I am so thrilled to be again be carrying Studioloo’s Handspun – this product epitomizes SPECIAL! No two skeins are alike – each skein is inspired by its own theme and style. Different fibres and decorations are incorporated into the spinning process, making each skein a true work of art. Most of the skeins are quite large and are enough to make a cowl or scarf. You can also integrate a ‘regular’ yarn into your project to make the handspun go further. Little inclusions (toys, flowers, needle felts, other goo-gaws) are often spun right into the yarn, and are meant to be knitted into the project. This product epitomizes special!
Note: all skeins have different yardage, weight, fibre content, and each is individually priced. Most are bulky weight, but there is no suggested needle size or tension. All Studioloo Handspun yarns are available in-store and are final sale.
Handspun Art Yarn Cowl
The first thing people say when they see Studioloo Handspun Art Yarn is “What do you make with it?” The quantities are generous and the yarn generally does all the work, but there is still room to play around. I like the idea of using an art yarn as a launch-pad and expanding on the aesthetic with a different texture, colour, or both. This is also a great way to make the most of handspun yarn if you only have a small amount, or you definitely don’t have enough for a full scarf or cowl.
With this pattern I’ve started with a skein of Studioloo Handspun Art Yarn, knitted it in a simple garter stitch, which really makes the different colours and textures in the yarn pop. Then I finished the project with a contrasting commercial yarn (Cascade Spuntaneous) with a slightly different tension and stitch pattern (K2P2 rib). I decided to keep the colour between the two yarns consistent (beige) for the sake of simplicity, but I normally like a little contrast (I was thinking or cream or even navy blue as alternate choices). Both yarns are a single ply, but the Cascade Spuntaneous is thicker and loftier, and knits on larger needles.
Skill Level: Beginner
Size: 33” long x 6” wide (lying flat)
- 1 skein Studioloo Handspun Art Yarn (yardages vary, ours was140m)
- 1 skein Cascade Spuntaneous (200g/100m)
- 7mm/US10.75 needles
- 9mm/US13 needles
- Tapestry Needle
- FREE Pattern
Studioloo Handspun LED Art Yarn
New, from the noggin of Studioloo (aka. Cindy Cole) is Studioloo Handspum LED Art Yarn! If Art Yarn and a Christmas Tree had a baby, this is what you’d probably get. LED Art Yarn would make a very cool addition to weaving projects, especially wall hangings, or a fun cowl or hat for cold-weather outings like Nuit Blanche, Halloween, or just your regular pub-crawl.
LED Art Yarn is available in different lengths (10m, 5m, 1.8m, & 1m). Because it’s spun together with LED lights, I don’t think it should be submerged in water, nor should it be cut (well, you can, but then the lights won’t work).