Dragonfly, Spud & Chloe, Blue Sky, and More!

It’s a grey, blustery day here in Fort Collins – perfect for sitting by the fire with hot chocolate and a good knitting project! I wish we had a fireplace in our shop. We do, however, have plenty of fun projects, just waiting for you to discover them. Just up, you’ll find:

Dragonfly Fiber Dragonsock – Kate’s 100% superwash merino fingering weight yarn in her beautiful signature colors. Lots of choices, including many new colorways. (Shown here in Rocky Top.)

Spud and Chloe Fine – a fingering weight that is 80% superwash merino and 20% silk. The little bit of silk adds a touch of shimmer and strength to your socks, shawls, gloves and scarves.

Spud and Chloe Sweater – a worsted weight that is 55% superwash merino wool and 45% organic cotton. Every time I knit with this, I’m reminded of how nice it is to work with (and how nice the project turns out). Right now, I’m working on a baby blanket with it. (Shown here in Grass.)

Spud and Chloe Outer – a bulky weight that is 65% superwash merino wool and 35% organic cotton. If you’re looking for a quick knit, try using this for hats, scarves, mittens and cowls for people on your gift list. (Shown here in Bubble.)

Blue Sky Alpaca Silk – a DK weight that is 50% alpaca and 50% silk (that’s 100% awesome). Try this with cowls, hats, mitts, and scarves.

Blue Sky Skinny – a DK weight in 100% organic cotton. People love this for baby items (clothes, blankets) and spring/summer sweaters and vests.

Blue Sky Metalico – a sport weight yarn that takes the softest baby alpaca and blends it 50/50 with the softest mulberry silk. The result? Wow. Keep it close to your neck/head/hands where you can enjoy it most. Plus, the little braided skein is too darned cute. (Shown here in Silver.)

Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy Socks – these long color-changing stripes are fun to knit into socks, but also great for triangular shawls, hats and scarves.

Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Lace – a single-ply laceweight with the long color changes that Zauberball is known for. (Shown here in Tropical Fish.)

Atenti Overnight Bags and Carpet Bags – in several new fabrics. I use an Overnight Bag to corral all of my smaller project bags into one pretty place in my family room. It looks nice sitting out and keeps everything close by and handy.

Do you receive our monthly email newsletter? We sent one out this morning to let you all know that we have put all needles and crochet hooks on sale for 25% off today, in honor of Cyber Monday. We also added a post on our Facebook Page (have you liked us on Facebook so that you see our posts?) and on Ravelry in the Loopy Groupie group. The sale goes until midnight tonight, so be sure to stock up.

Sheri finishedmyDerecho,timetoshopfornewyarn!

Inspiration Focus on: Sothia

We have had so many wonderful photos shared in our photo galleries throughout the past two summers of Camp Loopy, that I thought I’d highlight some of the patterns that have been a popular choice. I love seeing the same pattern done up in different colors and different yarn. Today, I want to highlight the Sothia Shawl. This is one that came up several times in last summer’s camp photos, and I thought it was so beautiful that I knit it up myself last fall. I did mine in String Theory Caper Cobalt and Hand Maiden Casbah in Smoke. What I love about this pattern – the shape (it makes it easy to keep it around your shoulders) and the cool ruffle. Yardage – this striped version takes about 750 yards of the main yarn (the blue, in my shawl), and 250 yards of the other color (the gray, in my shawl). Here are some of your shawls, that inspired me!

Eevi’s version out of Madelinetosh Merino Light Nutmeg and Cascade Heritage Sock (with a smaller ruffle):

Amanda’s version out of Madelinetosh Merino Light in Fawn and Rose:

Karen’s version out of Spud and Chloe Fine in Popcorn and Lipstick:

Judy’s version out of The Loopy Ewe Solid Series in Dove and Iron:

Margaret’s version out of The Loopy Ewe Solid Series in Kiwi and Eggplant:

Amy’s version out of Cascade Sock in Steel, Anis and Como Blue:

Sue’s version out of Three Irish Girls Cashmerino Fingering in Saoirse and Zephyr:

Julie’s version out of Dream in Color Everlasting Sock in Passion and Plenty:

Brian’s version out of Dream in Color Smooshy in Dusky Aurora (nice to see a one-color version!):

Leslie’s version out of Madelinetosh Sock in Molly Ringwald and Wash:

Raven’s version out of Madelinetosh Merino Light in Malachite and Moorland:

Sharon’s version out of Shalimar Zoe Sock in Buttermilk and Thistle:

Marilee’s version out of Dragonfly Djinni in Titania and Madelinetosh Sock in Celadon:

This is a large-sized shawl that is wonderful to wrap up in. Have you tried it yet?

Sheri ruffletookforever,buttotallyworthit!