Archives from September 26, 2011

Kauni, Kollage and Lavishea

Photo: Sheri Berger
Monday, September 26th, 2011 in Shop News

I think there’s just something a little magical about Kauni. The long stripes are fun to knit up and I find myself knitting longer just to get to the next color. I wanted a shawl that was a bit warmer for fall (more solid looking, not so much lace pattern), so I made this Citron out of the EPA color. Now I find myself checking out the other colors to see which I can make next. (Pretty sure I need a blue AND a red. But next, I might make this scarf out of two different colors.) Actually, it would also be fun to make this or this with two different colors as well. Now’s the time to pick out a few balls, since we just re-stocked the Kauni for you!

We’ve also added a few more things for today’s update as well. You’ll find:

Kollage Riveting – the cool yarn made from recycled blue jeans. We’ve re-stocked one of the sport weight colors (the rest are on backorder). But even more fun, in addition to the sport weight (which we’ve carried since it came out), we also now have it in Worsted weight as well. You’ll find it in all 9 colors. I think the Urbanity Vest would be great for layering as the weather gets cooler. (Speaking of layering – check out my friend Missy’s blog for a post on layering for the fall. Vests, cardigans, shawls and capelets are all perfect for layering when you don’t know if the weather will stay cool all day or warm up in the afternoon and turn cold again at night.)

Claudia Hand Painted – this was one of the very first lines that we carried here at The Loopy Ewe five years ago, and it’s still a favorite. Such fun color combinations. Here’s a cute Trellis Lace scarf that shows off the multi colors. Or how about the Seafoam Scarf?

Shibui – we got boxes and boxes from Shibui last week! We’re re-stocked on Sock and Silk Cloud, and we’ve also added their new Heichi base to the shop as well. Heichi is a worsted weight silk that has a tweedy look to it. Great for hats, scarves and vests. The Vortex hat has been a popular pattern for Heichi, and takes two skeins. I think the tweed look makes it a really nice yarn for guy projects (which you all ask about frequently!).

The Loopy Ewe Solid Series – white is back in stock! There are 34 pages of projects with our Solid Series on Ravelry. Have you popped over there to check them out?

Trendsetter Cash Woole – formerly known as Lane Borgosesia Cashwool, this lace weight yarn now comes in a ball and is ready to knit. They’ve also increased the yardage, but still kept the price under $20. We have 16 colors now in stock, with 17 more coming in the next couple of weeks.

Lavishea – the perfect little tin of hand moisturizer. These bars are quick and easy to use and don’t leave a greasy film on your skin. We have them in Lemongrass, Ginger Blossom, White Lily Amber, Cucumber Melon, Citrus Basil, Lavendar, Pear, Man Bar (kind of spicy), Yarn (vanilla) and Unscented. I keep one in my knitting bags.

Kollage Needles – square DPN’s and circulars have all been re-stocked. I find myself pulling out my square DPN’s frequently. I just like the feel of them.

Malabrigo Sock – this fingering weight yarn makes beautiful socks and the colors are gorgeous. You might also try it for fingerless mitts. Did you see the new Spatterdash Wristwarmers in Knitty? Those look fun.

Malabrigo Rasta – super bulky also translates to super fast to knit up. Try the Bulky Mobius Cowl (which uses 1 skein) or the Speedy Cabled Beret.

Berocco Sox – This sock yarn comes in a 440 yd. ball and knits up in fun patterns and stripes. We have new colors tonight, in addition to restocking some of the others. (If you notice an “x” in the colorway name, that means that color is no longer available to re-order, so we only have it while it lasts here.) It’s also fun to knit baby sweaters, hats, and scarves with patterning yarn liked this.

Berocco Ultra Alpaca Fine - Also a fingering weight yarn, the 50/30/20 (Peruvian Highland Wool, Nylon, Alpaca) makes warm and toasty socks or shawls for just $10.50 per 433 yd. skein. I’ve been wanting to make this Batik shawl forever. I think it would be beautiful in this Alpaca Fine.

Have fun poring over the new things tonight! And if you made it to the end of the post and leave a blog comment (because you all very seldom leave comments on Mondays – you’re too often popping right over to shop, which is also good!), you might just win a skein of Kauni ….

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