December 6: From the Heart

A few years back I started dying yarn. I didn’t set out to become a yarn dyer, but had a design in my head and couldn’t find the right yarn. So I started dying silk. And as with anything else that I tackle, I tend to dive in head first with my own take how to do it.
After the silk, I kept adding more yarns until I had built a tiny little yarn label and le Cœur yarns were born. Meaning from “the heart”, every one of these yarns are painted by hand with unique hues and color combinations.
Each one of the yarns in the le Cœur line are special and unique:

  • POSH, my first love. 100% pure mulberry silk. The colors I am able to create with this yarn are out of this world. Sadly, my supply for this yarn has dried up. That was the wee bit of bad news we brought back from market with us. If you’ve had your eye on this beauty, get some while you can.


  • CHEEKY, a textured blend of wool and mohair with a poly wrap. This beautiful blend gives off a unique sheen with lovely loft. The nearly solids are quite yummy, and the multi shades are painted with short repeats for a blended effect.


  • BIG, superwash at its best. Bouncy, springy, and accented with a unique spray dye effect. You’ll love knitting and crocheting with Big!


  • SNUG, a lovely blend of alpaca and merino. Soft and luscious to work with.  Color block painted multis, partnered with a rainbow of nearly solid shades.

I tend to dye more in the summer, when the warmer temps help speed up the drying process. This summer I added a two new color blocked shades to the SNUG line. Meet Fairy Tale and Ibiza:
And with the recent surge of interest in crochet, we decided that a crochet design for the le Cœur line was long overdue. Introducing Mireille:
Worked with just one skein of SNUG in an interesting wheel stitch, that really shows off the color block feature of this yarn.
The crocheters out there will be glad to know that LYKKE needles hasn’t forgotten about you either. Look at this beautiful set of hooks, new from LYKKE:
Lykke hooks
Ten hooks, sizes E-M in an attractive denim case with the sizes clearly marked on the end of the hook. Put a set of these on your Christmas list! $99.95
For those who prefer to knit, we have several original designs featuring the le Cœur yarn line:
ClaudetteMariposa Marina Sabine Gaby

Today is another double give away day!
mireilleCrocheters – today (and today only) the Mireille pattern is free. Download it today, for the link will go away tomorrow. (psst…if you missed out, the pattern is available for purchase on Raverly so don’t despair).And one lucky crocheter will win a skein of SNUG yarn. In the comments simply tell us that you’re a crocheter and which color of SNUG you’d like to win. You can see the full color line here.Rolled Brim Hat
Knitters – we have a free Rolled Brim Hat featuring BIG to share with everyone, and are giving away one skein of BIG to one lucky knitter. In the comments simply tell us that you’re a knitter and which color of BIG you’d like to win. You can see the full color line here.
You have until midnight tonight!


  • Pam Harris

    06.12.2017 at 06:26

    Oh my gosh, Keely, how did I miss that you have your own hand painted yarn line?!? That’s so impressive! You had me at machine washable with your Big yarn. It was hard to choose, but I love the Breezy color. So, today, I’m a knitter!!! Thanks for another awesome giveaway day!

  • Judy

    06.12.2017 at 08:14

    My choice will be sunshine

  • Susan Phillips

    06.12.2017 at 08:31

    Oh, to knit a hat in the Breezy colorway! Scrumptious!

  • Jennifer Dodd

    06.12.2017 at 08:34

    I’m a knitter and Breezy caught my eye!

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    06.12.2017 at 08:39

    I am both a knitter and a crocheter, but I’ve had my eye on Big in Pinky for a while now, so that one.

  • Clarissa coble

    06.12.2017 at 08:59

    I crochet. I would love the color beach or sari

  • Jennifer Walker

    06.12.2017 at 09:07

    Big – Cherryberry!

  • Holly Hankins

    06.12.2017 at 09:08

    I’m a knitter and I’d love to try pinky.

  • Linda W.

    06.12.2017 at 09:10

    Even though I do both, I’m primarily a knitter. So I’m adding a skein of Big in “Sunshine” to my wish list!

  • Pattye McAbee

    06.12.2017 at 09:12

    I need a cap in cherryberry!

  • Emily Schnabl

    06.12.2017 at 09:14

    Knitter and Sunshine!

  • Ana Johnson

    06.12.2017 at 10:46

    I would love Dune ❤️❤️

  • Brandie Ferguson

    06.12.2017 at 10:58


  • Tammy Adamson

    06.12.2017 at 11:12

    Been knitting a little more than a year. I love it!!!! I’d choose breezy.

  • Patricia Riden

    06.12.2017 at 11:20

    I love the Ibiza!

  • Patricia Riden

    06.12.2017 at 11:21

    AND the Cherryberry! Didn’t realize I could choose two yarns!

  • Stephenia D

    06.12.2017 at 12:18

    Fairytale! I knit and crochet. Thanks for the patterns. Never realized you were a dyer!

  • Beth Seeliger

    06.12.2017 at 12:24

    I’m a knitter and I love “breezy”.
    Thanks for the fun 24 days of SWAK.

  • Patrizia

    06.12.2017 at 13:30

    I’m a knitter and would love to win BIG in sunshine.

    • knorthup

      07.12.2017 at 08:31

      Congratulations Patrizia! You’re the winner. I have your prize aside for you. Please pick it up by January 31, or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Stacy

    06.12.2017 at 13:44

    Dune, to knit a hat for myself 🙂

  • Betty

    06.12.2017 at 14:22

    I crochet & I choose “Snug/Beach”.

    • knorthup

      07.12.2017 at 08:30

      Congratulations Betty! You’re the winner. I have your prize aside for you. Please pick it up by January 31, or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

      • Betty

        07.12.2017 at 20:19

        Thank you so much!
        Your 24 days of SWAK is so exciting! It’s like openinng an advent calendar with much bigger surprises!

  • Sarah Bailey

    06.12.2017 at 15:57

    I’d like to try the Mireille pattern in Sari .

  • Shawndalynn Wilkinson

    06.12.2017 at 16:18

    I knit and Dune in Big looks wonderful to me

  • Machelle

    06.12.2017 at 17:18

    I am a knitter and would love Breezy. Thanks for the pattern Keely.

  • Calypso

    06.12.2017 at 17:26

    I like to crochet and would love Snug in Grass.

  • Renee

    06.12.2017 at 17:48

    Hooker! Love Sunset Strip. Thanks, Keely.

  • Jenny E.

    06.12.2017 at 18:43

    I am going to try to make that crochet pattern. I am undecided on the color though.

  • Edwyna Honderich

    06.12.2017 at 19:00

    I am a knitter and like Dune.

  • debra crow

    06.12.2017 at 19:06

    That’s a hard choice!! I’ll be a knitter today. Big “cherryberry”.

  • Carolyn Munholland

    06.12.2017 at 19:23

    Sunshine is so ratty

    • Carolyn Munholland

      06.12.2017 at 19:23

      So sorry. Meant pretty

  • Beatrix

    06.12.2017 at 20:28

    Knitter here, the Big in Muffy is gorgeous!

  • Heidi

    06.12.2017 at 21:36

    Knitter. I think one of my grandsons would look good in Dune. By the way, Posh is wonderful! Thank you so much for doing the 24 Days of SWAK, my feel good part of the day.

  • Melissa

    06.12.2017 at 22:33

    Knitter and Dune!