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.
Today's Shop Update includes 24 colourways on our popular Merino Silk Yak Fingering base.
This yarn is a stunning summer weight yarn, which is slightly cool to the touch due to the silk content. It is perfect for light weight summer garments, shawls and other special accessories.
I just swatched for a very special project, my wedding shawl.
Swatching for a shawl is something I've never done before. Swatching for garments, yes, most definitely, but never previously for a shawl, since it's not a fitted garment.
Let's talk about mini-skeins, since we've just listed a few sets in the shop.
We started dyeing mini-skeins as a way of ensuring our dye baths were fully exhausted. When dyeing saturated colours (pinks and reds in particular) there can be a tendency for the dye baths to not fully exhaust, so popping a few mini-skeins in the dye pans after having dyed up our main colourways was a simple and efficient way to ensure all the dye was used up, whilst also creating some fun and one-of-a-kind minis. It's a win-win situation as far as I'm concerned, as you always want to avoid pouring left over dye down your drains.