When we were out in Columbus, OH for the trade show, Rosanne picked out some new yarns to carry. If you haven’t been in the shop for a while, here’s a peek at just a few of the yarns that have started arriving:
Marks & Kattens “Alpaca Silk”
Marks & Kattens “Alpaca Silk” is a fabulous fingering weight yarn that is 70% alpaca and 30% silk. With 230 yards on a skein, you can knit up a luscious scarf: we have a shop model of Blooming Liriope done in the gorgeous green. Or use a couple of balls and work up a shawl: we have a shop model of Flight Formation done in the light purple. This yarn has great stitch definition and feels like pure cashmere when knit up!
Plymouth Yarn’s “Johanne”
Johanne, from Plymouth Yarn is a light worsted blend of 40% wool, 30% mohair, and 30% acrylic. At 327 yards per skein, you could easily make a gorgeous scarf or shawlette. The yarn’s hand-dyed colors are soft and sophisticated.
Good for Ewe’s “Kettle Steps”
Good for Ewe, a small indy-dyer from Indiana, brings us two yarns — one, “Kettle Steps”, is a tonal fingering/sock yarn of 40% superwash merino, 40% baby llama and 20% nylong. The kettle-dying process gives this yarn real life and would look great as socks (one skein would make a pair) or knit up into a shawlette or poncho.
Good for Ewe’s “Mirrorball”
The second yarn from Good for Ewe would be perfect for shawls or other fancy-dress — “Mirrorball” is a light fingering with over 700 yards per skein. Created of 95% fine merino and 5% silver stellina, this yarn puts a bit of sparkle in your knitting. I’m anxious to start a shawl in the charcoal grey!
Red Barn Yarn “Llama Sparkle”
Red Barn Yarns, a hand-dyer from California, has a one-skein shawl pattern (free with purchase of the yarn) that really shows the WOW of their yarn, “Llama Sparkle”. A worsted weight blend of 95% baby llama and 5% stellina, this yarn comes in glorious varigated tones. With 273yds on each skein, you could make a cool one-skein shawl (either the one from Red Barn or another) … working on big needles to quickly knit up a one-of-a-kind wrap!
Gorgeous, gorgeous fibers … and more to come. So pop on in and check out the new fibers as well as some of our standard beauties (Blue Ridge, Shepherd’s Wool, and Green Dragon … to name just a few).