July is sometimes a difficult month to find time and a cool space to knit! But we had some great entries into our #MakeitKoigu competition this month! Here is our winner, something a little different from the usual Koigu projects we see!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Manhattan Mist KAL at Love Knitting
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!
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!
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!
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 ~
~ SHop: The Hive on the Creek ~
Tongass National Forest is right nearby...
Jersey, United Kingdom
~ Shop: Fig Tree Yarns ~
Jersey is known for its beaches, cliffside walking trails, inland valleys and historic castles.
~ SHOP: Club de la Aguja ~
~ SHOP: AMirisu: Walnut ~
Taringa & Brisbane, Australia
~ Shop: Yarn Glorious Yarn ~
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
~ SHOP: Mad about Ewe ~
Get adventuring, get inspired, get knitting!
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!
Hello again! For the month of May's Make It Koigu contest winner, we have Betsy Elke!