Lovebird Lane x Louie & Lola - A Special Dye Collaboration

Lovebird Lane x Louie & Lola - A Special Dye Collaboration

March 04, 2021

When the lovely Julieanne, the talented dyer from Lovebird Lane based in Adelaide, suggested we join forces for a mystery dye-along it was an instant 'yes' from me!

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Combo Ideas for Joji's Winter Trails Cowl

Combo Ideas for Joji's Winter Trails Cowl

January 25, 2021

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.

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When Everything Old Is New Again

When Everything Old Is New Again

January 21, 2021

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.

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HERE'S TO DK WEIGHT SOCKS!

HERE'S TO DK WEIGHT SOCKS!

December 19, 2020

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.

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A Merino Silk Yak Fingering Rainbow

A Merino Silk Yak Fingering Rainbow

December 12, 2020

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.

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The 2020 Spring Collection Has Arrived!

The 2020 Spring Collection Has Arrived!

September 12, 2020

After what seemed like a cool and long winter, we are enjoying the arrival of cherry blossoms and magnolia in the garden and feeling a touch warmth and lightness in the mountain air.  We couldn't wait to hit the dyepots to bring that lightness to life with some new colourways...introducing the Spring Collection 2020.

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A Moment on Mohair

A Moment on Mohair

May 07, 2020

With so many popular patterns featuring mohair silk yarns held double with other yarns, we get a lot of questions about the different effects of holding various mohair colourways doubled.  So we got to swatching...and here's what we came up with!

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Swatching for a Very Special Project

Swatching for a Very Special Project

March 07, 2020

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.

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MINI SKEIN INSPIRATION

MINI SKEIN INSPIRATION

February 12, 2020

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.

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TAMY GORE COLOUR CANVAS SHAWL COMBINATIONS

TAMY GORE COLOUR CANVAS SHAWL COMBINATIONS

January 29, 2020

As soon as we saw the new Tamy Gore pattern Colour Canvas we instantly knew it would be the next shawl on our needles.

The fun pattern works with either two, three or four contrasting colours and features a different take on different shapes and stitches to create a gorgeous shawl.

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A BIT ABOUT WATER, PACKAGING & THE ENVIRONMENT

A BIT ABOUT WATER, PACKAGING & THE ENVIRONMENT

January 28, 2020

One of our aims when starting Louie & Lola Yarns was to be as environmentally conscious as possible.

From re-using our dye water to soak our yarns and wash our utensils, being waterwise has come naturally to us after living in the country for five years and having to rely on rainfall for our water supply (we are very lucky though to get very good rainfall here in North West Tassie compared with so many areas of the country in drought).

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AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER UPDATE

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER UPDATE

January 28, 2020

Huge thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket as part of our Bushfire Fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund in early January.  

Together we raised a total of $2,156 for the Red Cross in just over 24 hours!

You can check out our page on the Australian Red Cross Fundraiser site here, which is also still open for donations.

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