King Cole Fashion Aran and New Drifter Aran

As fibre artists, when we think of quality, affordability and reliability it’s hard not to think of King Cole. One of the most recognized brand names on the market, King Cole Yarns are a sign of excellence in any fine yarn shop, and a symbol of high repute among knitters and crocheters.

We have great new additions to the King Cole line up for Fall/Winter that we can’t wait to tell you about, so keep reading to make sure you are on top of all the new trends for the season ahead.

Fashion Aran 

We all know it and we all love it! This tried and true 75% acrylic, 25% wool blend is one of our best-selling yarns for its versatility and washability.

Available in twenty-three earthy, warm shades with fun names like Orkney, Islay and Skye that will have you dreaming of Northern Scottish islands. Perfect for all the Outlander and Shetland fans out there.

As the name implies, Fashion Aran is simply perfect for traditional Aran and cable knits. Whether it be in a solid colour or a subtle tweed, you can never go wrong with a classic, timeless pattern. Best of all, Fashion Aran is available in either 400 gram/800 meter balls, or 100 gram/200 meter balls! Got a big project? No problem, we’ve got a big ball of yarn for that! Less ends to weave in always makes for happy knitters.

In keeping with tradition, King Cole has a fabulous selection of patterns for Fashion Aran, and they are always adding new, contemporary designs like these comfy sweaters and poncho. They not only look like they would be super cozy to wear, they look like they would be fun to knit too!

In an effort to make it easy for you to find which patterns correspond with our yarns, we have grouped the patterns beside the yarn on our website, so when you scroll down to Fashion Aran for example, you will find all the coordinating patterns right there. Easy peasy! See a pattern or a yarn you like? Ask the helpful staff at your LYS if they have it in stock, or if they would order it in for you.

New Drifter Aran

Last year knitters and crocheters asked the burning question at their LYS and King Cole listened! After the huge success with both Drifter Chunky and Drifter DK, many of you wondered about an Aran weight and we are happy to announce that Drifter Aran is now available!

Drifter Aran is a soft and colourful yarn, perfect for blankets, housewares, slipper socks, and warm weather sweaters.

A welcome addition to the Drifter family, this self-striping yarn with a subtle jacquard pattern is machine washable and absolutely addictive to knit with!

Drifter Aran is comprised of 79% premium acrylic, 17% cotton and 4% wool, an excellent blend that creates a durable and breathable fabric with great elasticity. Each 100-gram ball packs an amazing 220 meters, meaning one ball is all you will need for a stylish hat or mittens. There are seven stunning shades to choose from and six coordinating patterns that are sure to feed your creative energy. Sweaters, ponchos, hats and cowls – how will you decide which one to knit first?! With 5mm needles, these patterns can be knit in no time meaning it’s not too late to get started on your Fall wardrobe. You’ll be the most stylish person on your block!

If you’ve ever knit with Drifter DK or Drifter Chunky then you know as well as we do that Drifter Aran is going to be a hugely popular yarn this Winter. Self patterning, washable and downy soft – what’s not to love?

Hurry on in to your LYS for Drifter Aran, we are pretty confident this one will sell out fast!

To view the extensive range of yarns and patterns available from King Cole, visit our website. Let us know in the comment section below which is your favourite yarn or pattern from King Cole.

Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!

Knit the Knitterati Squares with Marsha – Block #8

Block #8 in the Cascade Knitterati Knit Along was released this past Wednesday and in keeping with the tradition of this knit along, it is another beauty. Cascade, you certainly have some talented designers on your team!

Judging by the pictures on Ravelry, many of you, like Marsha, had block #7 done and dusted a few short days after its release. Word on the street is that it was an addictive design with the pattern slowly emerging in every row, prompting knitters to do “just one more row” and thereby finishing in record time. Way to go knitters!

Block #7 incorporated a little bit of everything – faux cables, lace and nupps. Marsha was a bit tentative with the nupps initially but found her technique improved greatly with the help of the instructional video provided. The finished results were well worth the extra effort and care in fastidiously following the pattern.

Block #8 is sure to be another exercise in technique, something we absolutely love about this knit along. We can’t say it enough, learning new techniques with a small project is truly the way to go. Block #8 features outlined cables filled with smaller cables and intricate lace on a reverse stocking stitch background.

Right and left crossed stitches create a textured surface of delicate windows with an exquisitely dainty pattern inside. An excellent project for someone new to cables, just make sure you keep track of what row you’re on! For the seasoned cable knitter, this is a fun and intuitive pattern to follow.

We don’t think there could be a better yarn for cables and texture than Cascade 220 Superwash Merino. The tight twist equals stitch definition at its best. And blocking, did we mention just how easy Cascade 220 Superwash Merino is to block? Don’t bother soaking it first, simply pin it to size, thoroughly spritz it and then let it dry. No muss no fuss!

It’s still not too late to join in on the Cascade Knitterati Knit Along. Sign up here to receive the patterns via email every three weeks. All that’s left for you to do now is take a trip to your LYS and pick up some 220 Superwash Merino, or better yet, they may even have a kit ready to go for you. Many shops are even hosting a knit along for the Knitterati KAL, check with your LYS.

Keep sending us pictures of your WIP’s and finished blocks to cascadegradientlapghan@estelledesigns.ca, we love seeing your progress!

Lang Merino + Color

It’s that time of the year again! The time that yarn shops across the country get stocked and ready for the busy Fall season ahead. Here at Estelle, the warehouse has been buzzing with activity as we get Fall orders packed and shipped. There are bags of yarn everywhere and the colours and patterns put everyone in a good mood. We just love this time of year!

As your LYS busily fills their shelves with sumptuous yarns, you may notice a pattern emerging (and we don’t mean patterning yarn, or just yet anyway!) –  a great selection of Lang Yarns! We have over ninety different yarns from Lang to choose from, so it won’t be any surprise to see these delicious yarns spilling off the shelves in yarn shops everywhere.

If there is one yarn we feel no fine yarn shop should be without it would have to be Lang Merino + Color. This 100% superwash merino is produced from luxurious Australian merino, ideal for babies or anyone with skin sensitivities.

Merino + Color is a fun printed yarn that stripes randomly and beautifully into striking patterns. Every ball is like a surprise bag of colour! Soft to the touch, and even softer after washing, it’s really no wonder Merino + Color continues to be a top selling yarn in Canada. Four vibrant new colours have recently been added to the palette, meaning we now have nineteen delectable shades to tempt you with!

Merino + Color has an evenly balanced twist which makes for unbeatable stitch definition. Two tasteful patterns for Merino + Color are available on our website that highlight the rich and bold colour combinations. Lang Yarns are synonymous with style and European flair, and their striking shades and contemporary patterns bring to mind fashion shows and haute couture. If you are looking to add a little panache to your wardrobe look no further than Merino + Color.

We know it’s hard to think about Fall and Winter accessories with temperatures soaring all over, but the fact of the matter is, the cool weather will be upon us before we know it. Don’t wait until your fingers are stiff from the cold to get started on your Winter projects! Stop by your LYS and grab a few balls of Merino + Color while there’s still some in stock! And while you’re at it, make sure to check out all the other great products from Lang Yarns.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we introduce some of the awesome new yarns that will be hitting the shelves in your LYS this Fall and Winter. We have tons of new product and patterns to inspire and tempt you with!

Estelle Free Patterns

Two brand new and fabulous colourways in our best selling Uneek Fingering landed just last week in the Estelle warehouse and the timing couldn’t be better. With temperatures soaring across the country, we are all looking for lightweight yarns and small, portable projects like socks or shawls and nothing fits the bill better than Uneek Fingering.

Uneek Fingering is 100% merino with a rich, earthy feel and deep colour saturation. It has developed quite the reputation this year and is becoming a go-to yarn for knitters and crocheters alike. Holding a ball of Uneek Fingering is almost like holding a work of art in your hands! We know these colours are going to fly off the shelves at your LYS, so hurry in to pick out your favourite and get cracking on your next chef-d’oeuvre.

Free Pattern Friday

If you’re following Estelle Yarns on Facebook and Instagram (of course you are!) then you already know about our new weekly feature, #FreePatternFriday. And that means you’ve already seen some of the fantastic free patterns we’re sharing every week. That’s right – we said fantastic AND we said FREE!! If you aren’t following us, now is the time to start!

There is no better feeling than when you walk out of your LYS with a new yarn and a pattern you can feel confident about. It is our goal to offer you free patterns that will help eliminate some of the guesswork when you spy a great new yarn at your LYS. Not only will the patterns provide you with an idea of what to make, they will also let you see how the yarn looks knit up. Because let’s face it, we know how awesome everyone at your LYS is, but they’re not superknitters – they can’t get a shop sample knit up overnight when a new yarn comes in! Free patterns can be a great way to provide LYS staff a bit of a breather before they fervently get their needles clicking away to whip up fetching shop samples to tempt you with.

We have a massive selection of free patterns available on our website, and every Friday we feature one of these amazing patterns on our social media. We are always looking for ways to inspire your inner artist and help you come up with ideas for your next project, and we strive to make our patterns as user friendly as possible. Our free online patterns are organized by yarn weight, from lightest to heaviest, and we always keep our latest designs at the top of the page. We don’t just want to make it easy for you, we want to make it really easy! All you need to do is go to our website, click on the free patterns tab on the left side and let the inspiration begin.

Just a few weeks ago we shared this sensational new design in Estelle Alpaca Merino Fine. Eclipse Shawl was designed by Team Estelle member, Robbie Laughlin, and received tremendous praise from our fan base. Rightly so, this is positively stunning!

Short rows and eyelets make this two-tone shawl an elegant addition to any wardrobe. Perfect wrapped around your shoulders on a cool summer evening or in an air-conditioned office. Your hip shawl will be all anyone is talking about around the water cooler! Eclipse Shawl is knit in Estelle Alpaca Merino Fine, a fingering weight, delicately cozy blend of 55% merino, 25% nylon and 20% alpaca. Squishy-soft and durable, it just doesn’t get any better!

Or perhaps you’re thinking ahead to crisp Fall mornings for something to bundle up in that’s warm, fashionable and not too bulky. Helen Firing’s Bringing in the Wheat Poncho will, without a doubt, be the must have poncho for 2018. This one size fits all pattern features an enchanting centre lace panel and extremely compelling construction. Throw it on with your favourite pair of jeans when you’re at the apple orchard on a cool afternoon, or as a chill chaser in the evening. Or simply match it up with a pair of leggings when you head out to the Farmer’s Market. You really can’t go wrong with a stylish, timeless classic like this!

Helen has designed Bringing in the Wheat in one of our all time favourite yarns, Estelle Alpaca Merino Worsted. The big sister to our Alpaca Merino Fine with all the same wonderful attributes and a slightly heavier gauge. Warmth, drape, breathability and durability all wound up in one spectacular skein. With a symphony of colours available, there is sure to be shade that will strike a chord with everyone.

You will find that all of Estelle’s free patterns are designed by Canadian designers, and it fills us with pride to be able to support and promote them through our website and social media. You probably don’t know this but many of our patterns are designed by our fabulous in-house team at our office and warehouse. And a large majority of our other patterns are created by the owners and staff at your LYS. You might even know some of these talented designers!

Now you can see what you’re missing out on if you’re not following us on social media. #FreePatternFriday is already a hit with our subscribers, and our regular contest draws, and our giveaways are extremely popular as well. Don’t miss out on the newest in trends, yarns, colourways, free patterns and contests. You’ll find us on Facebook and Instagram as Estelle Yarns – follow us now and introduce yourself to a whole new world of possibilities.

Now that you’ve had a look at some of our free patterns, why not check them all out and let us know in the comments section below which one is next on your to-do list! We really love hearing and seeing what you’re working on.

New Yarn Alert – Manos del Uruguay Cabrito

As we mentioned last week, this year marks fifty years in business for Manos del Uruguay and we couldn’t be happier to help celebrate this momentous occasion. At Estelle, we know the hard work that goes into running a business and so we also know that fifty years is no small milestone!

In celebration of fifty years producing phenomenal Fair Trade yarns, Manos del Uruguay has released an exciting anniversary colourway called Cincuenta. A bright mix of orange, purple and green, Cincuenta truly reflects the joy of this celebration.

Manos del Uruguay yarns never disappoint with their lush, vibrant colourways and deep colour saturation. The Cincuenta colourway is no exception! Bright and bold, this colour combination is definitely worthy of a celebration!

Cabrito – New from Manos

It really is no wonder Manos del Uruguay is celebrating fifty years in business! If you think the new Cincuenta colourway is amazing, just wait until you see the newest yarn for Fall 2018!

Ohhh Cabrito, you had us at halo! Cabrito is a gorgeous kid mohair that you will fall in love with the moment you get a skein in your hands. Supremely soft and as light as a cloud, Cabrito has an ethereal halo and a delicate glow.

Cabrito is a heavenly blend of 80% kid mohair and 20% nylon, resulting in a lightweight yet durable, breathable yarn. Warm in winter as it has insulating properties, yet cool in the summer due to its moisture wicking properties, Cabrito really is a winner all around!

Use Cabrito by itself for a gossamer light fabric, or pair it with a coordinating Manos del Uruguay yarn to add a soft halo and additional warmth. Cabrito is available in eleven show stopping colours, the hardest decision you will face will be which ones to choose?

Cabrito is available in 25-gram balls and packs an incredible 210 meters per ball, meaning one or two balls will make an exquisite cowl or shawl. We can only imagine how sensational a shrug or sweater would be in any of those breathtaking colours! Stop by your LYS today to have a peek at Cabrito and the new Cincuenta colourway, and get ready to have a new favourite yarn!

Remember, when you purchase Manos del Uruguay yarns you are supporting a local craftswoman in Uruguay and by extension, her family and community.

Visit our website to view the full range of products from Manos del Uruguay.

Knit the Knitterati Squares with Marsha – Block #7

Congratulations Knitters!! With Block #6 complete, we are approaching the halfway point in the Cascade Knitterati KAL, and what a great feeling of accomplishment that brings! Block #7 was released on Wednesday and knitters on Ravelry squealed with delight at the delicate beauty of the latest pattern installment.

Block #6 was an interesting exercise in stitch recognition. What was especially interesting was reading the different methods knitters used to facilitate picking up the stitches to create the welts. One of the best parts of this KAL is not only learning new techniques, but then learning different ways to work the new techniques. And what better way to try new technique than on a small project? It’s much less daunting, if you make a mistake that you simply can’t live with, to frog one block rather than a whole afghan! Or maybe you don’t frog your mistakes — we love it when people intentionally leave those “design features” in as their signature.

Block #6 used a series of short rows to create three dimensional welts on the right side of the fabric. Lifelines were used as a visual aid to help identify the stitches that were to be picked up. We are all well versed in row counting and stitch recognition now! Block #6 was best described by one Ravelry user as “industrial chic with great texture” and we couldn’t agree more. We find it truly incredible how designers can create such amazing and well thought out patterns.

Block #7 combines 1960’s inspired chevrons with dainty eyelets, mock cables and nupps. Designed by renowned lace knitting designer Brooke Nico, there is something for every level of knitter in this pattern.

Like many of you, Marsha found Block #7 quite intriguing and wasted no time in getting started. “A delightfully addictive square to knit. I’d never knit a mock cable or a nupp before and I was quite pleased with the results.” As you can see by her progress below, she should be pleased! Great job Marsha!

Block #7 brings us into a shade of tranquil blue, perfect for this rhythmic, soothing pattern. The depth of colour in Cascade 220 Superwash Merino never ceases to amaze us, and we honestly can’t say enough about how buttery soft it is.

Maybe you’ve never knit a nupp or a mock cable before either, have no fear, Cascade has thought of everything in this KAL! There are excellent video links on the Ravelry thread for all the different techniques so you need never feel stuck. They truly couldn’t have made it easier to have fun and learn something new at the same time!

If you still haven’t registered for the Cascade Knitterati KAL it’s not too late! You’ll be surprised at how fast you can catch up. All you need to do is head over to the Cascade website and sign up to receive the patterns via email, and then take a trip to your favourite LYS and ask them to show you their great selection of Cascade 220 Superwash Merino.

Keep sending us pictures of your WIP’s to cascadegradeintlapghan@estelledesigns.ca, we love seeing your progress!

 

 

Manos del Uruguay 50th Anniversary

This year Manos del Uruguay celebrates 50 years of producing some of the finest Fair Trade yarns available. At Estelle, we couldn’t be prouder to be the Canadian distributor for this wonderful company.

While most of you are already familiar with Manos del Uruguay, let us take a minute to talk about this amazing cooperative. Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit social organization that strives to generate and develop work sources for women in the interior of Uruguay. The craftswomen themselves are the owners of Manos del Uruguay, and the objective is to generate work for rural women, allowing them to stay in their own home towns to earn their living, and to develop themselves as human beings.

All Manos del Uruguay yarns have an identification tag on them, with the signature of the craftswoman who made it, along with the name of the locality and the cooperative where it was made. You can actually go online and see the woman who dyed your yarn and her location! How’s that for a connection?!

If you’d like to know more, Manos del Uruguay has produced this insightful video to talk about their history, what they stand for and how they have helped women in the countryside of Uruguay for over fifty years.

Not only does Manos del Uruguay offer breathtaking colourways and exquisite yarns, they also have an extensive selection of tasteful patterns designed with hand painted yarns in mind.

Paisano Vest is the latest and greatest in the free pattern line-up from Manos del Uruguay. Knit in super soft Serpentina on 9mm and 10mm needles, this is one project that is guaranteed to fly off your needles in no time.

Paisano Vest is a simple vest designed to highlight the rustic look and soft feel of Serpentina. Available in two sizes, it is knit flat from the bottom up. Paisano Vest features a fashionable split hem in the back and decorative faux seaming. This trend setting vest is an excellent layering piece that is sure to be a hit this Fall. Knit it for yourself or whip one up as a last-minute gift for a special friend, they’ll never forget you for it!

Serpentina is both hand dyed and hand spun, making it truly an artisan experience! Gorgeous colours run throughout this 100% merino yarn at random which enhance its unique quality. The result is a fabric that is soft and squishy to the touch with plush stitch definition.

Serpentina gets its name from the delicate colour twirling effect, reminiscent of the paper streamers, or serpentina in Spanish, that are thrown at Carnival parties. If you’re in the mood to party with an incomparably elegant yarn, stop in to your LYS, grab a ball or two (or three or four!) of Serpentina and let the fun begin!

Join us as we wish Manos del Uruguay Happy Anniversary! And be sure to stay tuned here for more details of what’s to come from for Fall 2018.

 

New SuperSoxx & TwinSoxx from Lang Yarns

What’s the one thing knitters have an abundance of in their stash? Why sock yarn of course! Knitters never get tired of the new and exciting colourways, the different patterns, and the different ways the yarns are presented.

Look in any knitter’s stash bag/cupboard/room and you will always find at least two or three (or ten or twenty!) balls of sock yarn. That’s because there are a multitude of options with just one ball of sock yarn. Of course, there’s the obvious – socks! But one ball of sock yarn is also enough to make a gorgeous shawl, a newborn baby sweater, fingerless gloves, a hat, legwarmers, mittens, or even a necktie!

We have a great new sock yarn from Lang Yarns that we can’t wait to introduce you to. Lang SuperSoxx is a high quality, easy to care for sock yarn that has been dyed for fantastic effect. Lang TwinSoxx is the same product, but with an excellent addition – halfway through the ball, there’s a contrasting coloured section to mark where the colour sequence will begin again. The perfect solution to perfectly matching socks!

Just to keep you on your toes (pardon the pun), Lang switch the collections up every month. One month your LYS will receive a delivery of SuperSoxx, and the next month will be TwinSoxx, and so on. What a great way to keep things fresh and fun!

We’ve got a sneak peak of the collections for the next few months, some of which you may have been lucky enough to see already in your LYS. Have a look at these beauties and mark your calendar so you can make sure you get to your LYS in time!

June 2018 SuperSoxx Collection

July 2018 TwinSoxx Collection

August 2018 SuperSoxx Collection

September 2018 TwinSoxx Collection

October 2018 SuperSoxx Collection

Lang Yarns never disappoint when it comes to sock yarn. After all, they’ve been making high quality yarns for 150 years, so they’ve pretty much perfected the practice. SuperSoxx/TwinSoxx are comprised of 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon, guaranteeing long lasting and durable socks that are machine washable. You’ll be putting your best foot forward every time you step out in your new socks from Lang Yarns.

Ask for SuperSoxx/TwinSoxx at your LYS today and surrender yourself to the serenity of sock knitting.

 

 

Our Biggest Contest Giveaway Ever!!

In last Friday’s blog post we told you all about Wool Addicts, an exciting new collection from Lang Yarns. So exciting in fact, that we’ve decided that a hot new collection like this deserves a monumental contest!

Now that you’ve read about Wool Addicts, are you bursting to find out the details of our latest, and by far our biggest, contest giveaway? We have five incredible Wool Addicts kits to give away to five incredibly lucky knitters! All you need to do is go to our Facebook page and like and share this post. That’s it! Your name will automatically go into a draw to win one of these ultra cool kits, and on Friday, August 3rd we will randomly select five fortunate fibre fanatics and make their day. Take a look at the five super cool and awe-inspiring kits that are up for grabs. Which one is on your must have list?

The Mint to Be Scarf begs to be worn and worn with pride! Wrap yourself in luxurious softness in this delicate, cozy, crazy long scarf knit in Wool Addicts Air. Air is perfect for all cable knits and adds some extra texture to this triple braided scarf in a beautiful mermaid colour.

The Pebbles Hat is knit in Wool Addicts Earth, a sublime blend of alpaca and merino. Let the soothing rhythm of a simple pattern and an exquisite yarn melt away all your cares and transport you to your happy place.

We love the intentionally messy look of the Achieve-Mint fingerless gloves! Knit in Wool Addicts Water, these are the perfect compliment to the Mint to Be Scarf, or on their own to decorate the sleeves of your favourite coat.

We call the combination of Jen’s Wristlets and the Berries Hat the dream team! Both hat and wristlets are knit with Wool Addicts Fire, a multi-talented chunky merino. Extraordinarily soft, Fire is sure to put a smile on your face. Never apologize for the fire in you!

Our final prize is a double whammy! Nothing is as much en vogue as headbands and the Braid Mate Headband knit in Wool Addicts Fire is no exception. If you have ever wanted to hold fire in your hands, now is your chance. The Kinda Bow Scarf is definitely a statement piece. Feel like a stylish French girl with this one ball accessory knit in Wool Addicts Air.

There you have it, five incredible prizes!! We’ve never had a giveaway of this magnitude before! Once again, all you need to do is like and share this post on our Facebook page and then sit back and cross your fingers.

If you just can’t wait to see if you’ll be one of the lucky winners, take a trip to your favourite LYS and keep your eyes peeled for all the Wool Addicts swag and promotional materials. Your LYS will  have posters and stickers in their doors and windows to let you know that this shop is a proud supplier of Wool Addicts.

This contest is open to Canadian residents only, including LYS owners and employees! 

Happy knitting and crocheting everyone, and good luck!

 

Wool Addicts by Lang

Never before have we seen the kind of buzz about a new yarn collection as we have about Wool Addicts! The brain child of the folks at Lang Yarns, Wool Addicts was a year and a half in the making while they perfected the brand. And trust us, perfect is an understatement!

Wool Addicts had its official release on July 1st and judging by the response on both Facebook and Instagram, we can see that knitters are chomping at the bit to get their hands on cutting edge designs and fibres in their LYS.

Targeting younger and newer knitters, Wool Addicts embraces the uncomfortable “what if’s” new knitters have, and encourages them to own their mistakes and experience that feeling of finishing that just can’t be bought.

Wool Addicts is all about going back to basics, simple lines and designs in sophisticated natural fibres. This collection of five exquisite yarns focuses on the four elements of nature, Fire, Water, Earth and Air, plus the one thing human beings need to survive: Love.

Wool Addicts feature eleven colourways in each of the five yarns. In keeping with the back to basic idea, there are eight natural, muted shades plus three trending colours. Each colour represents its own theme when combined with the eight warm neutral tones. Ocean Spray embraces the sea, salt air, sand dunes and seashells with shades of aqua, mint and petrol. Cute, but…combines dreamy pinks and glorious greys in stylish but casual patterns that will appeal to any young knitter looking to dress without stress! The last theme is Shine Out, featuring decorative seams and asymmetric shapes with a vibrant pop of gold, the “cool girl” colour of this season. Shine Out reminds us that all is not gold that glitters!

Fire

Super chunky and extra-fine merino at its best! Fire is a super-soft yarn for big-knit looks. This is the chunkiest member of the Wool Addicts family–perfect for accessories and bulky knit sweaters.

Water

100% crimped baby alpaca for soft and voluminous looks without being too fuzzy. Water is the most textured member of the Wool Addicts family.

Earth

Blended alpaca and merino fibres with an extraordinarily soft touch. Earth is the most crisp member of the Wool Addicts family.

Air

Coloured merino fibres are airspun around a core of nylon. The result is a cloudy, foamy look in vibrant colours. Air is the loftiest member of the Wool Addicts family.

Love

A chained thread made of supersoft merino. Love is the leanest of all the Wool Addicts family and creates super-lightweight pieces.

All of the patterns featured above, and way too many more to list, are available in Wool Addicts Book #1. Bulky sweaters, cowls, scarves, fingerless mitts, a kimono…how will you decide which one to knit first? There are oodles of patterns for each of the yarns ranging from easy accessories to full garments and are available in English, French, Dutch and German.

We are confident that you are going to love these delicious new yarns, but we feel we should issue some sort of warning… as the name implies, Wool Addicts may become addictive! Ask for Wool Addicts at your LYS and let the addiction begin!

Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!