There is nothing more exciting that the arrival of a new yarn, and we knew we would not be disappointed with The Uncommon Thread’s Lush Worsted. Regular readers and patrons of Loop will know our love for Ce Persiano’s quality yarns with intense shades, and new yarn Lush Worsted lives up to the luxury that its name suggests. The richness of the shades, the sumptuous softness of the fibre and the plush texture of the finished knit creates a yarn which is quickly becoming a new favourite.
This competition is now closed – Congradulation to our winner Anne Mackenzie!
Make sure to read to the end of the post to find out how to enter our competition to win not one, but TWO skeins in the colour of your choice!
If you like your yarns soft, then you’ll fall in love with this delight of smooth superwash merino blended with a little bit of cashmere for luxury and a touch of nylon for durability. Lush Worsted is smooth, plied and springy, perfect for next to the skin garments and accessories to keep you toasty.
Ce Persiano, the dyer responsible for The Uncommon Thread, is based in Brighton, where the shades of the sky and sea and the colourful community inspire. Ce has been busy dyeing, as well as finding the time to knit with Lush Worsted, and told us how she “loves the amount of twist and bounce and how soft it feels. I’ve knitted a Zumthor hat, which I gave to my partner, an Abalone cardigan, which I gave to a friend and a Cold Breath jumper, which I kept all to myself.”
We also stock her suitably named Tough Sock, so you can ensure your knits coordinate from head to toe.
Our lovely Loopette, and linguist extrodinaire Emma, knitted up this cute capelet and can confirm just how gorgeous the yarn is to work with. She used two skeins of Smudge and one skein of the golden Capsicum for contrast.
We think that the versatility of the grey would be the perfect compliment to many of the bright shades of Lush Worsted. These jelly bean worthy colours would give the perfect pop of colour to liven up any project!
There is also an exciting array of blues, from deep navy to beautiful turquoises and aquamarines.
And we only want to see you knitting with these purple skeins!
Or what about some fresh spring greens and a classic ochre?
One skein of Lush Worsted is perfect for a hat, and what better way to showcase the velvet intensity of ‘Lust’ with the cables of Brooklyn Tweed’s Irving.
Or a simple design, such as Brig by Brooklyn Tweed, to show off the subtle variations of shades like Peat.
And everyone needs a pair (or two) of fingerless mitts to pop on.
If all these colours have inspired you, and you can’t wait to try knitting with this gem then you can enter our competition to win two skeins of Lush Worsted in the colour of your choice!
To enter, leave a comment telling us what epitomises ‘lush’ to you? Let us know what shade you would choose too, and then all you have to do is keep your fingers crossed. This competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 16th April and we will announce the winner on the blog next Friday – Good Luck!
This competition is now closed, but make sure you keep your eye out for more giveaways in the future!