Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sheep Shop Three Yarns & Other things..

The Sheep Shop Three yarns are all listed and they are some of the nicest skeins of handpainted yarn we have seen! We realized we didn't show any photos yet on the blog. They are super soft with a great shine from the silk. Uruguay is known for the quality of its merino yarn and the combination of the merino and silk yarn results in a fiber that takes dye so well that the colors are just brilliant. At first glance, they seem a bit high in price, but they aren't at all, because each skein has 325 yards! So you only need about 3 or 4 skeins for a sweater, depending on the pattern of course.

The Sheep Shop Yarns work great for any DK weight pattern, including the Black Pearl Yarn patterns like the Sapphire Wrap sweater or Georgia. Sheep Shop 3 is a more affordable alternative to cashmere and would be fabulous for either of these patterns. I am thinking of making one of the Zephyr Style patterns with Sheep Shop 3 like Ms Marigold. I love that pattern and I only need two skeins of Sheep Shop for that sweater!! The yarn might also be good for Chic'Knits Cece sweater, which would use 2-3 skeins depending on your size. Sheep Shop Yarn company will be coming out with their own patterns soon too, and in the fall we have even more DK weight cashmere patterns.

Here are a few of my favorite colors. Each skein is handpainted and we carry every single color of Sheep Shop yarn, both solids and variegated.

We are also super super super excited about a few other orders we have placed with some new companies but we will keep that a secret for now!! Coming in the next few weeks are new shipments from Yarn Pirate, Sunshine Yarns, Chewy Spaghetti, A Piece of Vermont and Wooldancer, so keep your eye on the "What's New Section" of One Planet Yarn and Fiber as well as this blog. All of the HipKnits yarns and patterns from England really will be up soon! We'll have another blog post just about that.

Also, we are placing an order with Fleece Artist within the next few days if anyone would like a custom order, please let us know! You can order any kit from the Fleece Artist or Hand Maiden website in just about any color. Contact us for more information and details.

Our private sale continues until the end of the month! If you didn't receive the flyer, email us and we will send you one!

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