Friday, April 13, 2007

Fiber Friday - Koigu

I couldn't resist temptation and bought this Koigu KPPPM from the April sale at Yarnzilla. As I'm writing this post, there are still a few skeins of these colors left. I was really happy with both colors when they arrived. The colors are even better than I expected.

The pink skein on the left is color P155 and the yellow skein on the right is color P620. I got two skeins of each color. For those that have never tried Koigu, each 50 gram skein is 100% merino wool and approximately 175 yards. It takes two skeins for a pair of socks. I have made socks with Koigu before and the socks have survived both the washer and dryer.

When I ordered these skeins last week I thought that each color would probably become a pair of socks, but now that I've held them together I'm thinking I might make another chevron scarf with these colors when the first one is finished. If I do make another chevron scarf, I'm thinking of using the pattern modifications that Elizabeth at Trailing Yarn decided to use for her scarf.

By the time I actually get to this yarn though, it is completely possible I will have another idea on how to use it. Right now I'm just going to enjoy the nice spring pinks and yellows in these skeins.

In other knitting news: I'm still working on Wicked. I am almost to the point where I can separate the sleeves from the body and try the darn thing on for the first time. We'll see what tempting the gauge gods gets me. I'll post pictures of the outcome.

15 comments:

Monika said...

Just hearing the word Koigu makes me smile! It's so gorgeous! If I could, I would hord it and add to it every so often and think of knitting something with it, nothing will ever be good enough, tough! ;o)

Bezzie said...

That stuff is so incredible in person isn't it? It survived the wash and dryer for you??? Hmmm....

knitten kitten said...

I am sad to say I'm a Koigu virgin. As I don't think I am cut out for the world of socks I'll have to find some other reason to buy it, but now I am inspired!

knittygurl said...

I too am a Koigu virgin, but I love to make socks. My reason for being one is that up until a month ago, I had never heard of it! The colors are fantastic though and I am putting it on my To-Buy list!

Sue J. said...

OMG, I love those colors. And the Chevron Scarf!!! Where do I find the pattern? Please, I must make. one. now. Truly, it is just lovely. I snagged some sale Koigu from Kyarns.com in summer colors, so I really, really would like to make that scarf. Don't you wish I would tone down the enthusiasm sometimes?

Jessica said...

Nice colors. When I first saw them I thought they would make a great chevron scarf. Then you said it (or typed it)! Great minds think alike. :D

Zonda said...

Just gorgeous!! I love how you posed the yarn! Can't wait to see what you end up knitting. The other scarf you linked to, I love better than the chevron one! Thanks!

Knit Masala said...

That is so gorgeous! I, too, am a Koigu virgin. But now I wants me some! They'll make great socks, but I agree that the 2 colors look fabulous together. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

cpurl17 said...

Awwwwwwww Koigu. If I suddenly wake up one day as a yarn dyer, I want to hire you to photography my yarn.

Stacie said...

I got to meet some very nice alpaca today, so soft and friendly. They didn't mind that every kid at the elementary school had to stop and say hi.

monica said...

I do so love Koigu, I knit a shawl with it and fell in love. I am very selfish with my koigu socks. My daughter and niece have had one pair and my sister 2, all the rest are for me, me, me. Yours is absolutely lovely

gilraen said...

I love the colours!!! They would make a fabulous Chevron. :)

Jess said...

I HAVE to have some. NOW. It looks so yum. If I blow my yarn diet, I am tellin you right now, its all you and your pictures fault. sheesh.

Bufanditas said...

Those colors remind me of popcicles, very cool and refreshing during hot summer days.

elizabeth said...

I think those colors would be PERFECT in a scarf! They really are great. I'm going to go see if Yarnzilla has any left!