I credit Helen Stewart and The Shawl Society for my love of shawls.
Back in 2016 when I was a relatively inexperienced knitter, it was the first Curious Handmade Shawl Society season which expertly guided me through the process of shawl knitting and demystified the art of lace knitting, perhaps now my most adored knitting technique.
We are thrilled to now share our yarn with you for the sixth and final shawl of The Shawl Society Season Five.
Please enjoy our presentation for The Big Wool Show 2021, where you'll get a little sneak peak of what yarns we will have in-store for you.
We love a good Westknits MKAL, it's one of the highlights of our knitting year.
And would you believe that the 2021 Shawlography MKAL is Stephen's 12th MKAL?
We are excited to once again be a stallholder at The Big Wool Show, a online event for everything yarn & fibre, coming up on 4th-5th September 2021.
It's going to be so much fun!
We are so proud of the knitting community for the overwhelming response and support to our little fundraiser.
As you know we teamed up with Sam and Olga from Thread & Maple and Designer Tracie Miller of the Grocery Girls, to run a fundraiser both in Australia and Canada for breast cancer research and awareness.
The proceeds from both our fundraisers came to well over $10,000.
We've teamed up with some of favourite Canadians - Sam and Olga from Thread & Maple and designer Tracie Millar from the talented Grocery Girls duo, to GO PINK in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
We are giving away a very special Limited Edition Thread & Maple 'Go Pink' Notions Clutch Bundle, including a Limited Edition Louie & Lola 'Go Pink or Go Home' Sock Set + Tracie Millar's 'Coffee Talk' Sock Pattern, to one lucky winner.
This week's Shop Update will be a very special one, featuring our 'Joy' colourway on our Merino Nylon Sock base.
We were thrilled to collaborate with Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade for the colourway for her final sock pattern of The Handmade Sock Society, Season 4.
We are introducing Merino Possum Fingering to Louie & Lola this weekend. Why, you may ask? Well...that comes back to a few things - a desire to introduce more locally produced yarn bases, in particular, non superwash woollen spun yarns suitable for colourwork projects and also a love for possum!
Joji Locatelli's Winter Trails Cowl pattern has released today. We have put together some yarn combo ideas using our Merino Singles and Merino Nylon Sock base for this gorgeous cowl pattern and will be casting on ourselves.
Introducing Cobblestone , a fun new fingering weight base which channels a 70's retro vibe.
Think childhood ponchos, early hand spun yarns and 70's disco music.
Our newest yarn base Merino Nylon DK launches in this week's Shop Update!
Living at the bottom of a mountain in Tassie pretty much calls for hand knit socks all year round - and as much as we love our fingering weight socks, sometimes we just need something a little warmer to keep our toes warm.