Happy Fall! The leaves are turning around here and the Aspens are golden up in the mountains. Still waiting for real crisp weather mornings, but I think that’s just around the corner. How about where you are?
When things start to get chilly, I start to think about warm knitwear – sweaters, cowls, hats, scarves – I can’t wait to get it all out and start bundling up! We just added in some perfect sweater yarn for you.
Spud and Chloe Sweater – One of the things I love about Sweater is the base composition. It’s 55% Superwash Merino and 45% Cotton. This has been my go-to yarn for baby blankets, but I’m about to knit a sweater out of it for the very same reasons. The addition of cotton in there makes it feel wonderful without adding too much heat to the equation! You will love knitting with this – whether for baby, kids, or adults. Pattern ideas: Shellseeker, Belvedere Cardigan, Stitch Block Cowl, Chevron Baby Blanket, Pine Forest Baby Blanket, and Golden Pear.
Spud and Chloe Outer – Another wonderful base mix with 65% Superwash Merino and 35% cotton, and since this is a Super Bulky yarn, it knits up really quickly. Try this for some of our holiday gifts – your friends and family will love them. Pattern ideas: Fibre Space Beanie Hat, GAP-tastic Cowl, Serendipity, Super Soft Merino Hats for Everyone, Cush, and Azel Pullover.
Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Cotton – Sensitive to wool? Then try Blue Sky Worsted Cotton. This worsted weight yarn is 100% cotton, knits up beautifully, and looks just as beautiful two or three years later. It’s a great basic yarn. Pattern ideas: Shale Baby Blanket, Simple Summer Tweed Top Down V-Neck, The Walt Painted Chevron Baby Blanket, Tiered Coat & Jacket, A Noble Cowl, and Granny Stripes.
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok – Love wool and the warmth it brings to the table? Then try this worsted weight yarn. It’s 100% Fine Highland Wool. Pattern ideas: Stillwater, Range, Endless Wrap, Om Shawl, Humulus, and Tonka Bay Toque.
We also added in two new enamel pins (to add to the other ones we carry). You’ll find The Loopy Ewe and Knights of the Loopy Table pins, all ready to pop on your favorite project bag!
And finally, we’ve re-stocked a lot of buttons. Find them here!
We are doing a book drawing every Monday from now through the end of the year (thanks to the donation of some amazing books from our neighbor – F&W Media/Interweave!). Last week’s books go to: Teresa C from CO and Lynn B from IL. (Teresa – I know you’ll be in to pick up your book. Lynn – email us with address confirmation and we’ll get this right out to you!) I had asked if you mostly knit to challenge yourself or relax and based on your answers, most people knit to relax (or a combination of both).
This week’s contest question: What other crafts do you do besides knitting or crocheting? We’ll randomly pick the winners and announce them next week! Leave a comment below to enter. Here are the two books we’ll be giving away:
Thank you for checking out the new things! We hope you find some beautiful yarn and accessories that you can’t live without. We’ll get them packed right up for you.
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew