The Monday Update is ready for you and we have new yarn, new colors, and great re-stocks today. Just up, you’ll find:
The Fibre Company’s new Cumbria line – Inspired by England’s stunning northwest region with its deep blue lakes and sheep-grazed fells and valleys, Cumbria is a lustrous blend of brown wool from the English masham sheep breed, fine South American merino wool and Argentine mohair. The resulting light brown-grey shade is then over-dyed, creating lovely saturated colors. Worsted weight with a 60% fine merino, 30% brown masham wool and 10% mohair base and 238 yards to the skein. Soft and squishy and perfect for garments and accessories. Pattern ideas: Greenrow, Crofton, and Wavelength. Shown below in Appleby Castle and Eden Valley.
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted – Beautifully dyed by Beth and the team at Lorna’s Laces in Chicago, this worsted weight yarn is 100% superwash merino and comes with 225 yards to the skein. It has been popular for sweaters, scarves, hats, cowls, mittens and more. Pattern ideas: Baby Chalice Blanket, Just Enough Ruffles, and Purl Ridge Scarf. Shown below in Jeans and Meadow Wildflower.
Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk – This is one of our favorite-feeling yarns – the kind you have to pick up and touch when you walk by it on the shelf (or have it in your coveted stash). A DK weight with 50% alpaca and 50% silk, great for shawls, stoles, scarves, cowls and sweaters. Pattern ideas: Silk Shrug, Kaw Valley Wrap, and Coraline. Shown below in Oyster and True Red.
Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky – This bulky blend of smooth alpaca (50%) and springy wool (50%) works up quickly and keeps you warm in the process! Use it for hats, mitts, cowls and scarves and stay really warm this winter. Pattern ideas: Big Snowy Owl, Marian, and An Unoriginal Hat. Shown below in Marine and Seaweed.
Blue Sky Alpacas Extra – I used this aran weight yarn for my Camp Loopy August Cowl, after seeing one of our Knit Night gals knit it up into a sweater. (We passed her sweater around the circle and every reaction was, “Ohhhhhh…. nice!”) It’s 55% baby alpaca and 45% fine merino with 218 yards to the skein. Pattern ideas: Felicity, Fetching, and Two Harbors Poncho. Shown below in Nocturne and Still Water.
Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton – Made from 100% organic cotton, this wonderfully soft yarn is great for those who are allergic to wool, as well as baby items, blankets, sweaters and winter wear. Pattern ideas: Eyelet Cardigan, Flair, and Summer Love Wrap. Shown below in Poppy and True Red.
Spud and Chloe Sweater – This is my go-to yarn for baby blankets because it is so nice to work with, and results in an easy care baby item for new moms. You’ll also love it for sweaters (babies through adults), shawls, scarves and stoles. We also re-stocked the Spud and Chloe Fine (fingering weight) and Outer (super bulky) lines. Pattern ideas: Chevron Baby Blanket, Chloe, and Shellseeker. Shown below in Splash and Firefly.
Meadowcroft Dyeworks Rockshelter Sock – Dyed by Dave and his son Will, this Rockshelter Sock base is 100% superwash merino with 400 yards to the skein. The colors are beautiful and lend themselves to shawls, cowls, hats, mitts, sweaters, and more. Pattern ideas: Fractal Danger, Favorite Scarf Ever, and Reyna. Shown below in Roasting Marshmallows and Treachery.
Our last yarn update included: Wollmeise Lace, DK, Blend, Twin and Pure.
Have fun shopping through the new things, and we’ll get your orders shipped right out!
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew