How’s your August going? As the air starts to feel just a little bit cooler, we’re planning our fall knitting projects and there are so many wonderful new yarns to try! Here at Rose and Purl, we are reveling in the squishy yarn goodness, and we’ve picked up a plethora of new treats to make your knitting days even more joyful. So without further ado, we bring you our 7 Fall Favorites:
I am VERY excited to have Elise’s yarn in the shop. She focuses on eco superwash, organic, and sustainable yarn. This ain’t your grandma’s knitting. Sunday Fibre Co. is a modern Canadian indie-dyed yarn and knitwear brand holding space for your creativity and wellness to flourish. The colors are perfect, and everything is so soft (especially the NSW DK). I brought in lots of her yarn.. mini skein sets, the organic barefoot sock, the untreated (NSW) heirloom DK and her homebody worsted. I just can’t get over all the lovely colors!
Is this color combo giving anyone else major fall vibes? These smooth, seamless silicone stitch stoppers glide easily along your needles without snagging and are perfect for any knitting project. They prevent your stitches from falling and slipping off, and they’re quick and easy to grab and pop on the ends of your needles. I’ve added them to all of my current projects before I toss them into their project bag.
We chose some of our favorite designs from Kylie and Machine’s Limited Edition offerings. These cheeky labels offer essential expressions spoken from the heart. And they’re not just cute, these woven labels are super-functional too. Each label is made of HD fabric, fine with a high thread count for crisp designs that are washable, durable, and non-scratchy. End folded, these labels are made to be sewn onto the garment (either inside or displayed visibly) by top stitching each end.
Pop them into your project bags or your pocket. These bespoke tins are crafted by Firefly Notes in small batches of hand-poured resin with hand-applied vintage images and a glossy finish. They will make you smile every time you reach for your knitting notions, stitch stoppers, and darning needles.
We’ve added some delicious new colorways from Sam at Slam Fiber Co. in Alberta. The Puff Jr. yarns are similar to her Puff base, just in a lighter Aran weight, single ply, with the addition of nylon and cashmere. All of the yarn is hand-dyed in small batches. It is all ethically sourced from all over the world. Once the colors are set, the yarn is cooled and washed using Eucalan wool wash.
Kim from Gingersnap Yarns dyed up the most gorgeous colors of her pixel yarn for us, Clematis! I’ve written a blog post full of patterns that were designed for this yarn. This August Yarn is hand-dyed in individual batches by Kim in Alberta, and it’s her new pixel yarn, where you get a gradient effect. You’ll receive two minis and two gradient skeins. This yarn is hand-dyed and due to the nature of speckling, skeins may vary. We recommend alternating skeins if working on a larger project.
DK sock sets – Rose&Purl Exclusive Color
This yarn makes me feel cozy just looking at it. This DK yarn is crafted of extrafine merino with a touch of nylon for a luxuriously soft and bouncy yarn. It feels so comfortable next to the skin and works well for scarves, jumpers, socks, and gloves. The Barn Owl colorway is a Rose&Purl exclusive color put together by Marissa at Rocky Mountain Yarn in Calgary. She’s inspired by her travels in the Canadian Rocky Mountains to hand-dye collections of yarn in gorgeous colors. We can’t resist!
Each season, we are delighted to curate a selection of ethically-sourced yarns from our favorite independent designers and dyers. We are inspired by their work, and we hope you’ll be inspired by the yarns they make. As fall arrives and the leaves change, it’s time to plan your projects, pick up your needles and start stitching. Our collection of yarns and notions will keep you cozy and full of delightful ideas all season long. We look forward to seeing what you create!