Loop loves yarn from all over the world but it is a particular joy to carry special yarn from our native isles. Over the next few months we’ll be getting more UK yarns into the shop. But right now we’d like to introduce you to one of our new favourites: Old Maiden Aunt.
Old Maiden Aunt yarns are dyed by Lilith in Scotland. We carry her DK weight alpaca/silk blend. These yarns are hand-painted with a very subtle blend of semi-solid colours. The alpaca/silk content means they drape beautifully and are very warm without being bulky. The colour range isn’t huge but the colours have a distinct way of working together. It would be hard to make a bad choice in combining any of her colours.
I’ve used Old Maiden Aunt yarn to make two variations of my Crow Waltz Shawls. These are great patterns to use the colours together.
The Pdfs for The Crow Waltz Shawl patterns are here. The Crow Waltz shawl and The Rectangular Crow Waltz shawl. Thank you to everyone at Ravelry who has expressed an interest and waited patiently for me to get the patterns up on our new blog.
However you use your Old Maiden Aunt… you gotta love her!
Juju at Loop (the patterns were last updated Feb. 22, 2011)