New Freia Handpaints Yarn at Loop!
Yesterday was quite the dreary autumn day here in London, but happily the postman dropped off an unassuming box, which, when opened, revealed an amazing riot of colour that immediately brightened the shop. Freia yarns from Knitwhits are completely unique in that they have hand-painted colour transitions, creating a beautiful ombre effect. The possibilities are endless with this yarn – stripe it, fairisle it, make a Pop Spots or Spectra with it, or let the yarn do the talking and give it some good old stocking stitch. We think it’s pretty hard to go wrong with these amazing colourways.
We love this yarn so much we couldn’t just get one version of it. Oh no – we’ve got four. In the photo above, it’s the Ombre Sport Wool. Perfect for shawls, cowls and wraps, its long colour changes made for a truly stunning result. Check out this amazing project on Ravelry, striping the Lichen colourway. The balls come wound in both directions – so you can see both the “inside” and the “outside” of the colour changes. The two balls pictured below are in fact the same colourway!
And we’re also so very excited about the gorgeous Flux Sport. Each colourway has a base of 8 colours per ball, though the dyes blend together and form additional colors. Each ball begins and ends with the same colour, making it easy to use more than one ball per project and have the colours continue seamlessly throughout. We couldn’t resist knitting up a sample in the lovely Purple Heart colourway.
The pattern is the Kari Cowl, which used just two balls of Flux Sport.
We will be bringing this yarn to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London next week, so you can see how lovely it is yourself! If you’re not London-bound next weekend, then you can of course always order online as well. We can’t wait to see what beautiful creations you clever knitters will come up with!