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.
Herriot Fine patterns
Juniper Moon book
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…