Sunday, December 08th, 2013 | Author: The Gnome
Sorry for it taking so long to get the shop back up. Life hit me in the face.
Shop is Here
Fiber Colorways: Aqua Vitae, Brick Wall, Cardinal Flower, Deep Heart of the Green, Deep Paprika, Dianthus, Horse Head Nebula, Ice Queen, Iku-Turso, Into the Green, It’s Not Easy Being Green, Leaf Pile, Mahogany, Nebula, Nemean Lion, Pollen on the Water, Queen of Roses, Smoke on the Water, Sparrow, Wild Growth, Woodpile
Fibers: Suffolk, Montadale, Tunis, Jacob, Southdown, Rambouillet, Merino, Shetland, Tussah Silk, Romney, Texel
Yarn Colorways: A Darker Shade of Who, Antique Roses, Bering Strait, Deep Paprika, Deep Sea, Evergreen, How to Make a Superhero, I Am A Bunny, Lavender, Midnight Magic, Moose, Platycodon, Redwood Tree, Secret Copse, Shelob, Stormclouds, Swamp Thing
Yarns: Phouka, Insi, Eshu
Insi is a wonderful new all tunis (downs!) wool yarn I just acquired. As far as I know, it’s the only tunis yarn around. It’s just barely on the heavy side of fingering, and knits up to a really nice solid sock fabric.
Here’s the shop description, I’ll make a full post about it’s “sockish” qualities shortly.
Insi is a yarn spun with a mid-high twist for reasonable softness and durability with a low stress. Insi has excellent stitch definition. I call this a “sockish” twist. If you knit it tight (US1/2.25mm: 8st / 11 rows per inch) then it makes a lovely dense fabric that holds up well for socks, knit it a little looser and it has a lovely drape for things like shawls. One skein should be enough for a normal sized pair of socks. Note: This is not superwash. As a downs wool it will hold up to light washing better than usual, but it is not superwash.
Gobo says, it’s good to be back!
That’s all for now!