March 01, 2023 3 min read 0 Comments
Here at Tangled Yarn, you know that we are all about finding beautiful yarns that are a joy to work with and wear, so we are super excited to share that we are now stocking Di Gilpin Lalland DK!
If Lalland DK is a new-to-you yarn, let us give you the full tour. Di Gilpin is a Scottish-based knitwear design studio, operating from the beautiful Comielaw Farm on the Balcaskie Estate. As well as creating beautiful patterns and books, collaborating with businesses small and large, and teaching from their studio, they have also created their own wool label. Lalland Lambswool is produced with a local cashmere mill and then the yarn is twisted and plied to their own special recipe at Laxtons in Yorkshire - and now it is available to you here at Tangled Yarn!
Lalland DK is a light double-knit lambswool that is created with a firm two-colour twist that gives it a wonderful stitch definition with a vintage look. It comes in 21 stunning shades and a host of beautiful patterns created specifically to showcase just how special this yarn is. Shall we take a look at some of them?!
Carrington is a beautifully textured sweater featuring a rolled funnel neck and A-line shaping through the body that gives it plenty of swing! It's pictured here in the colour Furze, a vibrant yellow that will never fail to lift your spirits, even on the rainiest days, but it would look equally lovely in a neutral such as Agate.
You know we are big fans of a knitted vest here so the Lyra Fair Isle Slipover was sure to catch our eye. With all the stunning colours available, it only made sense to indulge in a little colourwork, and Di Gilpin has curated two beautiful colourways that you can choose from, though you can always put a selection together of your own too!
Colourway A; Seaglass (Agate, Crowdie, Laggan, Bellrock, Furze, Coruisk and Storm Petrel)
Colourway B; Northern Lights (Beechnut, Driftwood, Jasper, Coral, Bell Heather, Storm Petrel and Bellrock)
If you are up for a slight challenge (the challenge being cables and colourwork in a yoke!) then take a look at the Geo Yoked Fair Isle Sweater. It may seem like a lot but the finished result is totally worth the effort! Here Di Gilpin used a stunning combination of colours Driftwood, Crowdie, Silver Birch, Flame and Haar.
If colourwork and cables pique your interest, but the thought of trying to navigate them in a sweater is a step too far, then perhaps you can begin with the Geo Snood. Featuring the same stitch pattern as in the Yoked Fair Isle Sweater, here it takes center stage to create a visually striking snood that you’ll be reaching for year after year. It’s pictured here in colours Haar, Coille, Driftwood and Furze, and do you want to hear the bonus? Two snoods can be knit from the quantities of yarn listed for this pattern, all you have to do is swap the order of the colours!
So what do you think of our latest yarn addition? We'd love to know, have you used Di Gilpin Lalland DK before, or is it a new-to-you yarn also? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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