Welcome to the August Shipment of the Kitterly Kit Club! It’s our first month and we’re so pleased by the enthusiastic response we’ve gotten. We’ve been very busy exploring all the great projects and special yarns we want to send to our subscribers every month.
This month’s shipment: Rivulet by Tin Can Knits, featuring Malabrigo Arroyo.
Rivulet is from Tin Can Knits’s latest collection, Road Trip, inspired by their adventures across Canada. The watery features of British Columbia, an area of waterfalls and oceans and rivers and forest ponds, led influenced this shawl.
We loved the flirty detail of the fringe and the simple-yet-interesting stitch pattern that recalls trickling streams or gentle ripples on the surface of a pond.
Tin Can Knits is the collaboration of Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel, who work together though separated by time and distance because they believe their partnership brings depth and richness to their designs. Their patterns are often inspired by nature, always beautiful and never too complicated.
Malabrigo started in 2005 in a kitchen in Uruguay where a pair of brothers-in-law dyed wool. Over the years they’ve grown, adding employees, two mills, and their own flock. All of their wool comes from Uruguayan farms where the sheep roam free range.
Arroyo is their superwash sport and features the amazing color we find in all Malabrigo yarns. The subtle variegation and depth looks great with a simple stitch pattern like Rivulet.
Since Rivulet features a dramatic fringe along two edges, we’ve got a tutorial for you on our blog! Fringe is fun and easy to do, and we show you exactly how! Click here to get to the tutorial.
A few more things:
As a special treat in this shipment you are receiving a 50-yard tasting of SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted.
Vancouver Canada based SweetGeorgia Yarns was founded by Felicia Lo in 2005. Felicia describes herself as passionate and obsessed with color, and it shows in the bright vivid colors of her yarns. We think the Superwash Worsted’s springy nature is a pleasure to work with, and the great stitch definition makes patterns pop. Try it and see if you agree!
We also included an extra snail tape measure, as these are so adorable and really, you can never have too many tape measures!
Next month we’re bringing you another great hand dyed project. We can’t wait to share it with you, so if you haven't signed up for Kit Club, click here!