Mirasol Hap’i (now on sale at Little Knits!), is made from Peruvian Tanguis cotton, which is reputed to be one of the finest fibers in the world. Hap’i comes in 100 gram hanks of 132 yards each. Gauge is 4.5 stitches to the inch on US size 8 (5mm) needles. Mirasol yarns are special because they support local communities in Peru. A portion of every purchase of Mirasol yarns goes directly to the funding of a centre in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno, supporting shepherds and their families continuing Peru’s rich and ancient textile traditions.
This yarn seems like it would be perfect for baby or child sweaters, as garments made with it are said to “breathe”. Hap’i is the suggested yarn for Harvey, which I would totally knit in Spring Green for my little guy!
Hap’i would also be perfect for knitting the Confection Baby Shrug, which I think would be really fun for Spring (it’s not too early to think about Spring knitting, right?) in this bright yellow!
If you’re looking for a non baby project, Ripley would look adorable in Hap’i, maybe in this turquoise!
Whatever you use it for, you can’t beat the price right now, 65-72% off!
Now that Thanksgiving is over (here in the states that is), it’s time to get really focused on holiday knitting! Hanukkah is coming up first, December 8th through the 16th this year, and Christmas is close on its heels.
On my list this year are a number of hand knits:
- Cashmere ribbed hats for my father-in-law and brother-in-law. I’ve knit these for them the past couple years because they work outside and are hard on their hats. They’re really happy to receive them, and an appreciative recipient always makes this knitter happy.
- Worsted weight socks for my husband. I knit him a pair years ago and he really liked how warm and cozy they were as house socks. I figured it’s time for a new pair.
- Small shawls for my mom, sister, stepmom, and mother-in-law. I’ve been knitting these throughout the year, building up my gift stash. The most recently finished was Marin, knit in Madelinetosh Pashmina from Little Knits!
- Monster bookends from Rebecca Danger’s new book for my little guy’s room. I’ll actually be filling these guys with sand and using them as doorstops, since his door won’t stay open without one!
So, the only immediate family members I don’t have gift ideas for yet are my niece (11), nephew (13), brother in law (surfer dude), and dad (hardest person in the world to shop for). Any ideas for me? Anything you’re knitting or crocheting for holiday gifts? Any yarn shopping to do in preparation? I’d love to hear about it!
Noro Kochoran is up on the Little Knits site at over 50% off! Kochoran is 50% Wool, 30% Angora & 20% Silk, which makes it luxuriously soft and fluffy. It also gets softer and softer with continued wear. Kochoran will shed somewhat, which is common to yarns with angora content, but the softness makes up for the shedding!
Kochoran has almost 3,000 projects on Ravelry, a testament to this beautiful yarn and it’s usefulness. A few that I liked especially are listed below!
The Wabi-Sabi Scarf/Shawl/Throw is a cosy and beautiful wrap designed specially for Kochoran. It is a free pattern that is designed to show off the color changing nature of Noro yarns.
If you’re looking for a gift knit, the Baby Surprise Jacket would look stunning in Kochoran. And just imagine wrapping a baby up in all that angora softness!
I’ve knit Toast a number of times, and think they’d be especially lovely in Kochoran. They could be done with just one skein, and the color changes would really stand out.
Whatever you knit with it, Kochoran is a beautiful yarn, and at Little Knit’s price, it’s hard to pass up!
Exciting news! Little Knits has just started carrying four varieties of O-Wool! Newly listed are Classic Worsted, Classic 2-ply, Legacy DK, and Legacy Bulky.
O-Wool is special because it is 100% certified organic. It is produced in the United States, from free range sheep living on organic sheep farms in South America and Australia. It is dyed using low acid dyes, which require less water, and do not contain heavy metals. O-Wool has as low of an impact on the environment as it is possible for a yarn to have!
Classic Worsted would make a really beautiful Driven cardigan. Or really any project that calls for an Aran weight yarn! Classic Worsted is 100% Merino wool.
Classic 2-ply is also 100% Merino wool, this time in a fingering weight. With two skeins, you could make a gorgeous pair of 34th & 8th Mittens.
Continuing on the mitten bandwagon (can you tell my hands are cold?), Legacy DK would make an adorable pair of Horatio and Oren owl mittens! Legacy DK is 100% Merino wool as well.
Legacy Bulky could be beautiful as a Vanilla Twist. Imagine the squish factor! Legacy Bulky is also 100% Merino wool.
We hope you enjoy this new offering from Little Knits!
All above photos are from the listed pattern’s Ravelry pages.