Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers as its focus, and a reputation for beautiful designs and tantalizing photography.
Issue 11 features patterns from an amazing group of designers, the likes of Gudrun Johnston, Paula Pereira, Stephen West, Eri Shimizu, and more.
Beyond the patterns, there are seasonal recipes and plenty of good reading – I’m particularly excited to read Jeanette Sloan’s interview with Diane Ivey, the dyer behind Lady Dye Yarns. We’re proud to have her Superwash Fingering and SW Merino DK on our shelves here at the shop.
Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tucson-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. February’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last!
Members of the HYS Hat Club got a special treat this month – a brand new yarn!
Back when we received our first order from Lady Dye Yarns, we squirreled away the limited amount of DK weight superwash merino. Though most of it went out with our HYS Hat Club, we still have a few skeins left!
Lady Dye SW Merino DK:
hand-dyed in tonal and variegated colorways
100% superwash merino wool
What to make with SW Merino DK? Our club members are busy knitting Dawn Henderson’s “Serendipitous Hat,” a cable ribbed beanie in three sizes. Here are a few more ideas that take just one skein:
We are over the moon – Lady Dye Yarns are now in stock here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop!
LDY owner Diane Ivey is an indie dyer based in Boston, MA. As one of the cofounders of the emPower People project, she’s as well known for her vibrant colorways as she is for her craftivism.
Our first LDY order arrived this week, bursting with lively shades of Superwash Fingering, along with a surprise that we’re tucking away for members of our HYS Hat Club in the upcoming Quarter 2.
Lady Dye Superwash Fingering:
hand-dyed in semisolid and variegated colorways
100% superwash merino wool
Lady Dye Superwash Fingering has a merino softness and single-ply texture comparable to Malabrigo Mechita, but the color palette has its own personality – the semisolid shades are clear and bright, and the variegated colorways are unique.
What to make with these stunning skeins? Here are some patterns designed for Lady Dye Superwash Fingering – check them out for inspiration and to see how this yarn looks when knit and crocheted!
“Aperture Cowldana,” by Rebecca McKenzie – cowl + bandana hybrid, knit flat from the bottom up, then joined in the round
“Jubilance Kerchief,” by Shay Johnson – square kerchief, knit from the center out in stockinette and lace
As I photographed this yarn, I found myself instinctively creating color trios from solid and variegated shades that seemed to speak to one another. Below are some three-color pattern ideas, in case any of these combinations speak to you:
“The Doodler,” by Stephen West – asymmetric knit shawl with cables on one edge and waves on another
“Goldfish Memory,” by Casapinka – parallelogram wrap with simple lace, garter stitch stripes, and slipped stitches