu Classic DK, a colourful new yarn for just £1.59 per ball!

Do you remember Emu from its iconic ads in the early days? Or perhaps it was part of your mother or grandmother’s knitting bag. For many knitters and crocheters, Emu is a trip down memory lane, with fond memories and a rich knitting legacy behind it. Emu’s easy-care yarns were known for their great colours and superb value.

ALL-NEW EMU CLASSIC DK - ONLY £1.59!

Brand NEW Emu Classic DK! Soft, smooth and wonderful to work with, it’s the perfect choice for everything from baby clothes to blankets. Plus, it’s only £1.59 for a 100g ball.


50 HAND-SELECTED COLOURS

There’s a colour for every project! Choose from 50 hand-selected shades, from colourful brights to pastels and every colour in between.

ELERI SCHOFIELD, MY CROCHET PLACE

"Emu Classic DK is very soft and comes in a beautiful selection of colours, my personal favourite being Bubblegum! It creates a beautiful soft fabric, perfect for making blankets, and I was really impressed with how the yarn became even softer after washing!"

100% HAPPINESS GUARANTEED

Emu Classic DK is robust enough to deal with daily use whilst still staying super squishy and lightweight. Plus, if you’re not 100% happy, our friendly team are here to go the extra mile to make it right!

LISA HESKETH, CROCHET SANCTUARY

“I’ve really enjoyed using Emu, for an acrylic DK it’s extremely soft, so soft it’s great to use for baby items. Even though it is soft, it doesn’t lack stitch definition, which is great. There’s a massive choice of colours, I don’t think you could ask for anything more, it’s perfect!”

LYNDA-ROSE SIMONINI, CROCHET SANCTUARY

“Emu yarn is great quality and very soft to the touch so would be great for all sorts of knit and crochet projects, even baby items which is fab! As someone who loves to make baby blankets in non-traditional colours it’s great to have a premium acrylic option with a great array of colours to choose from at such a fantastic price, I would definitely recommend trying it for yourself.”

FREE LIMITED EDITION COTTON TOTE

Let your creativity run wild and get a FREE limited edition Emu cotton tote when you buy Emu yarn today (while stocks last!).

Emu Classic DK is available at The Knitting Network, the UK's favourite yarn shop*. The Knitting Network offers a wide range of bestselling yarns and has over 20,000 Excellent rated customer reviews on Trustpilot.

*Ranked the number 1 Yarn Store on Trustpilot, based on customer feedback.

SOURCES:

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/theknittingnetwork.co.uk

https://keighleyhistory.org.uk/2020/04/17/emu-wool...

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/

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Emu Classic DK Crossword

By Vanessa Today

Test your crossword skills with our Emu-themed puzzle to celebrate the launch of new Emu Classic DK!

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Charity of the Month - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

By Vanessa 17 days ago

We’re delighted to be supporting Bumblebee Conservation Trust as our charity of the month throughout May!

During the month, you can round up your orders to the nearest £1 at the checkout and all money raised will be donated to Bumblebee Conservation Trust, registered charity in England and Wales (1115634) and in Scotland (SC042830).

We’ll again be matching all donations so whatever you donate, we’ll donate the same, doubling the total amount raised for the charity.

About Bumblebee Conservation Trust:

We are passionate about saving bumblebees and we believe that the best way to do this is to be guided by the latest bumblebee and pollination science.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. The 24 species of bumblebee found in the UK, represent approximately 10% of the world’s bumblebee species. In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically.

Gardeners have long known about the importance of bumblebees for pollination. These wild bees are iconic, charismatic and captivating insects and provide a vital “free-bee” role in pollinating much of the food on our plates, garden and wildflowers as well as fruits and seeds for birds and small mammals. They are incredibly efficient and effective wild pollinators of 70 of the 100-crop species that provides 90% of food worldwide and act as a useful and powerful indicator of the health of our environment, so there is good reason to act to help them!

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust have a vision to create a world where bumblebees are thriving and valued. Their mission is to increase the number and distribution of bumblebees. A growing number of committed supporters are helping their team of staff make a big difference.

To find out more about the vital work that Bumblebee Conservation Trust does please visit their website here.

Last Month’s Charity:


Throughout April we helped to support Blue Cross and raised over an incredible £1,084, thanks to your checkout donations. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! We’ll also be matching your donations, bringing the total raised for the charity to £2,168.

Blue Cross is a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets since 1897. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend entirely on us. Blue Cross help thousands of pets every month and with your support we can give back to more pets in need. Pets change lives. We change theirs.

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Charity of the Month - Blue Cross

By Vanessa 2 months ago

We’re delighted to be supporting Blue Cross as our charity of the month throughout April!

During the month, you can round up your orders to the nearest £1 at the checkout and all money raised will be donated to Blue Cross, registered charity in England and Wales (224392) and in Scotland (SC040154).

We’ll again be matching all donations so whatever you donate, we’ll donate the same, doubling the total amount raised for the charity.

Blue Cross is a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets since 1897. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend entirely on us. Blue Cross help thousands of pets every month and with your support we can give back to more pets in need. Pets change lives. We change theirs.

The coronavirus pandemic has been extremely difficult for many charities, and Blue Cross has been no exception. Changing restrictions have meant that they have had to re-design many of our processes, reduce their contact with the public in our animal hospitals, shops, rehoming centres and education activities, while doing their utmost to continue to respond to increased demand for many of their services.

Despite this, since the first lockdown back in 2020, Blue Cross' fantastic people, including many volunteers, have continued to work tirelessly to ensure that we can continue to help as many sick, injured and homeless pets as possible – just as they have since 1897.

To find out more about the vital work that Blue Cross does please visit their website here.

“We are so grateful to The Knitting Network for selecting us as the April Charity of the month. April is national pet month, so it is perfecting timing! Covid-19 has resulted in a fall in our income, due to closure of our shops and cancellation of all our face-to-face event and fundraising activities and so your check-out donations are so hugely appreciated. Thank you.

Every year National Pet Month brings together animal welfare charities, professional bodies, businesses, and schools to promote good pet ownership, raise funds for good causes and have fun!” – Natalie Paweleck, Corporate Partnerships Manager

Throughout March we helped to support Versus Arthritis and raised over an incredible £1,438, thanks to your checkout donations. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! We’ll also be matching your donations, bringing the total raised for the charity to over £2,877.

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