In our last post we announced the release of our new collection of patterns, Louet North America Colinton 2015. This latest collection celebrates the new partnership between Louet North America and Colinton Australia: Louet is proud to be the new exclusive distributor for these beautiful mohair yarns produced by Colinton Australia.
We released all 8 patterns throughout the early part of April; three of these designs are re-released version of patterns by Trudy Van Stralen which originally used our KidLin yarn (it has since been discontinued). The patterns have been updated with additional sizes and charts, and more.
We also have 5 new patterns which pair Colinton Australia yarns with our Louet Gems yarns, three of which are brand-new designs from Susanna IC. The first is the Reciprocity Stole, an easy-to-knit stole that combines Gems Fingering and Colinton Lace Ultrafine for a beautiful combination of texture and color.
The second is the Affinity Top, which can be worn alone or over a t-shirt in cooler weather. The contrast in weights – a combination of Gems Sport and Colinton Lace – creates an elegant sheer upper section.
We also have two new patterns from Patty Nance to round out the collection. Nikkitta combines yarns and techniques: the lovely crochet edging uses both Gems Fingering and Colinton Lace and the translucent body of the shawl is knit in Colinton Lace.
You can see the whole collection on Ravelry: Louet North America Colinton 2015. What folks may not know is that we photographed this collection in Boston in January of this year: you may recall that Boston got a lot of snow this past winter! Although it was snowing outside on the day of the shoot, we were in the warmth and beauty of the Wellsley College greenhouse. Here are a few photos of the beautiful greenhouse, and thanks so much to the wonderful staff at Wellsley for allowing us to shoot there!