Pigeonroof Studios has been in business for over 10 years! I can’t believe it; so much has changed in our beloved industry since then. Although I have come up with many, many colorways over the years, there are ones that have been perennial favorites. There are so many, in fact, that this update will be Part One of several over the next couple of months! The update will go live June 24, Saturday, at 12 noon PST, but I’ll try to restock as necessary over the following week. Electric Rose, Ricochet, Ghost Orchid, Pansies, Marvel… remember any of those? Marvel is fairly new but the others have been around for years. I’ll have them on American Sock and polwarth/silk and superwash merino spinning fiber. And for Indie Untangled fans, use the discount code INDIEUNTANGLED for 10% off until July 8th!
I’m excited to announce that there are several new yarns and colorways in the shop that I think everyone will be as excited about as well!
First, though, SIREN TWO SOCK IS BACK! For those unfamiliar with Siren Two Sock, it is approximately 380 yards of 80% superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% nylon. Pretty much the same as the Luxury Sock except that Luxury Sock has 20% Cashmere. People have been asking about this yarn for a while and I’m so happy to be able to bring it back.
Pigeonroof Studios is also making the foray into the ever popular superwash Merino singles yarns with our Superwash Merino Singles, approximately 440 yards of a singles construction superwash Merino that takes dye amazingly.
We’ve had it before, but not for quite some time: Silky DK. Approximately 230 yards of 50/50 superwash merino and silk, making this yarn have amazing drape and shine. It feels so good!
In the DK weight realm as well, we’re offering another new Made in the U.S.A. yarn– American Squishy DK. To say this yarn is squishy is actually an understatement– I’ve not seen such a lovely plump yarn before! Think cables, cables, cables. Like the other American yarns, the stitch definition is superb. And at 300 yards for $25, it’s also an amazing deal.
Last, but not least, Rustic Silk Worsted and Rustic Silk Lace. Both of these yarns are 100% pure silk singles yarns from India. Rustic Silk Worsted (approximately 250 yards) has a lofty, almost woolen feel– it would make a fabulous substitution yarn for those who cannot work with wool. Rustic Silk Lace (approximately 850 yards) knits up into a soft and drapey fabric with a gorgeous sheen. Perfect for lightweight garments or shawls.
All of these yarns introduce some new colorways that I hope everyone will love! There are also some new colorways in High Twist Sock and American Twist Worsted.
Two new luxury yarn bases have been added to the Pigeonroof Roof line, making their debut wearing the beautiful complex GLOW colorways.
The first one is Silky High Twist sock, a 2-ply fingering weight yarn that is 80% superwash Merino and 20% silk. It has the most wonderful feel, and the silk adds just that right amount of drape that would make this yarn amazing knit into garments and shawls.
The second one is Luxury Sock, a multi-plied construction fingering weight yarn made up of 70% superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, and 10% nylon. This yarn is so incredibly buttery and soft you won’t want to put your knitting down!
The GLOW colourways combine techniques from the non-repeatable Luminosity colourways and the regular repeatable colourways to create complex, unique colourways that, well, glow. They are just as time-consuming as the Luminosity colourways, taking up to four if not five or six times as long to create, but they are repeatable! These new colourways are ones that will make your knitting projects extra special.
Finally, I am able to offer three new superwash merino yarns that are 100% made in the U.S.A.! Thanks to the U.S. Military, we now have superwashing capabilities on our own soil. I’ve just put up a few in the shop, including a couple of mini-skein sets. The three yarns are: American Twist Worsted, American Twist Sport, and American Sock. Each of them have their own unique and marvellous characteristics!