August 5, 2013
Sweet Georgia CashSilk Lace - oh, this is heavenly. The base is 45% Cashmere, 55% Silk. (See why it’s so heavenly?) It comes 400 yards to the skein, and you’ll find several one and two skein projects on Ravelry that would work well with this. For one-skein projects, try: Shattered Sun Shawl, Cashsilk Fern Scarf, Lilac Wish Lace Shawl, or Birch Leaf Shawl. For two+ skein projects, try: Pink Silk Mimosa, Three Quarter Time, Upstairs, Assante, Serangoon, or High Seas. (Shown here in Willow.)
Hand Maiden Sea Silk – another awesome base! This 3-ply fingering weight yarn is 30% Seacell and 70% silk. This yarn has been popular for shawls, stoles and scarves. And of course the colors are amazing. It’s also one of those yarns that people pick up when shopping in-store, and don’t want to put back on the shelf. (Then they call their friend over to feel it, too.) Pattern suggestions? River Walk, Wave, Crescent over Lothlorien, Geology Shawl, Saltwater, Kernel, Bias, or Elowen. (Shown here in Peach Blossom.)
Camp Loopy Colors – we had the Treehouse groups each pick an inspirtation photo that we could use to make a colorway named after them. Not only did you all do a great job of that, but Lorna’s Laces has done an excellent job of translating your photos into beautiful colorways on their popular Shepherd Sock yarn base. The fingering weight Shepherd Sock is 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon, making it great for socks, but also for shawls, scarves, hats, cowls, gloves, and finer weight sweaters. Get your colors while you can – these are limited edition! Available in Forest Tapestry, Friends of a Feather Stick Together, Reflections, Up in the Trees, and Summer Serenity. (Shown here in Summer Serenity.)
Manos del Uruguay Alegria – a fun new fingering weight yarn from Manos, that I know you will love! We have part of the colors in stock, with the other ones coming soon. I have been working on a sock from this yarn and it knits up beautifully. How about Scalloped Rib Socks, Twinflowers, Yorktown, or Sanders Street. Of course it would also be great for shawls like Summer Moon Shawl, See You in September, or Hamster Jam. (Shown here in Pindo.)
Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop - well this line sure flew out the door when we got it in this summer! We’ve re-stocked this sport weight yarn that is 50% cotton and 50% bamboo. Can you just imagine how comfortable that is for summer/early fall sweaters? There are 292 yards in the ball, and the price is just $7.50.
Knitifacts – my favorite ring stitch markers are back in stock in all kinds of color sets. (Shown here in Purple Rain.)
I hope you’re having fun working on your Camp Loopy Three projects! I am using Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico (silk and alpaca in five of the six available colors). I’m doing the Another Way scarf, which I have made a little wider than the pattern calls for, just to make sure I hit over 800 yards. The yarn is awesome to knit with. One tip – you’ll want to hand-wind this into a ball. Loopy Elf Anne caked all of the yarn up for me, and it’s just too slippery-slidey to be in a cake. The balls are working much better. We have a Metalico Trunk Show going on here in the shop, so I’ll take photos and share the samples with you in the blog, soon!