Several of Teva Durham’s Loop D Loop yarns arrived in the store late last week: Moss, Granite, Fern, and Tundra. You probably remember Teva as the genius who brought us the Lace Leaf Pullover several years ago, and her yarns are no different from her patterns: unique, accessible, and gorgeous.
We also received Teva’s Loop D Loop Volume 4 and Volume 5 — so you can keep up with one of the most imaginative minds in pattern writing today. We also found some nifty individual patterns online…check ’em out below, then hurry over to get the yarn while it’s in the box and 10 percent off!
Plus, when you make a cardigan, you get to pick out some buttons from our pewter button collection, too – who could resist? Why would you want to?
Only Teva could bring back novelty yarn and make it cool. Fern is a super-bulky woven tape ribbon that will knit up quickly without feeling heavy. Pair it with Moss to make Teva’s Peasant Blouse, featured in Season Two of Knitting Daily TV and available as a free download on the Knitting Daily site.
[Has anyone else been mourning the fact that our local PBS station doesn’t air the Knitting Daily tv show? Don’t they know that Alexandria is crafter central? Something must be done.]
The unique Granite is a super-bulky yarn. Made of plush wool roving, it’s stitched down the middle to give stitch definition and strength.
Granite will look great in Chic Knits’ Maximus cowl. Bonne Marie Burns’ patterns are always gorgeous, and this one will keep you warm at that football game in a month or so.
Last, but not least, is another super-bulky: Tundra. Like Granite, Tundra is made from roving, this time two strands of roving twisted together.
Lighter than most super-bulky yarns, Tundra would look great in either pattern we suggested for Granite, in our Beanie Hat (it’s a class!), or Knitting School Dropout‘s Bea, below. This quick knit is the perfect pattern for a newcomer to lace – or a last-minute gift when holiday time rolls around!
Like so many of Teva’s ideas, this yarn (and Teva’s new patterns) must to be seen to believed, so come on down and admire them with us!