I hope you had a great weekend. We had a snowy weekend (about 10″ of snow at our house), so I took that as a sign that I was supposed to stay in and knit. 🙂 I finished two projects that were in-progress, and now it’s time to find more yarn and start a new one. Fortunately, we have lots of options for you in today’s update. We just added in:
Madelinetosh Vintage – You’ll love this Worsted Weight yarn that is 100% Superwash Merino. Great for sweaters, vests and heavier shawls, and now is the time to stock up on sweater quantities! We are fans of the twist and the way it makes patterns pop. I’m currently working on an Ashby out of this. You might also like it for Geysir Stretch, Super Cupcake (boy, that looks warm), Berruti, Mielie Vest, Boden, and Topiary. Shown here in Mica and Cathedral.
The Fibre Company Canopy Fingering – This fingering base is 50% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool and 20% Bamboo and it comes in 20 colors. It’s great for shawls, infinity cowls, mittens and more. Pattern suggestions: Veyla, Zephyr Cove, Pendulum, Gable Mitts, Angler’s Loop Socks, and Herrington. Shown here in Acai and Fern.
The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted – This worsted weight yarn is warm and wonderful for sweaters, toasty cowls and scarves, hats and shawls, and more. The base is 50% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool and 20% Bamboo (the same as the fingering weight version) and it also comes in 20 colors. Pattern suggestions: 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf, Worsted Pour Moi, Maeve, Welldigger, Canopy Ribbed Cowl, Rocky Coast Cardigan, and Liv. Shown here in Blue Parrot and Dragonfruit.
The Fibre Company Road to China Light – I’m just going to say, most in-store shoppers do a “sigh and buy” when they pick this up on their way around the shop. It is so luscious. A sport weight that is 65% Baby Alpaca, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere and 15% silk, so you can imagine how wonderful it feels. Try it for cowls, mitts, hats and scarves so you can enjoy the feel of it close to your skin. Pattern suggestions: Basalt, Alice, Fallberry Mittens, Lavaliere, Susie Roger’s Reading Mitts, En Blekksprut Beret, and Chance of Showers. Shown here in Riverstone and Smoky Quartz.
Cascade Fixation – This DK weight yarn is 98% cotton and 2% elastic, making it great for summer wear, kids clothes, cool socks, and nice for people who can’t wear wool. The yarn has a “give” to it, so even though the yardage is just 100 yards, it knits up longer than that. (I can make a ladies size 11 sock from 1 ball.) Pattern suggestions: Broadripple, Rolled Brim Baby Hat, Baby Surprise Jacket, Fixation Wrist Warmer, Lace Edged Women’s Hat, and Picot Anklets. Shown here in Sea and Berries. Available in multi-colors and solids.
ChiaoGoo Needles – We’ve re-stocked the regular circular needles, the sets (Small, Large and Complete), and the interchangeable cables and tips.
Knitting Notions – We’re always re-stocking knitting notions around here, but today I thought I’d highlight some that I particularly like. The Mini Sideways Utility Case is something I have in multiple project bags (because I have multiple projects going on. Not necessarily a good thing.) This is great for Puppy/Kitty Snips, darning needles, stitch markers, counters, etc. The Norwegian Knitting Thimble ends up being the only way I can successfully do colorwork, without messing up my tension. Highlighter Tape is handy for marking where you are on a pattern, and it can be picked up and re-positioned several times. And finally, the Fix-A-Stitch sets are perfect for picking up dropped stitches, quick crocheted cast ons, and more. Just a few “must haves” that I personally use!
The Loopy Ewe Loopy Cakes – Our Loopy Cakes sets contain six mini balls of yarn, each approx. 110 yards, for a total of 660 yards in the set. We’ve had fun making cowls, doing colorwork, making hats, and more. If you have collected a few sets (and many of you have), you might find some pretty jars to store them in, while you’re waiting to use them. Shown here in Rustic Barn and The Abbey.
Have fun shopping through the new things, and we’ll get your orders shipped right out!
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew