Archives from July 30, 2012

Hand Maiden, Madelinetosh, and Juliespins

Photo: Sheri Berger
Monday, July 30th, 2012 in Pattern Links, Shop News

It’s Monday and you know that means new things up at The Loopy Ewe! I’m making my holiday gift knitting plans, because soon Camp will be over and I’ll be working on my Charleston Tea Sweater for me and a few gifts for other people. I found a few more skeins that will be perfect for this fall, and I hope you will find a few for yourself, too! Just up, we added in:

Juliespins Silky 435 – Every time Julie sends us yarn, it’s full of new colors. I love that! (Well, sort of. It would be easier if she’s send the same colors and I could pass them up because I already had them. Instead, we open boxes from her and ooh and aah over what she has come up with this time.) This 4-ply fingering weight is 50% Silk and 50% Superwash Merino. I recommend using it for shawls, scarves and cowls. It has a beautiful drape, and it feels wonderful. You might try it with Rev (which comes free with a beautiful rectangular shawl pattern, Rec Rev), the Glasgow Argyle Scarf, the Sarai Shawl, the Natsu scarf, or Caryl’s Kerchief. (Shown here in Dappled).

Hand Maiden Sea Sock – This is another line with breathtaking colors. This fingering weight is 51% Silk, 29% Superwash Merino, and 20% Seacell. Great for socks, scarves, shawls, cowls and mitts. This would be perfect for the Limestone One Skein Triangle Shawl, or Hypernova – The Scarf, or Twinkleberry socks. (Shown here in Jacobean Blue.)

Madelinetosh Vintage – a handful of colors that came along for the ride when we added all of the other Madtosh this past month! Vintage is a worsted with yarn that works well for sweaters, vests and scarves. My favorite worsted weight scarf continues to be Palindrome. I added an additional repeat so that mine would have 4 cables. I made it with Dream in Color’s Worsted Cashmere, but it would also be beautiful in this Vintage. It’s a good “guy” pattern, too – cables and no lace. (Shown here in Grove.)

In addition to those three lines, we also re-stocked Cascade in Ultra Pima (the perfect cotton sweater yarn for summer and fall), 220 Superwash (great for all of your machine wash/dry knits) and Heritage Silk (which makes beautiful socks and shawls).

Finally, we have Loopy Totes back in stock, and a few of these special Atenti Carpet Bags. (Shown here in Backstitch.) The Loopy Accessories Pal (8″ x 6″) is perfect for keeping your scissors, tape measure, stitchmarkers, pen, and post-its all in one place in your project bag.  The Project Keeper is what I use to keep my works-in-progress in. The 10″ x 13″ size means you can add the pattern, along with the yarn and needles. It’s also great for keeping upcoming projects ready to go.

Sheri happythatMondaysalwaysbringnewyarnupdates!

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