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

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


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

Sandnes Garn – New to the Shop!

New yarn today and we’re excited about it! Sandnes Garn yarn comes to us from Norway, and is made by a company that has been producing yarn (both industrial and hand knitting yarn) since 1888. We have added in two of their bases, in all of the colors.

Sandnes Garn Peer Gynt – This DK weight yarn is 100% Norwegian Wool and knits up beautifully for sweaters, colorwork, mittens, scarves, hats, and more. Each ball comes ready to use (no need for winding) and has 98 yards per ball. Available in 38 colors.

Sandnes Garn Peer Gynt The Loopy Ewe

Sandnes Garn Smart – This DK weight yarn is 100% Norwegian Wool that has been superwash treated, so you can pop it in the washer and dryer. Especially important for garments that need to be easy care. (Baby and kid clothes, when gifting to friends who don’t want to hand wash, etc.) The balls come ready to use, with 109 yards per ball. Available in 44 colors.

Sandnes Garn Smart The Loopy Ewe

Need some DK pattern ideas?

From Ravelry: Mariechen, Touchstone, Boston Streets, Paris Toujours, Nutberries Warmers, Soldotna Crop, Boyfriend Beanie, and The Easy Ombre Slouch Hat.

From Loopy: Allis, Stone Canyon Mitts & Cowl, Trickle Down Mitts & Neckwarmer, Another Way, Seawall Scarf, Blomst Cowl, and Sparkle Plenty Mittens.

Sandnes Garn The Loopy Ewe

I made these two hats when I got samples to try out last fall. Now I am ready to knit a sweater out of this beautiful yarn. It was great to knit, I love the stitch definition, and it washed and blocked wonderfully. I’m thinking either a Dillon or Aldous. Next up – picking my color.

We hope you love these two new lines!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

P.S. We are clearing out our Fabric Shop and expanding our Yarn Shop. You’ll find 60% off on kits, patterns, thread, floss, notions, and fabric. Click over for the details!

Jamieson & Smith, Blue Sky, & More

We have lots up on the website for you today, including a new line.

Jamieson & Smith 2 ply JumperOne thing you all have been asking for is more “sticky” wool. Not sticky as in little toddler fingers and a lollipop, but sticky as in not merino wool. Sticky wool is great for colorwork, as the fibers hold your stitches together better, and the textured stitches in your project just pop. It’s not soft like merino, but it softens up more after washing. And it wears forever!

Try this for colorwork socks, cowls, hats and sweaters. For striping sequences in scarves, hats and mitts. For knitting up classics that will be wearable for years and years to come. It’s such a great workhorse yarn.

This new line comes in 92 colors, and each skein is 125 yards in a fingering weight, woolen spun (light and airy), 100% Shetland wool. We get this wool shipped in from Lerwisk, Shetland, UK. 

Pick your favorite palette, your team colors, your “happy” colors, or colors outside of your comfort zone and try it out!

Here are some patterns to try: Vivid, Snawheid, Hansel (Half), Merrie Dancers Toorie, Stevenson Sweater, and Lang Ayre.

Jamieson & Smith The Loopy Ewe
Jamieson & Smith The Loopy Ewe

We’ve re-stocked all of our Uncommon Thread bases Lush Worsted, Merino DK, Everyday Singles, and Posh Fingering.

Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted The Loopy Ewe
Uncommon Thread Merino DK The Loopy Ewe
Uncommon Thread Everyday Singles The Loopy Ewe
Uncommon Thread The Loopy Ewe Posh Fingering

We’ve also re-stocked our Blue SkyWorsted Cotton, Woolstok, and Extra. (Need a luscious, soft, warm cowl or hat for yourself this winter season? Try the Extra.)

Blue Sky Worsted Cotton The Loopy Ewe
Blue Sky Woolstok The Loopy Ewe
Blue Sky Extra The Loopy Ewe

Our last Yarn Update included: Universal Bamboo Pop and Cotton Supreme, Snowy Owl Needle/Scissor Minders, Tudor Rose Scissors, Hexie Holder Sewing Kits, Annika Kits, and our favorite Notions Flip Case.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with when using these fun balls from Jamieson and Smith. Please tag us or share your photos!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew