Wollmeise Gradient Roll

Wollmeise Gradient Rolls

Happy Monday! We woke up to a smattering of snow here this morning – and cold weather. I’m about over this cold weather. (I’d like more snow, but I want the temps in the teens to go away already. I’m wearing all of the wool accessories available!) On to the update:

Wollmeise Gradient Rolls – Well, these are fun! I bought one (ok, four) when I was in Germany in December, and picked out all of these other ones to share with you. They finally arrived! These are fingering weight rolls and the yardage is the same as a skein of Pure (574 yards).

Wollmeise Gradient Rolls

A few things to note about the Rolls:
   1. The mill machine knits the yarn into a long “blank”. Then Claudia gets the blank and adds the dye so that it shifts smoothly between the colors.
   2. You unravel them to knit with them.
   3. You can either knit directly from the blank as the yarn unravels, or you can wind the blank into a ball first, and then knit from the ball.
   4. If you don’t like knitting with yarn that has been frogged, you can also wind it into a skein, add a couple of figure 8 ties, soak it in water and then hang it to dry to smooth out the yarn before knitting. (I just wound mine into a ball and knit from there and it was fine. Claudia says she always gets hers wet and hangs it to dry to straighten hers out first.)
   5.  Sadly, Claudia doesn’t anticipate doing any more of these Rolls any time soon (if ever again), due to the high quantity requirements from their mill. So get it while you see it. I wish I could have gotten hundreds of them for us.

I knit up my first Roll into an Ananke Shawl (and had about a ping pong sized ball of yarn leftover).

Ananke Shawl 1
Ananke Shawl 2

We also added in:

Spud and Chloe Sweater – Worsted Weight, 55% Superwash Merino/45% Cotton, 160 yards, 33 colors. 
(I used this for colorwork mittens, a Pine Forest Baby Blanket, a Monster Baby Blanket, and for my most recent Kindness Monsters. I am finally going to get around to using it for an actual sweater now!)

Spud and Chloe Sweater

Blue Sky Worsted Cotton – Worsted Weight, 100% Cotton, 150 yards, 40 color choices. 
(I used this for an afghan and a cowl. Loved working with it.)

Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Cottong

Blue Sky Extra – Aran Weight, 55% Baby Alpaca/45% Fine Merino, 218 yards, 20 color choices. 
(I used this for a cowl – the one I wear when I want to be my very warmest. Like this week!)

Blue Sky Extra

Our last Yarn Update included: Uschitita Merino Sock and Merino Singles, Hue Loco Phyllis Sock, and Dream in Color’s February Pop Up Skein.

Thanks so much for checking out the new things and for shopping with us. We so appreciate you!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

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