These are May's new colors (from left to right): P127, P140, P204 and P360. They are 15% off until May 12th.
When you see the color yellow don't you think of summer? While the brighter shades of yellow tends to look awful on me I find that warmer yellows like gold can serve as beautiful accents to the brighter primary colors I wear. I would certainly make a tank top with P360.
Color P204 is right up my alley - purples, pinks and streaks of yellow for contrast. I wouldn't hesitant to wear this color near my face - it would be a great hat or scarf.
Do you like neon? P140 is very bright and is just a step away from being a full blow neon color way. Whether it's a small or big project (a pair of socks, a child's sweater, an adult tunic) the colors would add an extra spark to your hand knit project.
And the pastels of color P127. The color is lighter that pictured in the photo and it does have a speck of navy here and there. I rarely see KPPPM in light colorways and this one is pretty and subtle.
Although this week has been wet and dreary we're only a few weeks away from the holiday that kicks off summer, Memorial Day weekend Make sure to sign up for our newsletter - I'm sending out some sale information in the next newsletter. To sign up go to the Chiagu homepage and then scroll to the bottom of the page.
But first I'm attending the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Festival (May 14 & 15). For me, it's the last fiber-related event until October's New York Sheep and Wool. LIFF is less crowded and vendors don't run out of stock. You have time to see all the events and demonstrations. I love that Tabbethia Haubold-Magee (from Long Island Livestock) explains the sheep shearing process as she is removing their winter coat. She loves her work and she loves the animals. When we need a break we go to the nearby wineries (nearby as in crossing the busy road!). The festival organizes a private round trip bus out of Manhattan so we don't worry about have a drink doing our visit. Come join us!
Many apologies for the update delay. The next blog post will explain how the annual New York Sheep and Wool Festival caused the delay in updating the website.
When this Koigu order arrived it wasn't quite what I expected. However you will notice that almost all the colors work together - and they will work well in a gradient project.
I purposely chose P426 even though long time mini skein club members may remember getting a P426 in the January 2015 shipment. The January mini skein was extremely dark, almost like purple thrown onto of a blue violet. This P426 is much closer to the color Koigu tries to produce.
Beautiful, beautiful tones of blue. This will work well for projects for guys as well as gals.
I am not a green person but I love this color way. Definitely a pair of socks for me! And it's another great color for both men and women.
To me this is a very saturated version of P426 - they will work well together is you are looking to make a project that shifts from light to dark.
Yes, it happened - I mistakenly ordered P928 again because the colors looked different in the catalog. But since Koigu is handpainted it is not exactly like the P928 I have in stock already. This batch (renamed with a D at the end for "dark") has stronger purple and yellow and is blended with an olive oil green. It is a very strong color for the cooler months.
It's time again for new yarn! Here are the September pretties and they can all be found here :
P315 - A lovely dark neutral, my first thought was “It’s all the color of a terrarium - brown, shades of green, and a bit of cream mixed in”. A versatile color that can go with everything.
P414 - Soft orange with blue streaks. These are the colors of several sports teams - perhaps a hat to wear at a game?
P436 - Purple and blue with bits of olive. Very suitable for baby sweaters since the color won't overpower the baby.
P820 - Very nice mix of blues, purples, yellow and pink. It is actually lighter than pictured (I will shoot the color again and replace the photo).
P872 - My favorite out of the September colors. It’s green with pops of neon yellow and pink. I’d love to make a pair of socks out of this color.
P882 - More flashy brights! Yellow and blue really dominant this color way. This would be a fun knitted or crochet toy for a youngster.
There you have it. I've been busy this past month - I'm lining up a couple of blog posts about some of the project bags I'm working on and about my visit to some yarn and fabric stores in the Washington DC area. I hope to get them up in the next week or two.
As summer is heating up all the weather forecasters are just a bit too enthusiastic to declare a heatwave in New York . Oddly I've been keeping cool by thinking, working with and writing about yarn. I thought you'd like to see the new colors in the shop. And it's about time for a sale - use the code welcomeback and save 15% off any yarn purchase. The sale runs until August 11.
The dyers at Koigu produce so many color ways that are described as "rainbow". P146 is a rainbow, and it's predominately yellow, not so much blue, and lots of red violet. This is definitely a color for summer!
For some men this color is considered "bright". P163 is a combination of green, rust and blue, the green is a bit bright but all the other colors are not. Works well against those blacks, navy and greys. Consider it for a boy's sweater to a man's hat or socks.
Raspberries with your chocolate cake? Or would you prefer cherries? P347 is mainly pink and brown, a pretty and classic combination. This does not stripe, rather you get a few stitches in each color.
Can looking at a color calm you? P518 is a sea green with splashes of blue and a hint of brown. P518 would make a beautiful sweater!
P879 is one of Koigu's new color ways for 2015. As I worked with the yarn I envisioned a loose scarf or wrap, worn casually, maybe with a jean jacket (do folks still wear those?).
Koigu is know for some wild color combinations and this is one of them. Imagine a bouquet of irises and daffodils with a red tulip of two. Try P928 for that purple or blue that needs a kick.
Until next month's colors.