Hand Maiden, Madelinetosh, and Juliespins

It’s Monday and you know that means new things up at The Loopy Ewe! I’m making my holiday gift knitting plans, because soon Camp will be over and I’ll be working on my Charleston Tea Sweater for me and a few gifts for other people. I found a few more skeins that will be perfect for this fall, and I hope you will find a few for yourself, too! Just up, we added in:

Juliespins Silky 435 – Every time Julie sends us yarn, it’s full of new colors. I love that! (Well, sort of. It would be easier if she’s send the same colors and I could pass them up because I already had them. Instead, we open boxes from her and ooh and aah over what she has come up with this time.) This 4-ply fingering weight is 50% Silk and 50% Superwash Merino. I recommend using it for shawls, scarves and cowls. It has a beautiful drape, and it feels wonderful. You might try it with Rev (which comes free with a beautiful rectangular shawl pattern, Rec Rev), the Glasgow Argyle Scarf, the Sarai Shawl, the Natsu scarf, or Caryl’s Kerchief. (Shown here in Dappled).

Hand Maiden Sea Sock – This is another line with breathtaking colors. This fingering weight is 51% Silk, 29% Superwash Merino, and 20% Seacell. Great for socks, scarves, shawls, cowls and mitts. This would be perfect for the Limestone One Skein Triangle Shawl, or Hypernova – The Scarf, or Twinkleberry socks. (Shown here in Jacobean Blue.)

Madelinetosh Vintage – a handful of colors that came along for the ride when we added all of the other Madtosh this past month! Vintage is a worsted with yarn that works well for sweaters, vests and scarves. My favorite worsted weight scarf continues to be Palindrome. I added an additional repeat so that mine would have 4 cables. I made it with Dream in Color’s Worsted Cashmere, but it would also be beautiful in this Vintage. It’s a good “guy” pattern, too – cables and no lace. (Shown here in Grove.)

In addition to those three lines, we also re-stocked Cascade in Ultra Pima (the perfect cotton sweater yarn for summer and fall), 220 Superwash (great for all of your machine wash/dry knits) and Heritage Silk (which makes beautiful socks and shawls).

Finally, we have Loopy Totes back in stock, and a few of these special Atenti Carpet Bags. (Shown here in Backstitch.) The Loopy Accessories Pal (8″ x 6″) is perfect for keeping your scissors, tape measure, stitchmarkers, pen, and post-its all in one place in your project bag.  The Project Keeper is what I use to keep my works-in-progress in. The 10″ x 13″ size means you can add the pattern, along with the yarn and needles. It’s also great for keeping upcoming projects ready to go.

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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!

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