Don’t you just love when a new catalog arrives? The chance to drool and ogle over what’s new. For me it’s fiber-related items and seeds. (yes, spring! Seed catalogs! Should I grow rainbow chard? I digress.) I love seeing what’s new and I love making plans for my next big purchase. Maybe I’ll spot some yarn that I want to purchase right away, but I have just as much fun planning the dream weaving loom that I’d like to purchase next year.
Does that sound like you? Hands up if you’re a spinner or weaver (or want to be!) Well, we’ve got a treat for you… the new 2018 Louet Spinning & Weaving Equipment catalog has been released!
Have a look by downloading the digital catalog. Whether you’re looking for your 1st loom (Erica is a great option) or your 10th… Louet makes the finest quality wheels and looms.
If you’re looking for a great entry-level spinning wheel, we’ve extended our S17 Wheel & Fiber promotion into 2018. If you buy an S17 wheel (a wonderful unfinished wheel) and paint it & send us a photo, we’ll send you $200 of fiber for free! Amazing! (read more here).
We’re huge fans of cables, and when we spotted Julie Hoover’s Hatcher, we cast on right away! (Ours is going to be gold, a gorgeously rich mustard-y color that has been super popular this winter season!)
The pattern sample uses a dk-weight yarn, but gauge is what really matters! Our Gems Worsted works up beautifully at 5 sts/inch and it’s stitch definition makes it a fabulous choice for cables. Plus, it’s machine washable and pill-resistant 100% merino. What more could you ask for?
Not sure how to knit a gauge swatch? Check out this blog post!
Hatcher contains an addendum for making it 3/4 sleeve or full-sleeve… or you can knit it as pictured. Depending on your climate, you either have a fabulous winter sweater or the perfect early-spring garment!
Purchase the downloadable pattern directly from Julie’s site and grab Gems worsted from your favorite LYS or from louet.com.
Don’t forget to share your sweaters with us!
We’re making 2018 the year of the sweater!
Use the hashtag #2018Sweater on Instagram to share with us your progress knitting (this, or any other) sweater!