How to Read Your Koigu Skein Label

How to Read Your Koigu Skein Label

We know that sometimes you may buy skeins of Koigu, planning a beautiful project to make, full well meaning to make it that very night, but something comes up and that skein gets hidden in  your yarn stash for many moons. Months later, your crafty hands start to itch again and your Koigu finally gets pulled back out for a new idea! You then realize you need to order more of that colourway of yarn and you're not sure exactly what those letters and numbers mean on the label...

It's very simple and we're here to help!


Shawl inspiration

What’s better than shawl knitting in the summer? Nothing! It’s the perfect project to drop in your project bag for road trip drives, relaxing on the beach and nights around the fire at the cottage. Or if your in the heat wave we currently have at Koigu, shawls are great to wear and knit in air conditioning... hopefully if you have it! I’ve rounded up some of my favourite shawl knits right now, if your in need of a new project plan! 


Casapinka MKAL

Are you planning on joining in on the Casapinka Crown Wools Mystery Knit-Along? Find the kit for sale at Webs Yarn! The Casapinka Crown Wools MKAL will take the shape of a shawl approximately 80” long by 17” wide, and the clues will be released over the course of 6 weeks. You’ll look and feel like royalty when you finish your shawl.

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Fig Tree Yarns and the Aranami Shawl 

The Aranami Shawl is designed by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. This shawl looks beautiful done in Koigu KPPPM and would be beautiful in any of our fades! Fig Tree Yarns is a beautiful shop in the Jersey Islands, and would be a great travel destination shop to add to your list! 

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Manhattan Mist KAL at Love Knitting 

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While the KAL is now over, the pattern and kits are still available for this shawl. Designed by Kirsten Kapur, the shawl incorporates three different yarns: Koigu KPPPM, Fibre Company Canopy and Willow & Lark Plume


Tiny Tassel Shawl @ Loop in London

This adorable shawl was designed by Karin Fernandes for Loop! The kits available at Loop feature both Koigu KPPPM and Madelinetosh Pashmina! 

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Jacinta Wrap @ Soper Creek Yarn

The Jacinta Shawl by Ambah O’Brien is absolutely beautiful! Done in Koigu KPPPM there are many possibilities. Show the shawl is knit in a Koigu Gradient pack or the Koigu Pencil Pack!

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Charlottes Web

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The Charlottes Web is a tried and true Koigu Shawl favourite. Designed by Maie Landra, the shawl is knit in five skeins of Koigu KPPPM!

Shall We Knit in Waterloo is doing a knit along this summer at their shop with the Charlottes Web!

This project is a perfect knit along with your your friends!

Koigu Destination Yarn Shops!

Our Koigu Travel guide for your next exotic knit-cation!

Having a Local Yarn Store nearby that you frequent almost exclusively is the best! You know exactly where all of your favourite yarns are (like Koigu, of course), the shop owner knows your name and asks how your most recent project is coming along, etc. So lovely!

But what if you're going on a trip, you want to explore, and you still need your dose of Koigu yarn shops and fiber cuddling?!

We have Koigu all over the world and so many of our shops are in beautiful locations! Here a handful of them, along with a stunning spot to include in your trip to each city with a Koigu yarn shop!


Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia Canada

~ Shop: Gaspereau Valley Fibres ~

 Gaspereau River (Photo via Narcity) Amazing place to go lazy river tubing, exploring in the hills and more!

Gaspereau River (Photo via Narcity) Amazing place to go lazy river tubing, exploring in the hills and more!


Ketchikan, Alaska

~ SHop: The Hive on the Creek ~

 View of Ketchikan by the water (Photo via Fine Art America).

View of Ketchikan by the water (Photo via Fine Art America).

Tongass National Forest is right nearby...


Jersey, United Kingdom

~ Shop: Fig Tree Yarns ~

 Elizabeth Castle (photo via Jersey.com) just a ferry ride off of Jersey Island to get to this stunning tudor castle. 

Elizabeth Castle (photo via Jersey.com) just a ferry ride off of Jersey Island to get to this stunning tudor castle. 

Jersey is known for its beaches, cliffside walking trails, inland valleys and historic castles.


Barcelona, Spain

~ SHOP: Club de la Aguja ~

 Inside of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona! (photo via Condé Nast Traveler) Beautiful, massively intricate church that has been constantly added to since 1882.

Inside of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona! (photo via Condé Nast Traveler) Beautiful, massively intricate church that has been constantly added to since 1882.

Tokyo, Japan

~ SHOP: AMirisu: Walnut ~

 Jungle cruise at Tokyo Disneyland (Photo via D23.com).

Jungle cruise at Tokyo Disneyland (Photo via D23.com).


Taringa & Brisbane, Australia

~ Shop: Yarn Glorious Yarn ~

 Water view of Brisbane, a few miles from Taringa, home of Yarn Glorious Yarn.

Water view of Brisbane, a few miles from Taringa, home of Yarn Glorious Yarn.


Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

~ SHOP: Mad about Ewe ~

 Twinklling sky in oceanside Nanaimo BC. (Photo via  tourismnanaimo  and   @coryschadt  )

Twinklling sky in oceanside Nanaimo BC. (Photo via tourismnanaimo and  @coryschadt )


Get adventuring, get inspired, get knitting!

Love,
Koigu

 

 

Koigu Collector's Club: July: RAKU Process

Koigu Collector's Club: July: RAKU Process

The Koigu Collector’s Club is a monthly limited edition, one-of-a-kind themed colourway of KPPPM hand dyed by Taiu Landra, Co-owner of Koigu Wool Designs. Created exclusively for LYS’s that carry Koigu and have become part of the inaugural group of Koigu Collectors! Each dyelot only has 21 skeins ever available, with a specialty label so you can spot it quickly in your LYS!