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Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

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Lascaux DK Fall/Winter 2021 Pattern Collection - E-Book

Lascaux DK Fall/Winter 2021 Pattern Collection - E-Book

This year in 2021, we rounded out our very special Lascaux yarn line with a DK weight yarn, and are celebrating it’s creation with a pattern collection of five pieces that are sure to delight! Like the other yarns in the Lascaux line, Lascaux DK incorporates the natural colour, loft and cushiness of Manx Loaghtan Wool, a rare iron-age sheep breed from the Isle of Man, together with the drape, lustre, and silkiness of Punta Arenas Wool, a modern Corridale sheep from Chile. Lascaux DK has a story to tell; bringing together Old World and New World fibres, and connecting us to each other and to our history as crafters as it does so.

This DK weight yarn has been designed to have just the right twist to give great stitch definition for cables and texture while retaining enough rustic character to allow for easy slip stitch and other colourwork techniques. This custom design makes Lascaux DK the ideal all-purpose yarn, and this collection shows off its’ versatility beautifully while allowing you to tell your own story as you work through these patterns.

To create the collection we invited a group of talented designers with backgrounds from around the world to swatch with the new yarn and to design something that would showcase their talents and the yarn at the same time. We think they’ve done a brilliant job and they have created five classic designs that will stand the test of time and provide enjoyment for many years to come. In a year that has continued to bring us challenges (including pandemic case counts increasing again, requiring safety considerations to limit our options in photography sessions), we have cherished the willingness of staff and designers to rally together and make a great project happen. We hope that you will enjoy knitting your way through these pieces, and that the colours and textures will bring joy and comfort into your day!

 This e-book includes the following patterns:

  • Roman Villa Shawl by Caroline Sommerfeld
  • Matsu Hat by Duke of Nikko
  • Pachira Pullover by Michelle Porter
  • Pleiades Pullover by Kristen TenDyke
  • Swift Current Stole by Nadya Stallings

    Patterns and e-books are all delivered by digital download. If your order includes yarn or other items requiring shipment a pattern download email will be sent by our system at the same time and date as shipping confirmation. If your order only includes a pattern and no yarn, the system will immediately send an email with a download link. Our system will send a fresh link to download a new version of a pattern when updates occur. Details on changes to patterns can be found on our pattern errata page.

    Ancient Arts Yarn can be purchased through several different options:

    • Place an order through this website
    • Come visit our store at 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB
    • Order over the phone at 403-454-5663
    • Visit a local yarn shop that stocks Ancient Arts Yarns. A list of shops can be found under the stockist menu above.

    Need help choosing the right yarn for your next project? Including questions on:

    • Choosing the right yarn base
    • Colour choices
    • Calculating yarn requirements

    Please contact us at 403-454-5663 or email us at sales@ancientartsfibre.com to get started.

    Order Changes

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    • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

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    • Shipped by Canada Post, ICS Courier, Purolator and UPS
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    Shipments to International (Outside Canada & USA)

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    • Tracking number available to most destinations
    • You are responsible for any additional brokerage, duties or taxes that may be incurred on import into your country. We cannot change or reduce the amount on your commercial invoice or change the description to gift.

    We offer a 60-day return and exchange policy from the date of shipment. To be eligible for a return or exchange yarn must be in original condition with label intact and be scent and smoke-free. Please note that shipping fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method used for the purchase.

    Please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663 to arrange return.

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