Sensuous Yarn :: Modern Design

Barrie, Canada · 6675 Sales


Sensuous Yarn :: Modern Design

Barrie, Canada 6675 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2017

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Lisa Mutch

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Lisa Mutch

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EIDOLON Shawl Pattern PDF
IMBUE Shawl Knitting Pattern PDF
CHROMITE Cowl Knitting Pattern PDF
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AMIDST Shawl Knitting Pattern PDF
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HULL slouchy hat knitting pattern pdf
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Sensuous Yarn & Modern Design by Lisa Mutch of Northbound Knitting

The appeal of Northbound Knitting lies in the allure of texture, atmosphere and mystery that the woman behind the company, Lisa Mutch, skilfully creates. Specialising in unique hand dyes for fiber and yarn, Lisa is also an established designer with an international following that is loyal and growing every day.

Lisa has an eye for design that is striking in its simplicity and appeals to knitters who enjoy working textured stitches that intrigue and sooth in equal measure. Whether it is a sharp contrasting line, a varying texture or a subtle asymmetry, Lisa invites knitters to bask in their knitwear to create statement accessories and feminine garments. The simplicity of each item is deceptive and lures knitters into hours wiled away with nothing but their busy hands and own thoughts as they create these moody designs for themselves.

With such a developed understanding of the pleasures of garter stitch fabric or the enticing way two colours can work together, Lisa is also able to apply her attention to detail in dyeing. Lisa’s first love might be dark, moody and mysterious shades that shift subtly but she also offers brightness in all that dark with piercing yellows and burning reds. Her palette is perfect for sharp contrasts and layered colours which time and time again you will feel yourself getting completely immersed in.

Lisa’s choices of fiber and yarn reflect the need for different fabrics, moods and tones: the crispness of Corriedale that crunches through the fingers as you spin; the luxury of cashmere for creating soft waves of fabric or the high energy twist of Merino that adds definition to an array of colours. Northbound Knitting takes its inspiration from the process of creating stitches as much as the final product and invites knitters to lose themselves to their art form in knitwear inspired by detail.


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Shop policies

Last updated on December 21, 2013
Welcome to Northbound Knitting.

There is a Northbound Knitting group on Ravelry where we chat and share pictures of our NBK yarns, fibers and patterns. We also have regular spin-a-longs and knit-a-longs. Feel free to join the group and participate in all the fun. :)

Photos of all my repeatable colourways both for yarn and spinning fiber can be found here:

Everything you see is made/knit/designed/spun and/or dyed by myself in a smoke and pet free environment.

All of my wool and yarn is dyed with professional grade light and colour fast acid dyes and are rinsed well but may still bleed colour during the first wash. Due to the nature of hand dyeing yarn, no two skeins are exactly alike. The yarn is dyed randomly to avoid pooling but alternating skeins on large projects is still recommended.

I photograph all of my wool and yarn in natural light and try to represent the true colours to the best of my ability but monitors do vary.

If you have any questions, comments, or problems please don't hesitate to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
My preferred method of payment is Paypal.

It's the safest, easiest and most secure method of payment and you don't need to have a Paypal account to use their services.
I use Canada Post Regular Parcel service for Canadian orders, and Canada Post Small Packet service for USA and International orders.

If your actual shipping costs less than I charged you for, I will refund the difference through Paypal.

Orders are shipped out within 2-5 business days, excluding weekends and holidays with the exception of pre-orders and clubs.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you're unhappy with your purchase, contact me to discuss possible return/exchange options.

No refunds on knitting patterns, custom orders or pre-orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
For custom orders, message me with what colourway(s) and yarn/fiber base(s) you would like. Within 4-6 weeks, your order will be dyed, photographed and a reserved listing will be put up in the etsy shop for you. I will message you to let you know when it's ready.

With yarn pre-orders you must enter the colourways you would like in the 'note to seller' box during checkout. If you would like the colourways shown in the sample, simply enter 'as shown.' The yarn for pre-orders is dyed to order so please allow approximately 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Coupon codes/promotions do not apply to gift certificates or club memberships.