Malabrigo Silkpaca, Shalimar Breathless and More

Lots of pretty colors and lots of luscious yarn up in tonight’s Monday Update! (Monday aka “Grow Your Stash Day” or “Start a New Project Day”. I think that should officially be on every calendar.) We just added in:

Malabrigo’s new Silkpaca Lace – Available in 24 colors, this  hand-dyed lace has a beautiful sheen and wonderful drape. 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk, and 420 yards in a skein. Perfect for a drapey scarf or shawl. (Shown here in Abril.) Try it for a Lancet Shawl, or Good Day Sunshine, or a Montego Bay Scarf or a Spice Trade Shawl.

Shalimar Breathless – still one of my very favorites. I just picked a few more skeins for a fall project for myself! (Camp Loopy Project Three is almost done. Time to reward myself with an awesome new project!) This fingering weight yarn is 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, and 15% Silk. At 420 yards per skein, it’s a perfect size for one-skein shawls and socks, as well as scarves and cowls. (Shown here in Tequila Sunrise.) Try a skein for socks like: Pas de Deux, or Helen Socks, or Pillars. Or try it for scarves like: Cerus, or Kernel, or To Infinity and Beyond. Of course it is also beautiful in shawls, which is probably what I’ll use it for. Thinking about another Derecho with this. (You need a light, medium and dark color for Derecho. Easy.)

Dream in Color Classy – a re-stock of all colors, just in time for fall sweater knitting. Classy is a worsted weight yarn that is machine washable and comes 250 yards to the skein. Great for sweaters, vests, hats, scarves, mittens and easy-care kid clothes. Check out these fun patterns that call for a worsted weight: Dark and Stormy (or really any sweater by Thea – I love them all), Arroyo shawl, Windschief hat, or a Pine Forest Baby Blanket.

Dream in Color Tulips Baby Sweater Kits – in both boy, girl and unisex color choices. Each kit comes with the mini skeins needed to knit one sweater, as well as the pattern. (Finished sweater shown here. Colors will vary.)

Chic Knits Patterns – Bonne Marie’s patterns are always well written, stylish and timeless. I have about 10 that I want to make for myself. I really need to get into a sweater groove and jump in.

Have fun shopping and we’ll have fun pulling your orders and packing them up just for you tomorrow!

Sheri whoalwayslovesgrowingheryarnstashonMondays

Three Irish, Kauni, Malabrigo and More

We’ve been busy getting your Camp Store Week orders out, but we’ve also been busy in the stock room, unpacking boxes and getting photos done! For tonight’s Monday Update, we added in:

Malabrigo Rios – this superwash worsted weight has been very popular for sweaters, vest, and baby things. Remember, Malabrigo is hand-dyed in lots of 5, and sometimes even those 5 don’t match exactly right! If you’re making a multi-skein project with this yarn, it’s always important to alternate rows and skeins. The beauty of the colors and softness of the yarn makes it totally worthwhile. How about the Arroyo Shawl? Or a pair of Vancouver Fog fingerless mitts for a holiday gift? Or the Bella Baby Sweater? (Shown here in Solis.)

Malabrigo Silky Merino – a single-ply DK weight which is perfect for shawls, scarves, hats, etc. The silk adds a bit of sheen to anything you knit with it. Try it with the Verdure Shawl, or the Silver Bells Shawl.

Stonehedge Fiber Shepherd’s Wool – Re-stocks in DK and Worsted weights. This continues to be a really popular choice for sweaters. People in-store always pick it up and comment on how soft it is. Try the Delancey Cardigan out of the DK weight. Cute for Fall! (Shown here in Berries.)

Kauni – re-stocks in solids and multi-colors. We have continued to weigh each skein that comes in, so that we can adjust the gram weight more accurately for you. I made this Citron out of a skein and loved seeing the colors progress. You could also do theSynchrony Shawl, the Chou Cowl (love that), or a Vortex Shawl/blanket.

Blue Sky Alpacas – re-stocks and new colors, including a brand new base called Metalico. This 50% Baby Alpaca / 50% Raw Silk blend is truly luscious and comes in naturally occuring shades of baby alpaca. 147 yards per skein in Sport weight. I’d use this for cowls, scarves or gloves/mitts, but we also have patterns going up on the website tonight that include a poncho and a sweater (in addition to other things). Try The Political Process Mitts, or a Norden Cowl. (Shown here in Silver.)

Spud and Chloe – re-stocks and new colors. How about the Old Bones Shawl in Outer?

Three Irish Girls – re-stocks in Cashmerino Fingering and Adorn Sock. Beautiful color combinations for socks and shawls. Need some new sock pattern ideas? Maybe Charybdis SocksStepping Stones Socks, or Lavendar Fields Forever Socks.

Yarn Caddies – George brought another big batch of Yarn Caddies in at the end of last week. We have them in Red Cedar, Oak, Cherry, Maple, White Ash, and Brown Ash. And let me just say that it’s impossible to pick just one. Speaking from personal experience. (Shown here in Walnut.) Remember, due to the size and weight of the Yarn Caddies, we’re unable to ship them outside of the 48 contiguous States. I think that means that some of you might just have to hop a jet and visit us in person, don’t you think?

Speaking of hopping a jet – we have the dates set for our first Colorado Spring Fling! We’ll be Flinging April 18-21, 2013. Details and signups to come sometime in November (watch the blog and Loopy Email Newsletter for details this fall), but I know some of you like to plan ahead. We’re so looking forward to having you here!

Now – off to shop. We’ll get your orders packed up and shipped out asap!

Sheri needtofinishProjectTwobutanxioustostartinonProjectThree
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