Yarn & the ancient world

Join Countess Ablaze and Classicist Alitzah Grant for an exploration of hand dyed yarn with colourways inspired by ancient festivals. The checkout will be open each month between the 1st - 7th. We reserve the right to close the checkout early if demand is very high.


Here's how it works

1. Choose box

2. Choose plan - 1 or 2 skeins & choose your location

3. Enjoy

Sign up to a yarn club based upon the ancient world.
Come on a journey with indie dyer Countess Ablaze to explore a year of festivals of Greece and Rome.

No prior knowledge of the ancient world is required to join, just an enthusiasm for joining a yarn club that is a little bit different.


Each month, you'll receive a specially printed box filled with a skein of hand dyed yarn. Skeins are in the 100 gram ballpark and will range from fingering to DK weight. There are no curveballs, no rustic yarns, but the sort of fibres that you're familiar with using such as Bluefaced Leicester and Falkland Merino. We may even throw in an occasional Masham blend. Two colourways are dyed for the month; you'll receive one colourway for one skein boxes and both colourways for two skein boxes.

You'll also receive a booklet written by Countess Ablaze, a pattern suitable for one skein plus suggested further reading. This is printed on recycled paper and is beautifully illustrated by artist Raji Salan and features photography from Nicola Grimshaw-Mitchell.

Each month you'll also receive a small gift, such as stitch markers.


An exclusive Facebook group for The Classics Society members only.

A virtual knit night each month with the Countess.

The Classics Society merchandise to show off your love for the ancient world. 

Members of The Classics Society will get access to Countess Ablaze shop updates 24 hours before general release.

Boxes will be posted by the 25th of each month and payment for the first subscription is taken immediately and after that, renewal payment is automatically taken on the 15th of the month. Full details are on your account when you are logged in.