Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Au Jardin des Laines

So Eunny Jang is to be the new editor of Interweave Knits. I can't wait to see how this impacts on a magazine that is already superb. Eunny is just the most amazing knitter, designer and blogger. I will definitely be renewing my sub.

When I took part in Spin me a Treasure my spoilee was Charlotte. As you will see from her blog she has an online shop, Au Jardin des Laines, selling very yummy yarns at incredible prices. I couldn't make up my mind what to buy so ordered a few balls to check out what the quality was like.

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The top row is 2 balls (pelotes) of
Angora Tweed in Strawberry and 2 in Violet this is about an aran weight in wool/angora and polyamide (50%/30%/20%) lovely and soft and so light (25g/74m) this was on offer at 1.73 euros a ball (about £1.30).

The middle 3 (light pink (which Charlotte gifted) and
2 raspberry) are my favorites. The balls are 25g and 58m of wool/cashmere (85%/15%) and so squishy soft and silky. I am making a pair of Fetching at the moment and seriously considering this yarn for Eris.

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This is an incredible 1.55 euro for a ball (not much more than £1)!

In the extreme bottom right is a ball of wool and silk (60%/40%). 115m to 50g for 2.50 euros.

For ultimate luxury though you can't beat the remaining 4 balls (2 each in ebony and purple) of cashmere and silk (70%/30%). 50g (no length given) for 3.95 euros (about £2.75). I don't quite know what to make with this it is so gorgeous but wonder if it might not make deliciously silky socks.

I can thoroughly recommend this shop, it will certainly be a favorite of mine. It is at present only in French but quite easy to follow. I initially had problems with the online ordering (it told me everything was out of stock) but I emailed and we sorted it out easily. Charlotte says her English is not very good but it is better than my French! Vas voir. Check it out.


Blogger TutleyMutley said...

Bargains! I've bookmarked the site - thanks for the tip, Maylin! As if I need any more yarn. As if?!
And my french is abysmal but I use Babel and get amusing results.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Lorena said...

Maylin, dear, I'm so sorry I missed your birthday! I hope it was a fantastic one, filled with yarn and cats and lovely weather.

Big (late) birthday hugs!

12:42 AM  

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