We recently restocked a relatively new-to-us yarn, Tukuwool Fingering, which has quickly become a favorite. Anne and I were so excited when this enormous box arrived from Canada, especially because it held three brand new colors!
Tukuwool Fingering is a woolen-spun, fingering weight blend of Finnsheep and Finnsheep-Texel wool, sourced and produced entirely in Finland. It’s a little toothy, but soft enough for next-to-skin wear, depending upon one’s preferences; a springy and resilient yarn.
I knit two “Bousta Beanies” with this yarn and fell in love with it along the way. Its texture and color palette make it particularly well-suited to colorwork, I think, a quality that shines in local designer Kerry Bullock-Ozkan’s “Rionnag Cowl.”
Perhaps you saw this cowl on display during our recent HYS Colorwork Trunk Show – it’s home with Kerry again, but still on my mind. We have print copies of the pattern here at the shop, but it’s also available on Ravelry.
Unpacking that big box of Tukuwool, I contemplated quartets of color with this cowl in mind; here are a few I came up with.
Since I first wrote about Tukuwool Fingering back in September, a number of new designs have been published for this special yarn:
- “Stockbridge,” by Ysolda Teague: classic fitted cardigan
- “Tuku Honey,” by Andrea Mowry: cabled socks
- “Kith,” by Justyna Lorkowska: striped shawl
- “Rainwashed,” by Veera Välimäki: raglan pullover
- “Sandalwood,” by Veera Välimäki: raglan pullover with eyelet detail
- “Tilted Mitts,” by Jenny F: striped fingerless mitts
Look for Tukuwool Fingering here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop – come by to see and touch it for yourself, and plan your next project!