A few weeks ago we were all excited to show you the most exquisite merino from Woolfolk, and now they are back again! This time it’s their super bulky weight Hygge that has us dreaming of the chunkiest and softest knits we can imagine.
Make sure to read to the end of the post to find out how you can win a skein!
Much like Woolfolk‘s aran weight Far, Hygge has a chainette structure, but this time with a smudgey soft stitch definition. A blend of merino, alpaca and a touch of silk gives the ultimate softness that made us fall for Woolfolk in the first place and their modest palette means a range of sophisticated shades.
Hygge is a wonderful Danish word that has no direct English equivalent, but roughly translates to the feeling of cosiness. Indeed, you may know the word from our baby jumper pattern of the same name! We think it sums up the warmth and texture of this yarn beautifully.
Woolfolk have worked with designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian (you might know her better as Olgajazzy) to create The Hygge Collection. The lightness of the fibre and Olga’s clever details means garments that are modern and uncluttered, eliminating the heavy shapes that can sometimes result from working with such thick yarn.
Of course, we all know that the thicker the yarn the speedier the knitting! Loopette Sophie cast on the Traef hat in the morning and was ready to go for a stylish Autumn walk in a new hat by lunchtime! Sophie knit the slightly bigger slouchy version and still only used one skein of Hygge.
Just comment below letting us know which one you could chose (you can view the full range here) Make sure you get your comment posted by midnight Wednesday 4th November and we will announce the winner on next weeks blog.
And speaking of winners, last week we gave you lovely readers the chance to win a skein of Shibui Silk Cloud…and the winner is Giulia who chose Brass ‘such a brilliant shade‘. Congratulations! We’ll be in touch to let you know how to claim your prize.
In other news, we are so happy and proud to be part of a new book, ‘The Shop Keepers Home’. Loop has been chosen as one of the thirty most inspiring independent shops in the world! Caroline Rowland’s book takes the reader on a journey round the some of the world’s most treasured independent shops and a behind the scenes peek at the owner’s homes. ‘The Shop Keepers Home’ explores the ideas of curation within retail and personal space, along with Caroline’s practical and inspirational interior decorating advice.
To celebrate the launch of the book, Caroline has collaborated with the many shops featured in the book for the most amazing giveaway! One person can win the bumper collection of goodies worth over £350! This competition is being held on the Patchwork Harmony blog, so be sure to follow the link to find out how you can enter to win – good luck!
Happy Knitting and Crocheting!