Hello 2017! Let’s say hello to new patterns and new projects. Hello new yarn obsessions, purposeful knitting and high quality fibres. Say hello to the beautiful 1ply Merino Fingering from Lichen And Lace.
We love a good single ply yarn here at Loop. The way the single ply yarn takes to hand dyes and amplifies the intent of the dyer is nothing short of breathtaking. This single ply fingering weight from Lichen And Lace embodies that as beautifully as ever. To learn more about our latest yarn infatuation, we caught up with Megan Ingman of Lichen And Lace to discuss her passion for hand dyes and knitting.
Tell us about the yarn, what were you thoughts and motivations for creating this yarn?
I love 1ply yarn – or more properly, singles yarn. I love the organic nature of it and how it sometimes winds back on itself – so having a singles yarn with enough yardage to make a shawl out of one skein was a no-brainer for me.
What’s your process like when creating colours?
My favourite process for creating colourways is by happy accident. I love layering weak washes of dye over yarn – I think my best colourways are created this way.
What are you working on right now, anything we can look forward to in the future?
I have plans to release a rustic yarn that will be dyed in soft tones that will be perfect for knitting woolly sweaters.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I love cooking, baking, drinks with friends, coffee, tea, decorating my home, restaurants, watching my kids’ sports events, reading, sewing, knitting, blogs, pinterest, and travelling.
This is indeed a yarn made for shawls and we just can’t seem to stop knitting them. The 1ply Merino Fingering is soft and easy to work with, and knits up plump and bouncy with beautiful drape. The colours come out just as stunning as they do in the skein.
What are you looking forward to knitting in 2017? Join us in the comments below.
Until next week, happy knitting!
We will be at the Edinburgh Yarn Fair in March and we are just over the moon about it. We’ll be bringing Lichen And Lace and hope to see you there!