Thursday, June 25, 2009

KOIGU

The name alone sends shivers down the spine of knitters all over the world...and we have a bunch of it!
Koigu, the scrupmtiously hand-dyed-in-Ontario-yarn-of-my-dreams is now at the Naked Sheep.

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...I only put one of each colour into this photo, because I couldn't fit all of it into one picture! At the moment we have a lovely selection of 20 colours in a mix of solids, speckles and hand-paints, but it is quickly diminishing! The lovely folks at Koigu offer such a huge selection of colours that it's hard to tell when your favourite will appear again, so snap it up while you can!

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At the moment we are carrying KPPPM and KPM, because we're crazy for socks! Each skein is 175 yards of %100 merino wool, so you can knit a pair of adult's socks from 2 skeins. But there is no reason to stop at socks, Koigu knits up beautifully in shawls, sweaters, hats; I've even seen pants knit from KPPPM (here)awesome!

Here is a look at the Spring Forward socks that I knit from 2 skeins of speckly KPPPM




Oh, and for those of you outside of the city, check out the crazy weather we had earlier today; I took this photo after it had cleared up quite a lot...and it's still a gloomy mess, but a good day for knitting.

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