18 Sep A Colourful Wednesday
Some new (and newly restocked) yarns in stock today!
First, a new line of sock yarn by HiKoo called American B.R.A.N.D. (Born, Raised, And Naturally Dyed) – each 100g skein consists of 80% superwash Rambouillet wool (from sheep raised in Montana and Texas) and 20% nylon for durability, and the tag for each of the twelve naturally-dyed colourways specifies what plant was the primary dyestuff. While I’d prefer it to be Canadian (and we *do* carry Briggs and Little for that reason!), no one in Canada is doing domestically raised *and* naturally dyed, so until that happens, I’m really pleased to be able to carry this line from our American neighbours…
This yarn has a soft wooly texture which isn’t as slippery as superwash merino tends to be – I can’t wait to cast-on a pair of socks with one of these!
Also new for the shop is Schoppel’s Reggae Ombre yarn, a light-worsted semi-felted yarn with slow-change colour repeats, perfect for a new hat or pair of mittens that are as entertaining to knit as they are to wear.
And of course, I can’t order from Schoppel without ordering more Zauberballs and Crazy Zauberballs, never a boring sock to be had…
Or for the more conservative sock-wearer, new colourways of Trekking’s Pro Natura bamboo-wool blend sock yarn! Time to get knitting!