New for Spring from King Cole

It may be hard to think of spring with blankets of snow all around, but as knitters and crocheters, we always need to be one season ahead. With the warm weather fast approaching you will begin to see the shelves at your LYS filling up with lots of new goodies for spring and summer, so now is the time to start thinking about what pieces you want to add to your wardrobe this year. If you are unsure where to start when it comes to knitting or crocheting for summer, allow us to suggest a few new fabulous yarns from King Cole.

For over eighty years King Cole has built a reputation for producing high quality knitting yarns and in keeping with tradition, the newest collections for 2019 will not disappoint! Easy care, affordable yarns combined with super trendy patterns are what make King Cole the preferred choice for knitters and crocheters world wide.

Cotton Top DK

Prepare for sunny days with new Cotton Top DK!

This cozy blend of 78% Premium Acrylic and 22% Cotton has a slightly tweedy quality and is made up of one ply in cotton and three plies in acrylic. Perfect for textured and lacy summer garments or heirloom quality baby items, this super soft, washer and dryer friendly DK is sure to be a big hit.

Cotton Top DK is available in eight soft, lightly flecked, vintage pastel shades. Each 100-gram ball contains 260 meters and it knits up to a standard DK weight of 22 stitches to 4 inches. Irresistibly soft and with excellent drape, we’re positive you will fall in love with Cotton Top DK.

King Cole know that pattern support is extremely important when it comes to new yarns and the eight patterns available for Cotton Top DK are hip, trendy and perfect for warm, sunny days. Your biggest dilemma will be deciding which pattern to make first!

These fun, casual designs are a great addition to any summer wardrobe! Pair them with jeans, leggings or a skirt and you’ll be the talk of the town – everyone will be wondering where you get your incredible custom apparel.

Caribbean Calypso

Last spring we introduced you to King Cole Calypso, a fun summer yarn with a great marl effect. New this spring, Caribbean Calypso brings the same fun marl to all your projects, now in fun self striping colourways.

Self striping yarns continue to enjoy the limelight in the knitting world and these spectacular shades are sure to shine this spring. Named after Caribbean Islands, these six stunning colourways will have you dreaming of white sandy beaches and deep blue seas.

Caribbean Calypso is a delicate blend of 97% Acrylic and 3% Polyamide. This lightweight blend is perfect for warm days yet will still take the chill off a cool evening. With 280 meters per ball, two balls will make a show stopping shawl or wrap that will stand out anywhere.

Nothing says summer quite like the collection of Caribbean Calypso patterns. Tunics, beach cover ups, a deep v-neck t, these fashionable and wearable patterns are perfect for the office, the beach, or anywhere your travels may take you this summer.

You’ll forget all about Old Man Winter as soon as you get a look at what’s new for summer from King Cole so be sure to take a trip to your LYS soon and tell them Estelle Yarns sent you!

Visit our website to view all amazing and affordable products from King Cole, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the selection.

New for Spring from Cascade Yarns

Did you know that February is International Boost Your Self Esteem Month? Nothing is better for a self esteem boost than completing a project, whether it’s a simple dishcloth or a detailed afghan, finishing something feels good!

Why not boost your self esteem this month by finding yourself a new feel-good project to work on? We’ve got some fabulous free patterns available on our website that are sure to inspire you and ignite your inner artist. We also have some terrific new yarns from Cascade to tell you about that are sure to make you feel good throughout every step of your creative journey!

Sarasota Solids and Sarasota Chunky Solids

Just a few years ago Cascade Yarns took the knitting world by storm with Sarasota, a speckled cotton and acrylic blend that was perfect for everything from market bags to beach cover ups. Because they know a good thing when they see it, this Spring Cascade has released Sarasota Solids and Sarasota Chunky Solids, the perfect addition to your Spring/Summer wardrobe.

Sarasota Solids and Sarasota Chunky Solids are the perfect blend of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic, giving you the crisp stitch definition of cotton with the lightweight properties of acrylic. It really is the best of both worlds!

Sarasota Solids is available in forty-two tempting shades, and with names such as Beach Glass and Deep Lagoon, you are sure to be motivated to get cracking at your Summer knitting. Sarasota Solids is a DK weight that contains an impressive 287 meters per ball, meaning just a few balls will make for an affordable, high quality garment.

Remember, Cascade Yarns always has a great selection of free patterns on their website for your customers to choose from. The Lacy Shawl offers an excellent opportunity to hone lace-knitting skills, while the Jessie Tee offers classic raglan seams with just a hint of seed stitch detail.

Sarasota Chunky Solids is slightly heavier than its little sister, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that this isn’t perfect for warm weather projects. The brilliant blend of cotton and acrylic makes for a light, airy chunky yarn that breathes and flows beautifully.

Sarasota Chunky Solids is available in twenty-seven richly saturated, show stopping colourways. Each 200-gram ball packs a walloping 280 meters each, almost unheard of for a chunky yarn!

Because Sarasota Chunky Solids is so new there are no specific patterns available yet on the Cascade website but be sure to check back often as new patterns will be coming soon.

Nifty Cotton Splash

Nifty Cotton Splash is the newest member of the Cascade Yarns family and the timing couldn’t be better. With only six weeks left until the start of Spring, knitters and crocheters are starting to get that itch, that desire to grab a ball of cotton and just pretend that it’s warmer out than it really is.

Nifty Cotton Splash is the best way to scratch that itch. Soft and snuggly yet strong and durable, Nifty Cotton Splash is perfect for dishcloths, kids clothes, baby blankets, garments, afghans and more! Unlike other cottons on the market, Nifty Cotton Splash is tightly plied so your stitches don’t split, and are uniform and balanced.

Available in eight fun and funky colourways, every ball is a party in your hands! Can’t you just imagine a crochet bag in Lemon Lime or a wee baby sweater in Primary? Precious!!

Nifty Cotton Splash comes in 100-gram skeins with 169 meters of cottony bliss per skein. With a 5-star rating on Ravelry, this a cotton yarn you will return to again and again for all your Summer knitting needs!

Be sure to take a trip to your LYS soon to see what’s in store for Spring and Summer from Cascade Yarns!

Knit the Knitterati Squares with Marsha and Trish – Block #16

We’re a few weeks behind with our Cascade Knitterati blocks, as our volunteer knitters are also Estelle Yarns travelling Sales Reps and they’ve been on the road hitting all of your favourite yarn shops to tempt them with all the latest goodies for Spring and Summer.

Block #15 was a fun, rhythmic pattern that was easy to follow and fast to complete. After just a few rows this intuitive pattern became easy to read on the needles themselves which made this square knit up in record time. Don’t you just love it when your stitches almost tell you what to do?!

Galina Carroll’s design combines simple garter and stocking stitch with basic decreases and yarn over increases and the result is stunning. The soft pink colourway was the perfect fit for this delicate, lacy block.

Block #16 was released three weeks ago and Marsha finally got a chance to take a breather from driving and get started on the last block. Rich with texture, Block #16 seems to be a fan favourite on Ravelry. Kudos to Cascade for saving one of the best for last!

The combination of textured stitches makes Block #16 an interesting and addictive pattern; the kind where you keep thinking, “just one more row and then I’ll stop”. We love patterns like that! Marsha is really enjoying the variety of stitch patterns already.

Up to this point we have used sixteen different colours of Cascade 220 Superwash Merino and we have not encountered a single knot or imperfection, we think that’s pretty impressive! We can also say with absolute certainty that every ball has been colourfast and there has been no bleeding during the blocking process. It has truly been a pleasure to work with Cascade 220 Superwash Merino throughout this Knit Along, and even though it’s been a lot of work, we find ourselves crossing our fingers that there will be another one soon!

Once Block #16 is completed, all that we will have left to do is the border. It’s exciting to imagine how all the blocks will be assembled and what kind of border they will choose. Will it be a lacy border or solid, maybe even a picot edging? We can’t wait to find out!

Have you completed all sixteen blocks yet, and what colours did you choose? Don’t forget to post your photos on your social media and tag Estelle Yarns so that we can share your works of art and inspire the next generation of knitters. We look forward to seeing your finished lapghans and we hope you’ve been having as much fun as we have with the Cascade Yarns Knitterati Knit Along!

 

New from Manos del Uruguay!

With Holiday projects completed, it’s time to start thinking ahead to warm weather knitting and getting your awesome wardrobe ready for Spring. Let’s face it, bespoke knitted and crocheted garments don’t just happen overnight – it takes time and planning to look this good!

We are confident that we have everything you need to make you smile this year with our great selection of yarns and patterns. Exciting new fibre blends and colourways that will tempt and delight. Designs that will challenge and inspire. You name it, we’ve got it! Read on to hear all about a brand new yarn from Manos del Uruguay as well as a stunning lacy dress in Cascade Sorata that deserves to be in every knitters wardrobe this Summer!

New from Manos del Uruguay!!

Feliz – Spanish for happy, and trust us, happy is an understatement when it comes to the newest yarn from Manos del Uruguay. You will be jumping for joy the minute the get a look and feel of Feliz.

A happy blend of superwash merino and modal, Feliz has lovely drape without sacrificing wool’s bounce. Modal is a type of rayon made from spinning reconstituted cellulose from beech trees. It absorbs dye a bit differently than wool resulting in soft, muted shades. Seven of Manos most popular colourways take on a heathery look that flows beautifully from one shade to the next.

Feliz is sure to become your go-to yarn for Summer projects as modal doesn’t insulate body heat making it perfect for hot, humid days. With 320 meters per ball, two balls will make a tank top or a lacy shawl, and just three balls will make a short sleeve summer sweater. This sport weight yarn has just the right amount of twist to prevent splitting and to make cables and textured stitches really stand out.

If you haven’t grabbed a skein or two of Manos del Uruguay at your LYS, what are you waiting for? Aside from their eye-catching colourways, their mission itself makes people feel good when they buy. Manos del Uruguay yarns are certified fair trade and each skein indicates the location of the cooperative and is signed by the artisan herself making every purchase a personal experience.

Vogue Knitting and Cascade Sorata

The Vogue Knitting Early Fall 2018 edition featured an exquisitely stunning lace dress designed by lace knitting superstar Brooke Nico. Knit in Cascade Yarns Sorata, this lightweight dress would be the perfect compliment to any Summer wardrobe.

The delicate composition of 70% alpaca and 30% silk make Sorata the ideal choice for this sensational dress. A fingering weight with 400 meters per ball, only three to four balls are needed for any of the three sizes. The engaging, repetitive lace pattern is almost hypnotic to knit and makes this an addictive and surprisingly fast project.

Sorata is available in thirteen subtle shades and each and every one would be superb for this masterpiece. Knit it in black for the ultimate LBD, or pale blue and wear it as a beach cover-up, the options are endless! What colour would you choose to highlight this elegant lace pattern?

We know Brooke’s lace dress is going to be a big hit this summer so be sure to take a trip to your LYS soon and pick up everything you need to be the most stylish person on your block!

Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!

Wool Addicts 2.0

Last Fall, Lang Yarns launched Wool Addicts, a new, trendy, hip line aimed at a younger audience with a focus on natural fibres and designs with simple textures and shapes. The response was enormous and just a few short months later, hundreds of knitters on Ravelry had projects on the go in the various Wool Addicts yarns!

If you’ve been following Wool Addicts on Facebook and Instagram then you’ve been watching the much anticipated countdown to the release of Wool Addicts 2.0. We’ve seen sneak peaks for weeks of another fabulous and fashion forward pattern book as well as two stunning new yarns for Spring. The wait is finally over and we’re delighted to say Hello to Sunshine and Happiness, just what the doctor ordered in the middle of a cold Canadian winter!

Wool Addicts is all about going back to basics, simple lines and designs in sophisticated natural fibres. Wool Addicts Book #2 features twenty-three super trendy patterns including oversized sweaters in basic garter stitch, tank tops, fringed shawls, and shorts – that’s right we said shorts! Wool Addicts Book #2 has something for everyone!

Sunshine and Happiness feature ten colourways – eight warm, neutral, muted shades plus Honey and Berry, two striking colours with mega-pop! Mix and match, or use them separately, either way these stunning shades are sure to impress!

Sunshine

Good day Sunshine! A pure 100% mercerized organic cotton with chainette construction, Sunshine is shiny, strong and has clear stitch definition, perfect for Summer projects!

We couldn’t think of a better yarn to chase away the Winter blues than Sunshine. Every stitch with this luscious cotton will have you dreaming of beaches, warm water, and long, hot Summer days.

Happiness

Just the name brings a smile to our face. Super-soft, high quality Pima cotton blended with nylon gives Happiness its unique soft touch. Oversized knits don’t have to be bulky and heavy with Happiness, this unique pairing of fibres is lightweight and breathable!

They say that money can’t buy Happiness but it can buy yarn, in this case it can do both!

Everyone deserves a little Sunshine and Happiness in their life so why not take a trip to your LYS and check out what’s new for Spring and Summer from Wool Addicts.

 

New for Spring from Cascade Yarns

If you’re looking for a way to combat the Winter blues then look no further than Cascade Yarns! The Spring/Summer line up from Cascade will melt your heart and inject some much needed colour into your life. You’ll forget all about the blues as soon as you set your eyes on these fun and boldly colourful new yarns. We know we can always count on Cascade to brighten up our day!

Cherub Bulky

The folks at Cascade Yarns know a winner when they see it and have decided to introduce a new member to the Cherub family. Welcome Cherub Bulky, we’re pleased to meet you and thrilled that you round out the family so nicely!

Many of you are already familiar with the Cherub line from Cascade. One of the most popular yarns in shops across the country, Cherub is currently available in four different weights, Baby, DK, Aran and Chunky. The addition of a Bulky weight means that Cherub has all your needs covered!

A blend of 45% acrylic and 55% nylon, make no mistake, this isn’t your average acrylic blend. But then let’s face it, nothing Cascade does is average, they strive and succeed every time to go above and beyond average. Cherub Bulky is soft enough for the delicate skin of babies and durable enough for tough Canadian winters, it’s a win-win!

Available in fifteen sensational shades we have a hunch that Cherub Bulky might just become your new favourite yarn!

Cherub Bulky knits at ten stitches to the inch on 9mm (US13) needles making this the perfect choice for those who like to see fast results. Each 200-gram ball contains 120 meters, just enough for a stylish hat or cowl. Cherub Bulky is perfect for all your home décor needs as well! The super soft blend of acrylic and nylon is an ideal choice for bulky blankets as it doesn’t weigh as much as natural fibres and is extremely durable. And if you get a little spill on it, no big deal! Cherub Bulky is washer and dryer friendly, it just doesn’t get any easier than that!

Cherub Aran and Chunky Wave

As if the addition of a new weight to the Cherub family wasn’t enough, Cascade has also added a new colour shift effect with Cherub Aran Wave and Cherub Chunky Wave.

Available in nine dramatic shades that gradually flow from one spectacular colour to the next, Cherub Aran Wave and Cherub Chunky Wave are ready to take the knitting world by storm this Spring.

Cherub Aran Wave comes in 100-gram balls with 220 meters per ball and can be used interchangeably with any of the Cherub Aran free patterns on the Cascade Yarns website.

A long gradient like Cherub Aran Wave would beautifully highlight the simple lace detail in the Graffiti Prayer Shawl and would add a touch of pizzazz to the Autumn Fog Cowl.

Cherub Chunky Wave is also available in 100-gram balls with a hefty 125 meters each. Pick your favourite Cherub Chunky pattern to create a statement piece that will wow your friends and co-workers!

Can’t you just imagine those fingerless gloves done in a slow colour shift yarn?! These knit up so quickly you’ll want a pair to go with every jacket you have! And who wouldn’t love to wrap their wee one up in a cozy chunky blanket in a kaleidoscope of colours?

Cherub BulkyCherub Aran Wave and Cherub Chunky Wave will be making their debut in your LYS early this Spring, so make sure you check in often and get ready to catch the new wave of yarns from Cascade!

New for Spring from Lang

As the days are slowly starting to get a bit longer, now is the time when knitters and crocheters start thinking about Spring and Summer knitting. Cool cottons and lightweight silks allow our minds to wander off as we dream about trips to the beach and late-night sunsets.

It can be hard to think about Spring and Summer yarns when there is snow all around, but since knit and crochet doesn’t just happen overnight, we need to be one step ahead in order to have the chance to create our fashion statements in time for the warm and sunny weather that awaits us. Speaking of being one step ahead, Lang Yarns is always ahead of the curve when it comes to high quality, fashion forward yarns and designs. We have two new yarns from Lang to tell you about today that are sure to take your mind off winter.

Bloom

Inspired by flowers and nature, we can’t think of a better name as this luscious blend of fibres blooms beautifully when knit up. Bloom is an earthy blend of 70% cotton, 18% viscose and 12% linen, the perfect blend for plump, lush stitches and a soft, breathable fabric.

Bloom is a long gradient chainette tube that alternates between sections of the soft, subtle cotton/linen blend and the silky, shiny viscose. The matte finish of the cotton and linen contrasts harmoniously with the lustrous sheen of the naturally sourced viscose and the resulting fabric is simply gorgeous.

With ten contemporary colours to choose from that each feature a subtle and long colour transition, you simply won’t believe your eyes! Each 150-gram ball packs an incredible 450 meters, more than enough for an exquisite, one of a kind shawl or stole.

Bloom Booklet Punto 9 has a great collection of patterns for garments and accessories that beautifully showcase Bloom‘s long colour change. With these stunning patterns you will be the envy of all of your friends who will wish they had taken that beginner knitting class when you did!

 

Mulberry Silk

Mulberry silk is one of the most ancient natural fibres and is the highest quality and most valuable silk on the market. Lang Mulberry Silk is a definite must have for every knitter and crocheter this Spring! This delicate silk spun with a hollow core produces an amazingly soft and smooth fabric with a wonderful sheen.

Mulberry Silk is hands down the number one choice for any season, the excellent wicking properties keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Mulberry Silk also has incredible breathability and adjusts to your body temperature! – do we need to say any more about this wonder-yarn??

With a palette of eighteen solid shades and five subtle multis, how will you pick just one! Below is just a taste of some of the mouth-watering colours available, visit our website to see the full range.

Each 50-gram ball of Mulberry Silk contains 154 meters of decadent silk joy! Supreme softness at its best!

Lang has a long standing reputation for trendy patterns with distinctive flair and you will not be disappointed with the pattern support for Mulberry Silk.

Lang Fam 259 Spring Pattern Book is chock-a-block full of designer inspired tunics, cardis and sweaters that are sure to get you itching to knit!

The Mulberry Top featured above is just one of many patterns in the Lang Fam 259 Pattern Book. With more than forty hip designs to choose from, the biggest decision will be which one to start first!

Watch for Bloom, Mulberry Silk and other fine yarns from Lang in your LYS this Spring. Not sure where to find the closest LYS? Check out the handy Find A Store feature on our website, all shops are conveniently listed alphabetically by province. Planning on being in a different province? Use our Find A Store feature to locate all the awesome yarn shops wherever you may be.

Happy Knitting and Crocheting everyone!

Knit the Knitterati Squares with Marsha and Trish – Block #15

Block #15 in the Cascade Knitterati KAL was released Wednesday and you know what that means — we are two blocks away from assembling our lapghan and seeing the finished product! Are you as excited as we are? As we near the end of the Cascade Knitterati KAL the anticipation for these final pattern releases is even greater than before. With fourteen blocks under our belts, we find ourselves increasingly eager to see the next block and to imagine how they will all be assembled in the end. And then there’s the border!! How will they surprise us with that? What colour will be used? What kind of stitch will it be done in? Inquiring minds want to know!!

Block #14 was designed by Jacob Seifert who has many designs in the Cascade Quick Knit Book series, as well as in many popular knitting magazines such as Vogue and Knit Simple. Have a look at Jacob’s design portfolio on Ravelry, you’ll probably recognize many of his patterns, you may have even knit a few in the past.

The first thing that came to mind when we saw Block #14 was the children’s game X marks the spot with a dot, dot, dot. Only in this case it’s with a bobble, bobble, bobble! Marsha took back the needles for this block and claims she could do bobbles in her sleep now! The stocking stitch background for the bobbles really allows the seed stitch to stand out and define the overall pattern.

Block #15 combines the absolute basics of knitting – stocking stitch, garter stitch, the two most commonly used decreases, and yarn over increases – an excellent pattern for an ambitious beginner knitter to gain confidence. The ten-stitch pattern repeats are easy to memorize and as a result, this block is working up quite quickly.

Lacy waves framed by eyelets rise and fall between rows of garter and stocking stitch in this eye-catching block designed by Galina Carroll. We’ve learned about a lot of new-to-us designers throughout this KAL which has opened our eyes to an array of new patterns as well as new techniques. If there’s one thing we all know about knitting, it’s that there is always room to learn more.

While the KAL is nearly over that doesn’t mean you can’t still get in on the fun. Visit the Cascade website here to sign up to receive the patterns via email. Kits are still available, but if you’d rather pick your own colours check out the great selection of Cascade 220 Superwash Merino at your LYS. And keep on sending us your photos to cascadegradientlapghan@estelledesigns.ca, we’ve enjoyed seeing them all!

 

 

 

Monokrom – New from Urth Yarns

Urth Yarns has taken the knitting world by storm over the last year and a half, and rightly so. Decadently soft and exquisite fibres, electrifying colourways, a commitment to employing and empowering women, and giving back to nature is what you get with each and every skein of Urth Yarns.

The Uneek line from Urth Yarns, a self-striping wonder-wool that is available in three different weights as well as in sock kits, has seen tremendous success in yarn shops across the country and we know that the newest addition to the family will be a huge hit as well.

Welcome Monokrom, you are just what we’ve been waiting for! While we all know and love variegated, self-patterning and self-striping yarns, we also know that they don’t always lend themselves well to patterns with a lot of detail. Cables and textures tend to get a little lost in high patterning yarns, and this is where Monokrom enters the picture.

A highly saturated tonal, Monokrom is absolutely perfect for cables, texture, lace and any other decorative stitch details. The subtle shading of Monokrom creates depth and beauty to all knitting projects. Available in fifteen jaw dropping tone-on-tone shades, your mind will be blown by the warmth and richness of every colourway.

Monokrom is a fingering weight, 100% extrafine, superwash merino -softness at it’s best! Each plush skein packs 400 meters of squishy goodness, enough for a gorgeous shawl, an elegant hat and mitts set, or even a precious coming home sweater for a very special baby.

Check out our Free Patterns page for more great ideas and inspiration such as our Corona Capelet that we feel would be absolutely ideal for one skein of Monokrom. Designed by Team Estelle member Michelle Porter, this delicate pattern would beautifully highlight the subtle shading of Monokrom without disturbing the intricate lace work. A match made in heaven!

As if Monokrom itself wasn’t enough, Urth Yarns know the importance of giving back to nature and they work closely with Trees for the Future in their mission to provide local families with tools and knowledge to plant trees in Africa. Urth Yarns work with textile factories that have Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification; only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. And last but by no means least, Urth Yarns provide employment to women in rural areas of Turkey. Do you need any other reason to pick up a skein of Urth Yarns for your next project?

Oversized Knits are this Year’s Fashion Hit

Just ask anyone who loves to knit, nothing makes us happier than when Winter fashion trends point toward knitwear. Are you kidding — the opportunity to create our very own super hip knits that we see in all the shop windows, but in the colours and fibres we choose? It just doesn’t get any better than that! You can just imagine how excited we are, and how excited we think you’ll be, with this year’s new trend in big (and we mean big!) oversized knits and dramatic bursts of colour.

The fashion forward design team at Lang Yarns knew well ahead of time that comfort wear was going to be big for 2019 and their new brain child, Wool Addicts, is all about cozy, comfortable and uber trendy.

If you’ve been to a shopping mall lately or leafed though any fashion magazine, you will have noticed that bulky colourblock cardis, boyfriend sweaters, blanket scarves and big, bold stripes are everywhere you look.

Enter Wool Addicts. Basic designs, bold colour lines, oversized statement pieces and sophisticated natural fibres are what Wool Addicts is all about. These simple designs allow the fibre and colour to take centre stage in these show stopping garments.

Wool Addicts Book #1 features forty-three stunning patterns for their exquisite collection of natural yarns. Earth – a super-soft blend of alpaca and merino. Fire – super chunky and extra-fine merino at its best. Air – lofty, cloudy soft spun merino. Love – a lightweight, chainette merino that will melt your heart. Water – a soft, ethereal alpaca that is sure to keep you warm on a cold winter night.

We can always count on Lang when it comes to being one step ahead in the fashion world. If you’re looking for comfort and quality, stop by your LYS and check out their selection of Wool Addicts yarns and patterns, and remember, they don’t call it Wool Addicts for nothing!

Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky

If you were you to do a search on oversized sweaters on Ravelry, Pinterest or Etsy today, you might be amazed at the results. With popular indie designers like Joji Locatelli and Isabell Kraemer offering top selling designs for bulky sweaters and accessories with bold colour lines, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention two of our top sellers that we feel are the perfect fit for all your bulky needs.

Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky is oh-so soft, knits like a dream, and is composed of 60% superfine alpaca, and 40% merino wool. Your mind will be blown! Alpaca Merino Bulky has great twist, beautiful colour selection, and would be ideal for any and all oversized knits.

Available in fifteen sensational colourways, each 200-gram ball packs an astounding 150 meters per ball! And with a gauge of 10 to 12 stitches on 8mm – 10mm needles, the yardage goes a long, long way. We think Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky is an all-around winner!

Estelle Bulky

Thick, warm and economical, Estelle Bulky is great for making cozy scarfs, comfy cardis, and any project where you desire that plush and sumptuous look. A washable blend of 40% Wool, 50% Acrylic, 10% Nylon, Estelle Bulky is perfect for those who don’t have time to hand wash.

Estelle Bulky has a colourful palette of twenty solid and heathered shades for you to choose from. The question is, how do you choose just one? Bright and bold, or subtle and subdued, there’s sure to be something to please everyone.

You’ll find Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky and Estelle Bulky in fine yarn shops across Canada, ask for it at your LYS. And be sure to check out our free patterns page for ideas and inspiration, we’re adding new free patterns all the time!