We are especially excited to announce our newest yarn: meet Tukuwool Fingering!
Anne and I have been particularly excited about this one. So far this fall, we’ve brought in new yarns from companies we already work with, companies who have become like old friends over the years. Tukuwool is not only a new yarn but a new brand for us, and we’re delighted to have found them!
Tukuwool is based in Finland, just like Laine Magazine, where we first read about them, and their yarns are sourced and produced entirely in Finland.
Tukuwool Fingering is, as its name suggests, a fingering weight blend of Finnsheep and Finnsheep-Texel wool. I looked up these sheep breeds in my precious copy of Clara Parkes’ Knitter’s Book of Wool, and learned that Finnsheep are found in the mediumwool category, where each fiber is a notch thicker than familiar finewools like Merino, Targhee, and Cormo. Still, Finnsheep fiber is soft enough for next-to-skin wear, depending upon one’s preferences, and makes a springy and resilient yarn.
Tukuwool Fingering is woolen-spun, like Brooklyn Tweed Loft, a process which makes both yarns lofty and especially warm for their weight. Tukuwool Fingering is a great substitute for Loft, which opens up a world of patterns for this relatively young yarn. First things first, however – check out the smattering of patterns that have been written expressly for the special yarn at hand, Tukuwool Fingering:
- “Kaarna,” by Pauliina Hurme: textured fingerless mitts
- “Sammal,” by Joji Locatelli: cabled cardigan (We’re planning a class on this sweater for 2018!)
- “Aamu,” by Isabell Kraemer: colorwork yoke turtleneck pullover
- “Edinburgh Cardigan,” by Suvi Simola: long cardie with colorwork pockets
- “Soft Sunday,” by Suvi Simola: lace and garter stitch shawl
- “Tilted Triangle,” by Suvi Simola: striped shawl
- “Ruska,” by Suvi Simola: striped pullover
- “Uan,” by Anna Johanna: lace cardigan
Look for more pattern ideas on our “Fingering weight” Pinterest board. I’ve got something in mind for this yarn, which I’m anxious to get on my needles – but more on that later. Look for Tukuwool Fingering here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, where we hope you find inspiration for your next project! See you there.