Category Archives: merino

NEW Mineville Merino Single Ply DK

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Mineville Single Ply DK (no. 2806) is soft, machine washable, easy to work with, and easy to wear. It comes in a generous 100g/200m skein, which is enough to make an adult hat or pair of mitts (you’ll need two for a scarf or Honey Cowl). It’s also perfect for a Comfort Fade Cardigan! It’s affordably priced, and made right here in Canada!

Mineville Wool Project is an “off-brand” brand from the sisters at Fleece Artist and Handmaiden. The prices are excellent because we purchase the yarn in one-time only lots. This means that once it’s gone, it’s GONE, so be sure to order enough for your project.

  • 100% Merino Wool (superwash)
  • DK weight
  • 100g/200m (219 yds)
  • 4mm/US6 needles
  • 22 sts = 4″/10cm
  • Machine Washable
  • Made in Canada
  • Free Pattern Ideas

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Mineville Merino Single Ply Dk COMBO

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Comfort Fade Cardi

Comfort Fade is a simple little cardi that’s worked in the round in one piece. The real magic comes from its use of 4 complimentary colourways that blend together to great a dramatic shift in colour.

Sizes

  • XXS (XS, S, M, L)(XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
  • Shown in size Small on a 34” bust with 3.5” positive ease.
  • Finished* Bust Circumference: 33 (36, 37.5, 39, 42.5)(46.5, 50.5, 55, 59, 63)”/ 84 (91.5, 95.5, 99, 108)(118, 128.5, 140, 150, 160) cm

Materials

Yarn

Mineville Single Ply DK (no. 2806): 4 shades (see below for amounts for your size)

  • Color A: 1(2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
  • Color B: 2(2, 2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins
  • Color C: 2(2, 3, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins
  • Color D: 2(2, 2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins

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PROJECT Yume

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Yume

I saw this and thought of you! But seriously, I love things that are both simple and pretty, especially if they can work in some texture and colour. Yume is made in one piece (no seams!) from the top-down, so you should have it done in time to actually wear it. The depth of colour is created by working with 2 strands of lace weight yarn held together, which is also a great way to negotiate colour distribution and pooling issues in hand-dyed yarn. I think it would be PERFECT made with Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino (ON SALE NOW!). It has a beautiful hand and it’s soft halo ensure the strands will do their job, stick together and look more like they’re a single strand of yarn. Plus, it’s just so soft!

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Taking a look at the shelf, here are some colour combos in Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino that will blend well together (these pairs are based on the actual dye lots, not the images):

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Size

  • XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
  • finished bust circumference: 35.75 (38.5, 41.5, 43.75, 45.75, 48.75, 52) inches or 89 (96.5, 103.5, 109, 114.5, 122, 130) cm
  • The sample is worn with 3.25” (8.5 cm) positive ease at bust.

Materials

  • Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino: Short Sleeve Version 2(2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins in each of TWO colours, Long Sleeve Version 3( 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins in each of TWO colours
  • 3.25mm/US3 – 32″ circular needles (for ribbing)
  • 3.25mm/US3 double pointed needles (for ribbing)
  • 3.75mm/US5 – 16″ circular needles
  • 3.75mm/US5 – 32″ circular needles
  • 3.75mm/US5 double pointed needles
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry or darning needle
  • Pattern Download

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NEW YARN: Cascade Eco Duo!

Cascade Eco Duo is a new petting yarn that just arrived and it’s going to make you sweat, then drool, then fantasize, then obsess, and then finally cave and snuggle.  It is seriously, emphatically soft. nomysteryleft on Ravelry says “It’s like Malabrigo on steroids… super SOFT steroids!!!” Caveat emptor.  


So here are the stats: it is 70% undyed baby alpaca and 30% undyed merino wool, made in Peru. Skeins are 100g and offer up 180m of ecstatic, bacchanalian pleasure. The ball band suggests knitting on 6mm needles, 18 sts = 4″.  It comes in 8 natural colour varieties, ranging from blends of natural, beige, brown, grey, and black. You’ll probably be seeing lots of the colours this fall, as Camel is making a comeback


Here are some of my favorite project made with Cascade Eco Duo on Ravelry (see it in action!):


And here are some projects I think it would look great in!
This is the Slouchy Hat/Beret we made with 1 skein of Cascade Eco Duo. The pattern is FREE, just follow our link! 

NEW Dream In Color Groovy!

Dream in Color Groovy $21
Well, the groovy came in this week and it is a really happy surprise!  It’s soft, softer than the classy, and has a super squishy consistency. It is a very happy yarn, it feels like playing with a fat, squishy baby.

  • 100% Superfine Australian Merino Wool
  • Superwash/Machine Washable
  • 109m/skein
  • 5.5 to 6mm needles
  • 3.5 to 3.75 sts/inch
  • 1 skein makes a hat
  • 2 skeins make a scarf