We are thrilled to be able to offer preorders of custom colourway Lascaux Fine yarn kits for Caroline Sommerfeld's Journey Shawl, recently published in Vogue Knitting, Fall 2020: the Makers! Don't miss out on our Saturday Seminar with Caroline where she discusses this project and her journey in designing it.
Caroline shares, "This shawl is very personal for me as it’s a retrospective of my knitting career and my career as a dyer! The stitches used in this shawl symbolize my various interests in knitting including texture, lace, cables, and stranding. I chose to use the ones that I personally enjoy the most, with each block and section representing a different time period in my knitting, and the various techniques I’ve learned along the way. The shawl also symbolizes who I am as a dyer since I prefer to work with primary colours in natural tones. Black and brown are included in this shawl as they are important to a dyer in achieving subtle and beautiful colours. The yarn I chose is one I designed myself, and together with the techniques and colours I used, this shawl brings both ancient and modern sheep together in a design that uses both old and new styles of knitting! It’s meant to be my tribute to a life time of knitting and colour, and is intended to feel like a big warm hug when you wear it."
Please note that this kit only includes the yarn. The pattern is only available in the Vogue Knitting winter issue, available in stores and online now.
The yarn Caroline used in the Journey Shawl kit is Lascaux Fine, a perfect combination of Old and New World wools, incorporating the bounce, spring, and cushiness of Manx Loaghtan Wool (old breed sheep) and the drape and lustre of Punta Arenas (modern breed). Each kit contains 800 grams of yarn in 5 coordinating colourways. Bonus! Pre-order one of these kits and we'll gift you a free spot in the Saturday Seminar with Caroline.
Ball Weight: 50 g / 1.76 oz OR 100 g / 3.5 oz
Ball Length: 175 m / 192 yds OR 350 m / 385 yds
Knitting Gauge: 25 - 30 sts = 10cm / 4"
Needle Size: 2.00 - 3.00mm (US 1.5 - 2.5)
Yarn Fibre: 25% Manx Loaghtan, 75% Punta Arenas Wool
Caroline has curated three custom colour combo kits that each contain a total of 800 grams of Lascaux Fine yarn in Five Colours.
Kit 3: Contains 250 grams each of Lascaux Fine in Dark Roast, and Cinnamon, and 100 grams each of Hearthside, Classic Denim 1, and Wheat.
All Vogue photos ©Jack Deutsch.
Pre-orders! Every now and then, we get an opportunity to offer you something special; something that we're not able to stock on a regular basis. We call this a pre-order. Because the product isn't in the shop, you can "pre-order" it and when it comes in, it's yours! Like all good things, pre-orders may take their sweet time in arriving and will hold up the rest of your order. For this reason, pre-orders are best made as an individual order.
If you're making an order for local pickup, where shipping isn't an issue, please consider placing one order for your "pre-order" only and another order for anything else that is already in stock. This way, you will be notified as soon as we fulfill the order with the in-stock items and you can come by and pick it up.
For orders which require shipping, we suggest placing one order to include both pre-order and in-stock items and waiting until the pre-order items arrive at River City Yarns. Once we have everything for your order, we will ship it all together. If you need in-stock items to arrive sooner, please place two separate orders. It's going to cost more in shipping but you'll have what you need, when you need it.
Note about hand painted yarns: These skeins are dyed by hand and may vary in colour and/or intensity from skein to skein, even within the same dyelot. Colours viewed on different monitors may have shade and tone differences from the actual product.