VG February 2018 Newsletter

There are a couple of places left in our 2018 Suffragette Sock Yarn Club. Pictured above is our February yarn, which is named for Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, a philanthropist and benefactor of the Women’s Social and Political Union, who “branded” the suffragette movement with the colours purple, white, and green.

Purple for dignity, white for purity, and green for hope.

We also have some Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence yarn available to buy as a single skein.

Also, a wide range of new Opal Sock Yarn!

VG January 2018 Newsletter

New Yarn

In celebration of the centenary of women in the UK (aged 30 and over) gaining the right to vote, for each month in 2018 we will release a hand-dyed yarn named for one of the suffragettes.

This month’s yarn is named after Annie Kenney, who along with Christabel Pankhurst was the first suffragette to be imprisoned, for 7 days, after heckling Sir Edward Grey at a Liberal rally in Manchester on the issue of votes for women.

Our Solemate Hand Dyed Sock Yarn is spun and dyed in the UK. £9.99 for 100g, each sock yarn order includes a printed copy of our Violet Green Sock Knitting Pattern with a full range of sizes.

VG November 2016 Newsletter


Another quick note to say I have just listed a dozen shades of Phoebe, our lovely merino and silk blend 4ply. It’s perfect for sumptuous gloves, amongst other things, so I am offering our 4ply glove knitting pattern for free with every order containing Phoebe.

I’ve also added more knitting patterns since I last wrote to you, including a brand new one hot off the needles, called Skyscraper Gloves (see picture below). There is limited stranding with these two-colour gloves, so they are easy to work, but also so cosy with the additional strands inside.

Finally, I’m sorry our contact form had disappeared for much of the last month. It is back now.

That’s all for now, thank you for reading.

Wishing you happy knitting,


Skyscraper Gloves
Skyscraper Gloves

VG August 2016 Newsletter

Dear Knitters,

A quick special knitting offer this month, we are offering 10% off everything in our shop to celebrate 10 years of Violet Green. The coupon code for this offer is:


Come and knit yourself a bargain!

Best wishes,



VG July 2016 Newsletter

Dear Knitters,

I have a couple of special offers for you this time. Firstly, our July hand-dyed yarn special offer, our merino sock yarn (Cosima) in a glowing colourway I have called Hebdomeros (see pic below). Secondly, a free ribbed beanie knitting pattern in a full range of sizes. Ribbed beanies are my favourite because you can wear them standing up pixie style, or turned up at the brim for a snug and cosy fit.

I hope you are enjoying your summer knitting as I am. Thanks for reading,


hand dyed sock yarn hebdomeros

VG June 2016 Newsletter

Just our quick note to let you know (i) we have plenty new Opal sock yarn in stock, and (ii) that ourJune special offer is now online: our lovely Cosima merino blend sock yarn, in colours inspired by a recent visit to Exmoor (see pic below).

Thanks for reading, and until next time, happy knitting.

June special offer, Cosima merino sock yarn
June special offer, Cosima merino sock yarn

VG April 2016 Newsletter

I’m sorry I missed last month, I was a bit preoccupied with dying the last installment for the 2016 Art Nouveau Mystery Blanket Knitting Club, for which our set of 12 colours is now complete, and we’re onto our 4th motif already!

Our special offer this month is Cosima, our merino blend sock yarn, in the Aurora colourway (see pic below).

Thanks for reading, and until next time, happy knitting.

April Hand Dyed Yarn Special Offer

VG February 2016 Newsletter

2016 is an exciting time for Violet Green, being our 10th Anniversary. I started Violet Green 10 years ago about now, as the Twin Earth Knitting Supermarket. The first image I have found from the waybackmachine is April 2006, though I can tell by the logos that we had been going a month or so by then. I still use those Opal Brazil hat and gloves, which are too small by now for the son who picked out the yarn and who I knit them for.

We had yet to become Violet Green, though I think our logo colours were giving us a clue. I’ve loved running Violet Green, and am very grateful to all our customers, some of whom have been involved for as long as I have. Thank you! in April 2006 from April 2006

There’ll be a number of special offers related to VG’s 10th anniversary year. The first is a 10% discount on all VG hand dyed yarn, when you use the code:


Mystery Blanket Club News

We are into our 2nd, and final, dyeing batch now for the 2016 Art Nouveau Mystery Blanket Knitting Club. And we are onto our 2nd motif, also. There are still a few places left if you are thinking of joining us…,

Thanks for reading, and until next time, happy knitting.