Our new favorite tweedy DK—Loch Lomond!

January 18, 2022

Our new favorite tweedy DK—Loch Lomond! Yarn Folk

Do you send yourself emails to remember to play around with specific color combinations that catch your eye? You do, right? 😬   

Now to find the projects to match!                                          

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…to learn (and do)

three red and orange skeins of yarn with the words "Yarn Folk talks"


Social Stitching via Zoom 

Thursday, January 20, 4:00-6:00pm 

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...to anticipate

When we heard about the discontinuation of Kenzie, one of our all-time favorite yarns, we knew we were going to need an excellent DK tweed to replace it. While the fiber blend was one-of-a-kind, we think BC Garn's Loch Lomond has the potential to step into a starring role as our go-to, non-superwash DK yarn. 
We've brought in a wide range of colors, neutrals and a full spectrum of tweedy hues. 
Loch Lomond is a 100% organic wool, sheared on mulesing-free ranches in South America, and spun and dyed in Turkey, and it is GOTS-certified. It is woolen-spun, and makes a lofty and warm fabric knit at a variety of gauges. 
Also newly arrived are these wood sock blockers, useful for blocking and drying socks, and also for photographing your finished projects. The alpaca cutouts promote air circulation, and they have an integrated hook for hanging. Available in four sizes.yarnfolk dividing line (2).png


…to inspire

Whenever we introduce a yarn to the shop, we're thinking about the role it might fill (weight, fiber, special characteristics), but we also immediately start thinking about patterns that could make it shine. Here are some of the possibilities we've imagined for Loch Lomond!

Colorwork Jennifer Berg's Moving Forward Cowl uses three colors--it might be fun to choose two Loch Lomond and use Edition 3 for the third! For a larger project, what about Handmade Closet's Green Gables Sweater or Tin Can Knits' Clayoquot?

Gorgeous Texture The Photography Shawl from Kristina Vilimaite would use 4-6 skeins, depending on size, and the pattern testers all noted how fun it was to knit!

Classic Cardi Regina Moessmer's Sydney was designed with Loch Lomond in mind and features a crew neckline. Lori Versaci's pour moi has a v-neck, and A-line shaping. 

Basic Pullover with Refined Details Trescao from Along Avec Anna is a free and beginner-friendly pattern with garter stitch sleeve and body hems, eyelet detail at the raglan increases, and a slightly dropped rear hem.  Andrea Mowry's DRK Everyday Sweater is another contender.

Just a Taste Try a hat & mitts set from Kerri Blummer -- Plinth Hat & Mitts or Wisp Hat & Mitts (two skeins should make a set, perhaps with a bit of nail-biting if making the largest sizes of each)

 Color Blocking I love the sporty look of Sunday Funday!

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...to stitch

The thank-you-neighbor-mittens multiplied! All based on the World's Simplest Mittens pattern (Ravelry or tincanknits.com). Lopi with Aerial Color knit using the worsted instructions; and Ultra Wool with self-striping ColourLab. (One ball each of Ultra Wool and ColourLab made two pair of mittens, with 54g combined left over.)

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