Dye & Prep to Spin with Louet & Gaywool Dyes

Dye & Prep to Spin with Louet & Gaywool Dyes

Spinzilla is fast approaching, and now is the perfect time to prep your fiber for easy spinning! Click here for our previous post which covers more ideas for fast-spinning fiber preparation; today, we’ll focus on dyeing natural colored spinning fiber with user-friendly Gaywool dye to make striped rolags on the Louet blending board. Supplies: 1/2 lb. […]

46 1⁄2" sweater shown on 32" bust, with 14 1/2" positive ease

What’s Positive Ease?

One of Trudy’s patterns featured in our new book, She Made Them Her Own: The Best of Trudy Van Stralen, is Erin, a Guernsey-style unisex pullover knit in Gems Worsted. Erin is intended to be worn with positive ease, a phrase that mystifies many knitters. Today we’re going to explain exactly what positive ease is, and how […]

Spinzilla Is Coming!

Spinzilla Is Coming!

Welcome to the Louet blog! We’re pleased to be a part of this year’s Spinzilla Blog Tour as a Bison Sponsor and team host – in fact, we’ve got a Golden Niddy Noddy to defend as last year’s victors. In the name of a little friendly competition, we’re going to share some of our secret […]

My Design Philosophy by Stacey Trock

My Design Philosophy by Stacey Trock

My designing philosophy has only two rules. Patterns should be easy to understand, and accessible to a beginner who is open to learning something new. They should be interesting enough to keep you happy, but easy enough that they make great ‘watching tv’ knitting. And I’ve delivered on every one of these three patterns. I […]

More Fun Fibers & Spinzilla Sign-Ups

More Fun Fibers & Spinzilla Sign-Ups

Spinners, mark your calendars….Spinzilla is just around the corner! Team Louet has a title to defend, and we’ll be recruiting a few good spinners to join the fun for this year’s 4th annual Spinzilla, which takes place October 3-9, 2016. On September 1, spinner registration will open, and that’s your chance to join our team! […]

Meet Stacey Trock of FreshStitches

Meet Stacey Trock of FreshStitches

Hi there, Louet readers! I’m Stacey, and I’m the designer behind FreshStitches and the new FreshStitches Yarn line with Louet! I’m so excited to share it with you! I love designing, knitting and crocheting with bright colors that are amazing for kid’s items as well as adults. I began fantasizing about starting a new yarn […]