Tag Archives: canadian sock yarn

Lovely, Canadian, Hand Dyed Yarn

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Wow! Lichen and Lace yarn is so beautiful! Check out this lovely batch of sock yarn. Megan from Lichen and Lace has been posting some wonderful Find Your Fade colour combinations on her Instagram HERE. This popular shawl project is perfect for colour junkies – you get to pick 7 colours! How exciting is that?

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We also got us some worsted weight merino. Gorgeous!

koigu

…and one of my favourite yarns have arrived. It is Koigu! This local yarn made from 100% merino has such a springy twist. Can you see the ombre possibilities in this collection? I bet you can. We’ve used Koigu KPM for several Knit Café Patterns such as 504 King West, Baby Harem Pants, and Trip to the Island.

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

 

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Sock yarn from Riverside Studio

Some of you have told me that your favourite Indie Hand Dyer is Riverside Studio from Wakefield Quebec.  I think this is a solid choice. There are so many unique colour-ways coming from this Canadian artisan. Riverside’s Super Sock yarn-base is no slouch either with a “super” tight spin. This superwash merino with 20% nylon has enough yardage in one skein for a pair of socks, and at a reasonable price too – $24.

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Fiesta

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Lifesaver

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Hell’s Kitchen

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Storm

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Slate

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Sailor

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Café

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Beryl

Craftily yours
Kristin

 

Pst! Lichen and Lace is here.

lichen and lace

You love it, we love it and it’s here!!
It’s two fingering weight yarns from Lichen and Lace.

Lichen and Lace

One is a delicate, one-ply, superwash merino for shawls, scarves and sweaters, and the other is 80/20; a blend of superwash merino and nylon (in that order) for sock knitting.

Lichen and Lace

Yahoo!

Craftily yours
Kristin

More Season’s Greetings for Sock Knitters!

Just in time for gift knitting we have received a beautiful batch of sock yarns from Indigo Dragonfly.  This Ontario, hand dying enterprise create some rich and decadent colours when they dye their yarns.  Each one comes with an equally creative name and therefore a story.  It is certainly icing on the cake to tell the recipient of your hand knit socks that they are not only made with love but the colour is called “Cumberbacchanal”. Especially if that recipient is a fan of the TV series Sherlock .

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Here are some highlights from this order:

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Beige

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Don’t Blink (Dr. Who)

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Sage Fright

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Dawn’s In Trouble; Must Be Tuesday

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Only The Exact Phrase I Used Was Don’t (Firefly)

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Hungry Hungry Dystopos

This yarn is composed of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon, so they will make nice and strong, washable socks! Each skein has 356m , which is ample for a pair of socks and each costs $26.

Craftily yours
Kristin