And there’s more yumminess. There are two more delights from Juniper Moon, and one amazing yarn from Lotus Yarns. First, here are a couple of tempting delights from Juniper Moon’s Herriot range.
First up is their Herriot DK. This is possibly the softest yarn in the shop (possibly – testing may be needed) as it’s 100% baby alpaca. Each 100g skein has 200 metres of yarn and sells for £13.95.
We did have five colours but one sold out almost immediately – a deep jade / petrol blue. These, refreshingly after their Findlay range, have simple numbers: 1002, the maroon; 9, the natural; 1016, the almost-limey green; and 1019, the mid-blue.
Again, we’ve got some patterns specifically for them,
but they’ll knit well to anything appropriate.
The other Herriot yarn we have is the the 4 ply, Herriot Fine:
This is also in 100g skeins, each one 420 metres long, and is a mix of 75% alpaca and 25% polyamid (for strength). Again the colours are numbered. From the top: 2001 is the grey; 2004 is the soft brown; the soft denim blue is 2010; 2011 is the maroon and the lovely charcoal grey is 2006. The retail price is also £13.95.
And yes, again there are patterns. There’s also a Juniper Moon pattern book, which has some lovely designs in it.
The other new yarn in stock is from Lotus and it’s called Tibetan Cloud Fingering:
It’s a laceweight. As you can see, there’s a lavender (shade 14), a soft grey (02) and an olive green (13), and it’s – wait for it – 100% yak. Spinners may have encountered yak fibre and will know how very soft it is, but this is probably new to most knitters. Let’s have a close up:
Beautiful. Now for the details: the skeins are 50g, 450 metres long, and sell at £11.95.
And yes, there are also patterns for this:
The two waistcoats are particularly effective, and are proving popular. Perfect for what might be (hopefully) a mild winter…