The Monday Yarn Update is ready for you! Today we added in:
Dream in Color’s Jilly – this 100% Superwash Merino is a single-ply fingering weight yarn that comes with 440 yards to the skein. It’s beautiful for shawls, scarves, hats and wraps. We also have the February Dream Club color available while supplies last (which was dyed on Jilly this month). Pattern Ideas: Elianette, Antarktis, and Rikke Hat. A sample shown below.
Dream in Color’s Classy – a worsted weight yarn that is 100% Superwash Merino with a beautiful twist. You’ll love it for sweaters, vests, shawls, scarves, hats, and mittens. Each skein comes with 250 yards. In addition to the regular colors we got in, we also have two of our exclusive colors in this batch – Moutain Wildflowers and Celebrating the Games. Pattern Ideas: Evangeline, Cruzado Cowl, and Tea Leaves Cardigan. A sample shown below.
Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool – a favorite for sweaters and vests, this worsted weight yarn is 100% wool and soft to knit with. This line also felts beautifully, for those of you working on Loopy Academy Two projects! Pattern Ideas: Guernsey Wrap, February Lady Sweater (seems appropriate!), and Bedouin Bag. A sample shown below.
Universal’s Bamboo Pop – a wonderful yarn for spring and summer sweaters and kids clothes, this sport weight yarn is 50% Bamboo and 50% Cotton with 292 yards to the ball. Soft and luscious to knit and wear. Pattern Ideas: Gemini, Spring Garden Tea, and Blossoms by the Brook. A sample shown below.
Blue Sky Alpacas Extra – Our friend Monica from Knit Night keeps using this yarn to creative beautiful things to wear! Now we all want to knit with it. This aran weight yarn comes with 218 yards to the skein and is 55% Baby Alpaca and 45% Fine Merino. Try it for sweaters, capes, scarves, hats and mitts. Pattern Ideas: Cane Bay Wrap, Tokyo Tower Bandana, and Tatras Fingerless Mitts. A sample shown below.
Blue Sky Alpacas Royal – this is one of my favorites, and it’s no wonder. I’m always partial to the softness and warmth of alpaca, but the Royal part of the description means that it has been crafted from the highest grade of alpaca, giving you a springy loft and luxurious hand. Sport weight, 100% alpaca, and 288 yards to the skein. Pattern Ideas: Catherine Cowl, Colibri, and Ishbel. A sample shown below.
Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton – a worsted weight yarn done on 100% Organic Cotton, making it very soft and squishable. With 150 yards to the skein, it’s great for summer sweaters, baby items, and more. Pattern Ideas: Eyelet Cardigan, Knit Chickens, and Fitted Tank. A sample shown below.
Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk – the only thing that might be even better than that Royal Alpaca (see above) is to take 50% Alpaca and 50% Silk and combine it for a wonderful DK weight yarn. Perfect for soft shawls, cowls, scarves, hats and mitts and you’ll love working with it. Pattern Ideas: Clementine Shawlette, Silk Shrug, and Pretty Thing. A sample shown below.
Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky – working with bulky yarn means your project is going to be done quickly! This 50% Alpaca and 50% Wool is actually a Super Bulky, great for mitts, mittens, hats, cowls and scarves. You will be wonderfully warm! Pattern Ideas: Big Snowy Owl, Breckenridge Cowl, and Trellis Scarf. A sample shown below.
Spud and Choe Fine and Stripey Fine (new!) – we’ve re-stocked the Spud and Chloe solids, but we’ve also added in their new Stripey Fine colors as well. These fingering weight skeins will do little mixed mini stripes. (To see how it looks knitted up in mitts, you can find their new mitt pattern here.) Looks like fun for socks, mitts, gloves and more! These are 191 yard skeins, so you’ll need 2 skeins for socks and some mittens and gloves. Pattern Ideas: Kirsten’s Fingerless Mitts Recipe, Basic Ribbed Socks, and Sockhead Hat. A sample shown below.
Spud and Chloe Outer – another Super Bulky yarn that is quick to knit. This base is 65% Superwash Merino and 35% Organic Cotton, great for blankets, hats, sweaters, cowls and more. Pattern Ideas: Shroom, #106 Outer Baby Blanket, and Overpass Cowl. A sample shown below.
Spud and Chloe Sweater – I made one of my favorite things out of this yarn and vowed never to use another worsted weight again. (Only Sweater, all the time. I enjoyed working with it that much!) The colors are fun, the yarn itself is beautiful, and your projects will turn out great. I’m just sure of it. Pattern Ideas: Pine Forest Baby Blanket, Shellseeker, and Twister. A sample shown below.
Have fun shopping through the new things and we’ll get your orders packed up and shipped right out! And don’t forget to get in on Loopy Academy Semester Two (even if you didn’t join us for the First Semester). Details on last Friday’s blog!
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew
One of our LYSs had a class on the Tatra Fingerless Mitts — they are toasty warm and lovely when finished. Depending on your individual size/gauge, you may not need to put in all the decreases.
Those Stripey Fine colors are gorgeous!