I really should visit Switzerland. Cheese and chocolate are their main two food groups. They have the Alps. And don’t forget that they gave us Roger Federer (swoon).
Most notably, Switzerland is the home of Lang Yarns. This company has been in business for 150 years, and in the same family for six generations. They began producing yarns in 1867, working from historic buildings in Reiden, Switzerland where Lang continues its operations today. 1867 is the same year Canada became a country, Jessie James and his gang were busy robbing banks, and reconstruction was underway in the south. 150 years is a very long time!
You can always count on the Swiss for the highest of quality. Their watches are in league of their own, Swiss army knives are like an amazing micro kitchen/toolbox for your pocket, and when it comes to their yarn you can expect no less. The quality control that goes into the production of each skein of Lang yarn is unmatched.
Finn is one of our favorite new yarns from Lang. This colorful wool blend has a slight texture, and a special anti-felting finish.
You can now trace the origin of many of the Lang Yarns. They are proud of their sourcing and processing. Finn is spun from the fleeces of Corriedale Sheep that graze in the Estancia Pecket Harbour of Patagonia, Chile. The fleeces are carded, spun, twisted, and dyed in northern Italy, then transported to Lang’s headquarters in Reiden, Switzerland where they undergo stringent quality control.
We thought a simple design was best to accent the gorgeous texture and colors of this yarn. The Finn Cowl is worked in the round in alternating bands of stockinette and reverse stockinette. A great mindless project for more experienced knitters, a superb project for newer knitters wanting to learn to purl.
Today I am sharing the Finn Cowl pattern with all – you can download it here.
I also think I need to give 3 skeins of Finn to one lucky reader S
imply state in the comments which color of Finn you’d like to win. You have until midnight to get your name in the hat. You can see the colors here. Sorry, drawing is over!
If you missed out on last weekend’s Victorian Walk (or loved it so much you can’t wait to do it again), join us this Saturday from 5-9 for the last Victorian walk of the holiday season.
We’ll be here with free yarn crafts for kids, holiday treats, and a really fun time.
Stop by and say hello!