02 Sep Introducing Shibui Knits
We’ve been having fun testing out Shibui Cima and Shibui Silk Cloud and now that the Cirrus Poncho sample is done we’re ready to unveil these beautiful new Yarns.
Shibui founder Darcy Cameron picked up a handwoven bag dyed with persimmons on a visit to Tokyo’s Ginza market in 2004. She loved the bag’s pure simplicity, described by her Japanese friend as “very shibui”, or “elegant with a touch of bitterness”.
Shibui Knits was born in 2007, in the basement of Darcy’s yarn store in Portland, Oregon. She started her own label, bringing yarn of the highest quality to small, independent stores like her own and Needles in the Hay.
We’ve decided to bring in Silk Cloud, Cima and Pebble to test. Pebble is on it’s way and should be here next week. If these yarns go over well we’ll go ahead and bring in more selection.
Cima’s 70% superbaby alpaca and 30% fine merino blends sharp definition with softness. It can be knit alone or combined for smooth fabrics with clean, modern lines.
Silk Cloud is virtually weightless in a 60% kid Mohair and 40% silk blend. The silk adds a unique sheen which adds dept to any fabric. Knit Silk Cloud solo for an ethereal fabric or combine for a glowing halo.
Early next week we’ll also be receiving a shipment of Shibui Pebble, a light and soft tweed flecked yarn made up of 48% Recycled Silk, 36% Fine Merino and 16% Cashmere
We knit our Cirrus Poncho store sample by mixing Cima and Silk Cloud together for a luxuriously soft and drapey fabric with a subtle halo. The pattern is free with yarn purchase, and we’re planning a Cirrus knit along on Sundays this month. Click here more more details.