Monday, September 6, 2010

New Yarn.

My apologies for posting about fabulous new yarn on a day when the shop is closed! Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend and knitting!

If you visited the shop on our opening day, you might've noticed that the front row of cubbies was empty. Well, it's full now - the Spud & Chloe yarn has arrived! We've got all the colorways in Fine, Sweater and Outer.

This line is one that Theresa has wanted to carry, and now that we've got more space, she can! I've read a lot about it (their blog is curated by the very talented Susan B. Anderson and publishes great free patterns) and seen plenty of gorgeous FOs on Ravelry, but truly, it's even better in person. The colors are saturated and fun - and there are so many. But my favorite part is the way the yarns feel.

Fine (the fingering weight) is a blend of 80% superwash wool and 20% silk - yes, silk. The put-up is 248 yards per skein, so you'd need two to knit a pair of socks (and wouldn't socks with silk be nice?) or most shawlettes, but one would be plenty for a pair of fingerless mitts.

Sweater (the worsted weight) is a superwash blend of 55% wool and 45% organic cotton. It's super soft and while I know it will make great accessories, it's really ideal for ... sweaters! Susan is hosting a top-down raglan knit-along on the blog - and one of my favorite seamless sweater designers, Wendy Bernard, is offering tips on fitting. The pattern page on Ravelry summarizes all directions.

Outer (the super bulky weight) is a superwash blend of 65% wool and 45% organic cotton. I think it might be even softer than the Sweater (maybe because it's thicker) and seems perfect for cool weather accessories like hats, scarves and mittens. Leaf (a free scarf pattern from the blog) would be perfect - and think how quickly it would knit up!

Happy knitting everyone!

1 comment:

  1. love to see the shop carrying yarns that have been mentioned on podcasts and all over ravelyr-well done ladies. can't wait to check this out, and the new shop