January 27, 2020
There's nothing better than a well-written and pretty much instantly memorisable one-skein shawl pattern when you're craving the satisfaction of a quick knit.
Add to that a graphic, yet classic design and you have a double winner!
For me, that was Ambah O'Brien's Aperture Shawl, which I knit in our Merino Silk Yak Fingering base in the Aglow colourway last week.
I was first attracted to this pattern when searching on Ravelry for a contemporary one-skein shawl to knit as a sample in our Merino Silk Yak yarn base. After knitting it up, I am now also tempted to knit the larger version in another colourway, as I love my small version that much.
I knit it in one week using only one skein and the yarn was like butter on my metal needles. The yak content in the yarn lends the shawl an earthy, natural undertone due to the grey-brown coloured fibre, whilst both the yak and silk (each 20% of the yarn) give it a lovely sheen and drape, yet also mean the lace will retain its shape without shrinking back, as can be the tendency of higher merino/wool content yarns, due to the greater 'memory' of that fibre.
Finished off with a classy I-cord edge, this one ticked all my knitting boxes!
March 23, 2022
We've taken our inspiration for the 2022 Louie & Lola 'Cosy Country' Advent Calendar from the beautiful Tasmanian farmhouse and countryside which we are lucky enough to call home.
Our 2022 Advent Calendar Pre-Sale will be held at 12pm AEST, Saturday 9 April.
January 08, 2022
Our first Shop Update for 2022 sees the return of our Merino Possum Fingering yarn, a very special yarn base produced by Wild Earth Yarns in the South island of New Zealand.
It's been a long wait for this yarn base, as it is not spun all that frequently, but that's another reason that makes this base very special.
November 06, 2021