We’ve just unpacked the latest yarn from Shibui – meet Koan!
Shibui Koan is a fingering weight blend of 70% linen and 30% mulberry silk, with 248 yards on each 50 gram skein. These fibers are known for drape and sheen, qualities that define Koan.
Shibui is known for their penchant for combining yarns two or three strands at a time, a way of creating unique fiber blends. Because of this, most of their colors are available across most of their yarns, and all but two of the Koan colors are familiar favorites.
Crete and Paloma are brand new colors for Shibui, bright pops of aqua and pink that electrify the whole color palette.
What to make with Koan? A new pattern collection is coming soon to answer that question, but until then, look to the Shibui archives. Koan is a great substitute for Reed, so the “Athens” tank and “Octave” wrap would look great in this new yarn. From independent designers, I spotted the “Westbound” tee, “Albers Shawl,” and “Natsu Cardigan” in Reed – substitute Koan for a little extra shine.
Look for Shibui Koan in the fingering weight section here at our shop, and check out our other Shibui yarns while you’re here – we have them all, from lace to worsted weight!