Koigu – A Kaleidoscope of Colour!

Koigu! Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

Koigu means colour and lots of it! A finely spun pure merino yarn that has been used at Loop to create some of our favourite projects – we can’t get enough of their speckled and striped skeins! Especially their new shades for summer 2014…

(L-R) KPPPM 910, KPM 1500

(L-R) KPPPM 910, KPM 1500

Each small batch is hand painted to create a unique colour. Founder Maie Landra says that “the perfect dye lot must be alive with highlights and depth, not dead and lifeless” and you can certainly agree with her when you see some of the new fluorescent shades that we now have!

KPM 1155, KPPPM 150B

KPM 1155, KPPPM 150B

However, don’t be daunted if you are not one for bright colours. There are some beautiful neutrals and earth tones which create a subtle speckled fabric when knitted.

(L-R) KPM 5415, KPPPM 947, KPM 5410.

(L-R) KPM 5415, KPPPM 947, KPM 5410.

(L-R) KPPPM 513X, 524C, 950

(L-R) KPPPM 513X, 524C, 950

The Babette Blanket by Kathryn Merrick is a much loved sample in the shopwhich features Koigu (plus a range of other 4plys) and is perfect for using up all those odds and ends. Our sample uses a fantastic jelly bean palette, but with the softer colours shown above how stunning would a ‘grown up’ version look?

Babette Blanket by Kathy Merrick. Loop, London

Variegated yarns can sometime be tricky to combine, but our free Ripple Scarf pattern allows you to indulge in the most kaleidoscopic shades to stripe together! The simple chevron is great for beginners who are confident with the basics and want to try some basic shaping practice.

Koigu Ripple Scarf with colours KPPPM 100 and KPPPM 214

Koigu Ripple Scarf with colours KPPPM 100 and KPPPM 214

 

Or if there is just one of the new collection that you are set on, Barb’s Koigu Ruffle allows you to show off those hand painted colour changes! Just two skeins are required for this simple little project that is so lovely as a gift, either made or as a project for a fellow knitter. We think the redcurrant and gooseberry shade below would be wonderful!

Barb's Koigu Ruffle by Churchmouse and Koigu KPPPM 311A

Barb’s Koigu Ruffle by Churchmouse and Koigu KPPPM 311A

 

And for the little ones, don’t forget our sweet chevron cardigan ‘Sprinkle’ from our book Juju’s Loops. Designed for those knitters who don’t want their colour choices to be limited when knitting for a new baby, you can pair one of the solid KPM for the yoke with two of the multi tonal KPPPM to provide a sprinkle of colour! In fact, many of the combinations we’ve arranged for this blog post should give you some ideas…

Sprinkle from Juju's Loops. Yoke - KPM 2341, 1 skein, Main- KPPPM p718 , 2 skeins

Sprinkle from Juju’s Loops. Yoke – KPM 2341, 1 skein, Main- KPPPM p718 , 2 skeins

(L-R) KPM 5410, KPM 5120

(L-R) KPM 5410, KPM 5120

So enjoy the inpsiring colours from Koigu – we can’t wait to see what combinations you come up with.

Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

Koigu At Loop! Loop, London

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6 comments on “Koigu – A Kaleidoscope of Colour!
  1. Jood says:

    Oooh what scrumptious yarns!

  2. sandra mathieux says:

    Every week a new temptation.

  3. Karen Olson says:

    Beautiful!

  4. Donna says:

    Is it possible to add a photo of the new KPM 5210, it doesn’t have one at present and I’m slightly obsessed with wondering whether I need it!?

  5. MONICA says:

    Que belleza las lanas y los colores tan calidos y elegantes Felicidades
    Maconi

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