A Colourful Wednesday

Some new (and newly restocked) yarns in stock today!

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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…

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American B.R.A.N.D. on the shelf

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!

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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.

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And of course, I can’t order from Schoppel without ordering more Zauberballs and Crazy Zauberballs, never a boring sock to be had…

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Or for the more conservative sock-wearer, new colourways of Trekking’s Pro Natura bamboo-wool blend sock yarn! Time to get knitting!


  • lisamnoble
    Posted at 12:38h, 19 September Reply

    Thanks, b, the naturally-dyed stuff looks amazing.

  • Arus Bakunts
    Posted at 09:12h, 10 November Reply

    Thank you for the post.

    I want to knit a scarf I found in a knitting magazine but the yarn they recommend /reggae ombre/ is not sold in my country. I could find something else with the same yardage but I am much in doubt regarding fitting the color pattern into the given short rows. If possible, could you please tell me what is the length of a color section in reggae ombre, are they all of the same length? I searched the internet but could not find this info anywhere. I think this could help me understand if it’s worth to try the yarn I found.

    Many thanks

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