Beautiful Uschitita from The Netherlands

I wish you all could walk down the Uschitita aisle at Loopy. It’s a thing of beauty. (Of course we don’t usually get to keep a whole aisle of this gorgeous yarn for too long, but right now it looks beautiful. Here’s part of it. Too much to fit into one photo.) We have both Merino Sock and Merino Singles.

Uschitita at The Loopy Ewe
Uschitita at The Loopy Ewe
Uschitita at The Loopy Ewe

Steffi and her husband Juergen run their business from The Netherlands. Steffi is a physician, a proud squirrel mom, and someone who has an amazing sense of color.

How does it knit up? Here is a Reyna Shawl I did out of one of their colorways.

The color is well distributed and vibrant. The color combinations are unique. Here are some other pattern ideas:

Spud and Chloe – we’ve re-stocked:
Sweater (worsted weight, 55% Superwash merino, 45% cotton)
Outer (super bulky weight, 65% Superwash merino, 35% cotton).

Blue Sky Fibers – we’ve re-stocked:
Worsted Cotton (worsted weight, 100% cotton)
Woolstok (worsted weight, 100% Fine Highland Wool)
Extra (aran weight, 55% Baby Alpaca, 45% Fine Merino).

Stonehedge Fiber Mill – we’ve re-stocked:
Shepherd’s Wool Worsted (worsted weight, 100% wool)

Our last Yarn Update included:
Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper
Loopy Color Cakes
Re-stocks in all of our Cascade bases
Shepherd’s Wool Crazy

What I’m working on:

I finished two cowls this past week. The Escarpment Cowl (uses 2 skeins of Malabrigo Caprino), and the Present Cowl (uses two colors of Cascade 220 Superwash Aran. I modified the pattern a bit and striped it.) I set my crochet project aside for a bit – my thumb is sore. (Does that happen from time to time when you crochet? I obviously don’t do it often enough.) Still need to finish Walcot Opus Belmina and Dream in Color Ashburn. And have some undercover projects I’m working on. Seriously, how many projects are too many? I’m pushing the boundaries.

Escarpment Cowl out of 2 skeins of Malabrigo Caprino
Present Cowl out of 2 skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash Aran

Popular on our Instagram feed this week:

Carolyn’s Claremont Cabled Hat out of Blue Sky Woolstok
Cheryl’s Boneyard Shawl out of Malabrigo Rios
Our favorite LYS (online and in person!) Posted in the middle of a snowstorm when I was trying to remember summer, sun, leaves, and warmth.
Karen’s Norrland Hat out of JulieSpins Stella

We always like seeing what you’re working on! Bring it in to the shop, tag us on Instagram (#theloopyewe), or share it with us on our Ravelry or Facebook groups. We’re all knitters here and love sharing this wonderful creative outlet with you!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

Jamieson, Cascade, Crazy and Color Cakes

We have lots of re-stocks, new colors, and new Color Cakes for you today!

Color Cakes – We’ve had several people ask us to do a Worsted Weight version of the Loopy Cakes (fingering weight) that we used to do. So we did some! These mini cakes of Cascade 220 come with 100+ yards to the skein (600+ yards in the set of 6). You’ll find Seascape, Royal, Collegiate, Blue Jeans, Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. These work well for colorwork, smalls, edgings, and other such things. 

Color Cakes The Loopy Ewe

Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper – Speaking of colorwork, this yarn is perfect for it in a fingering weight. 100% Shetland Wool, light and lofty and warm. We have all 92 colors for you.

Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper The Loopy Ewe

Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool Crazy – More beauties. These skeins are indeed crazy – colors all mixed up, different combinations, and just fun to knit up. As always, feel free to give us some color preferences in your order notes. No two are alike, and we can only order 50 skeins at a time, but we do get them as often as they can put us back on the wait list. (Free emailed cowl patterns with purchase. Just leave us a note if you’d like the patterns.)

Stonehedge Crazy The Loopy Ewe

Cascade – We’ve re-stocked 220, 220 Superwash, 220 Superwash Aran, 220 Superwash Wave, Hampton, Superwash Sport, Heritage Sock Solids, Aegean Tweed, and added in new colors of Ultra Pima.


Our last Yarn Update included:

New yarn Walcot OpusWollmeise BlendDK and Lace, and Barr-Co re-stocks and new scents (Blood Orange Amber, Honey Mint, and Spanish Lime). Our favorite hand, lip and soap line.


Did you catch our Loopy Pet Legends contest?

We’re going to be raising money for our local humane society and yours. So far my in box has been filled with several hundred adorable pets and it just makes my day to see your sweet pets smiling in my emails. I’ll keep sharing them on our Instagram posts (in between sharing knitting, of course), so you might catch your pet coming to you from our Instagram Feed! So far, we’ve share photos of: Lily, King/Duke/Earl, Henry, Mack, Oscar, Miss Callie, Patton, Joseph, Magnolia, Nala, Izzy, Lucie, Amon Xavier, Sabrina, Bella, Katie Rocket, Smoke, Olive, Brodie, Bob, Bolt/Thor, Morgan, Pebbles, Draco, Loki, Dave and Tasha. All very good boys and girls. 🙂

Loopy Pet Legends 1
Loopy Pet Legends 2
Loopy Pet Legends 3

It’s not too late to send in pictures of your favorite pets! (support@theloopyewe.com) We will pick our first 25 to be featured on colorways in March.

Popular on our Instagram Feed this week:

Sheri’s Malabrigo Caprino Embarkement (start!)
Anne’s Cascade 220 Superwash Wave Wee Lima
Sarah’s Malabrigo Rasta Perky Little Hat & Super Bulky Mittens
Theresa’s Blue Moon Myra Hat

Can we send you a Loopy Box of Fun this week?

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

P.S. Have you joined us on Facebook (regular page, chat group), or Ravelry? We love talking to you and seeing what you’re working on!

Rosy Green Wool, Malabrigo, Crazy

Happy Monday! Check out the beautiful yarn that just went up, as well as a new knit-a-long from Blue Sky.

Malabrigo Dos Tierras 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Baby Alpaca, DK weight, 210 yards. See below for information on Malabrigo’s March KAL with this yarn.

Malabrigo Dos Tierras



Rosy Green Wool Big Merino Hug100% Organic Merino Wool, aran weight, 175 yards. This line is produced by a small spinning mill and dyer in England, with wool from Patagonia. Both Merino Hug and Cheeky Joy are GOTS certified organic (Global Organic Textile Standards).

Rosy Green Big Merino Hug


Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy100% Organic Merino Wool, sport weight, 350 yards.

Rosy Green Cheeky Merino Joy


Stonehedge Fiber Crazy100% merino, sport weight, 230 yards, crazy color combinations! Another batch of this arrived just this morning, and we popped it right up for you. We now have three Loopy Crazy patterns that we are happy to send free with the purchase of a skein of Crazy. Just leave us an order note and we’ll email them to you.

Stonehedge Crazy


Blue Sky Fibers WoolstokNew colors, and a KAL! Leave us an order note with your Woolstok order and we’ll send you a code for the free Claremont Cabled Hat KAL, which starts February 1st. You’ll need two skeins of Woolstok for the hat.

Blue Sky Woolstok


Our last Yarn Update included:

Malabrigo Caprino, The Fibre Company Lore, Canopy Fingering, Luma, Tundra, and Road to China Light, Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool Worsted, and Dream in Color’s latest Pop Up Skein.

The Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins, CO


Facebook

If you’re on Facebook and would like to talk about knitting projects, join our private Loopy Knitting Circle group! There are two easy questions to answer when joining (to keep out spammers), and we’d love to have you join in. Click here to join: The Loopy Ewe Knitting Circle.


Ravelry

If you’re on Ravelry and would like to talk about knitting projects, join our Loopy Groupies! I just started a Finished Projects thread for inspiration – please add your latest creations so others can see what you’re doing!


Patterns – a few to check out this week:

Baby Cable Booties (those cuffs!)
Gilmore Girls Hat (easy and comfy)
Ciqala Arrowhead Sweater (love the yoke)
Basic Mittens (winter necessity)
Scatterby Socks (great for variegated yarn)
Summa Stripes Shawl (love the long and narrow)
Beatha Cowl (gorgeous cables, hat to match)


What I’ve been working on (because I like knitting as much as you do!)

The Odyssey is going to be Malabrigo’s first KAL in March. You’ll need three colors of Dos Tierras, and as you know, we have lots of that for you. Order now and then tuck the yarn away until 3/1.

Odyssey Shawl in Dos Tierras


Slipstream Cowl was fun to knit and looks so pretty in variegated fingering weight skeins. Takes about 330 yards. I used a skein of Dyetastic.

Slipstream Cowl in Dyetastic


Pablo (a work in progress), because he was too cute not to make…

Pablo Cat in Cascade 220 Superwash


We always appreciate your orders, and we’ll get them on their way quickly. Thank you for shopping with us!


Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

P.S. Our most liked Instagram posts this week:

Insta The Loopy Ewe
#dollypartonmemechallenge
Insta The Loopy Ewe
Baby Surprise Jacket in Cascade 220 Superwash Wool
Insta The Loopy Ewe
Polarized Hat in Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool

Squish and Malabrigo

Second finish of 2020 and it was so fun to knit! Different sections, different stitches, knitted border – all fun. Plus – Malabrigo Rios. Nice way to start the year.

Pattern: Squish by Dominique Trad
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios (2 skeins of the solid, 1 skein of the multi)

And doesn’t it just seem right that squishy Malabrigo Rios would be the perfect yarn for a pattern called Squish?

Squish - Malabrigo Rios
Squish - Malabrigo Rios


I also worked on a sweater over the holidays, and finished it the first week of 2020. That way, I get to count all of that yardage in 2020. 🙂 I’ll get it photoed and will share it soon.


What is your first project of 2020? Finished yet, or in progress? And what’s up next? I am now working on a project that is going to be Malabrigo’s first ever KAL in March. I may have to make a second one that month. I hope you’ll join in on that. Details soon!

Sheri