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RenĂŠe Callahan Kirsten Kapur Keiko Kikuno Isabell Kraemer Justyna Lorkowska Sylvia McFadden Anna Nikipirowicz Christopher Salas Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen Suvi Simola Woolly Wormhead

STILLNESS a collection curated by Martin's Lab


Tech editing: Eleanor Dixon, Lynne Rowe Copy editing: Eleanor Dixon, Justyna Lorkowska Layout: Justyna Lorkowska, Marcin Lorkowski Illustrations: Karolina Nowicka (know_art) Photography: Kinga & Marcin Malinowscy/Whiteberry whiteberry.com.pl Make up: Anna Wenge Make Up & Beauty Models: Klaudia Jakubowska, Aleksandra Bieleszuk Location: Toruń and Ciechocinek, Poland All yarns can be purchased online at martinslab.com, in the studio and from retailers around the world. Follow me: instagram.com/martinslab facebook.com/MartinsYarnAndFiber Martin's Lab Studio is located on 27, Jęczmienna Street in Torun, Poland. Printed in Poland by Jumar Press © 2017. Copyright Martin's Lab and Jumar Press. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be copied or reproduced without written permission of the designers and the publisher.


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F o r e w o r d Over the past few years I've had the pleasure to accompany my wife in her knitting adventures. Every day I was surrounded by yarn, a world of pleasing textures, an endless array of color being fed into and transformed by her needles. So it seemed natural that sooner or later the woolly universe would draw me in completely. When I began experimenting with dyes and colored that first skein of yarn, I knew it was something I would like to do every day. My studio has become a haven from the outside world - all stands still. I am calm and focused, allowing my creativity to take over. Here before you lies a collaborative work created hand in hand with friends and designers I admire. Eleven designs for woolly accessories, fun to make and easy enough to become your favorite project. My hope is that this book helps you find a bit of stillness in your life...alone with texture and color...pure stillness... Happy crafting, Marcin

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S t i l l n e s s


F A O L Á N b y

R e n é e

M I T T S C a l l a h a n

Yarn: Tyrrell DK Faolán ('F WAY-lahn') is an Irish name meaning 'little wolf'. The Faolán mitts are a perfect project for men or women for that single skein of DK yarn you couldn't resist. They feature a Celtic motif on the back of each hand, and an unusual topdown construction, from the fingertips to the arm, allowing the knitter to choose the perfect length in order to use every last yard of the luscious yarn, or merely to satisfy a stylish whim.


FAOLÁN MITTS by Renée Callahan

Size One: to fit average adult's hands. Finished Measurements: Circumference: 15 cm/6" Length: 26.5 cm/10.5". Yarn 1 skein of Tyrrell DK by Martin’s Lab (100% superwash Polwarth; 225m/246y per 100g). Shown in colorway Ash. Needles 4.0 mm/US #6 or size needed for gauge; dpns or long circular for magic loop. Other Waste yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle. Gauge 20 sts and 27 rows = 10 cm/4” in St st in the round, blocked.

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FERRY b y

IN

THE HARBOR

K i r s t e n

K a p u r

Yarn: Tyrrell DK

My studio has a wonderful view of the New York Harbor. I love to watch the ferries, cruise ships, cargo ships and sail boats as I work on new designs. As I knit I marvel at the activity taking place on the water every day. While New York City hustles and bustles, so do its waterways, almost like a city unto themselves. I was inspired to design this hat as I thought about the people who work on the water through all seasons. Winter winds are biting here, so a warm hat is critical. Ferry in the Harbor is the sort of hat that would suit the needs of these sailors very nicely. Stranded colorwork creates an extra layer of warmth to block out those winds. The colors that I used for the design were inspired by the grey of the harbor on a cold day, and the bright orange Staten Island Ferry as it makes its frequent trips.


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FERRY IN THE HARBOR by Kirsten Kapur

Size One To fit adults with heads measuring up to 60 cm/23.5”. Finished circumference: 42 cm/16.5” at brim, unstretched. Depth from brim to crown: 26 cm/10.25”. Yarn 1 skein each in 2 colors of Tyrrell DK by Martin’s Lab (100% superwash Polwarth; 225m/246y per 100g). Shown in colorways Autumn in Poland, MC; and Tabby, CC. Needles 4 mm/US #6 or size needed for gauge; circular needle (40 cm/16” long) and one set of dpns. 3.75 mm/US #5 or one size smaller than gauge needles; circular needle (40 cm/16” long). Other 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle, optional pompom maker. Gauge 23 sts and 27 rnds = 10 cm/4” in body pattern worked in the rnd, after blocking, unstretched. Take time to save time – check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

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DOROTHY b y

K e i k o

K i k u n o

Yarn: Comfy DK

A cowl in a rhythmic textured pattern on one side and an all-over pattern with small flower motifs on the other. This cowl can be worn either side out and knitted in bright colors to make a refreshing addition to your fall/winter wardrobe!


DOROTHY

by Keiko Kikuno Size One Finished circumference 85.5 cm/34.25”. Width 26.5 cm/10.5”. Yarn 1 skein each in 2 colors of Comfy DK by Martin’s Lab (100% superwash merino; 225m/246y per 100g). Shown in colorway Baby Flamingo, MC; Bubblegum, CC. Needles 5.0 mm/US #8 or size needed for gauge; circular needle (40 cm/16” long) or dpns. 6.0 mm/US #10 or two sizes larger than gauge needles; circular needle (40 cm/16” long) or dpns. Other 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle. Gauge 28 sts and 28 rnds = 10 cm/4” in pattern st after blocking, unstretched. The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

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ABULĂ“N b y

I s a b e l l

K r a e m e r

Yarn: Bouncy Sport "She loved the sea. She liked the sharp smell of the air; and the vastness of the horizons bounded only by a vault of azure sky above. It made her feel small, but free as well." - George R. R. Martin Spending time at the ocean is my idea of heaven.... and I love collecting shells! Combining the vision of a shell covered beach and the deep green-blue of the ocean early in the morning led me to this design. The organic shape of the pattern stitch, plus the unexpected, but fantastically matching colors will make this cowl a favorite for any occasion.


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ABULÓN

by Isabell Kraemer Size One Finished circumference: 80 cm/31.5”. Width: 20 cm/8”. Yarn 1 skein each in 2 colors of Bouncy Sport by Martin’s Lab (100% superwash merino; 300m/328y per 100g). Shown in colorway Memories, MC; Drake, CC. Needles 3.75 mm/US #5 or size needed for gauge; 2 circular needles (60 cm/24" long). 3.75 mm/F crochet hook for provisional cast on. Other Stitch marker for BOR; 9 stitch markers (optional) for pattern repeats; tapestry needle; waste yarn; spare needle for 3-needle bind off. Gauge 24 sts and 36 rnds = 10 cm/4” in St st, after blocking. 19 sts and 16 rnds = 8 x 4.5 cm/3.25 x 1.75" in pattern stitch (one pattern rep), after blocking. The gauge is not critical on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

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SEICHE b y

J u s t y n a

L o r k o w s k a

Yarn: Aubrey Lace Enclose yourself in this sumptuous shawl, inspired by rhythmic waves on a beautiful body of water. The ribs and frills subtly rise and fall like ripples on a lake. So too my love of laceweight ebbs and flows I love the drapey luxury... but, oh! the tiny gauge... but I love the empowering challenge... but I hate to see it end...


SEICHE by Justyna Lorkowska Size One approx. 260cm/102.5” wide along top I-cord edge (without frill) and 75 cm/29.5” high. Yarn 2 skeins MC and 1 skein CC of Aubrey Lace by Martin’s Lab (55% Bluefaced Leicester, 45% silk; 600m/656y per 100g). Shown in colorways Stormy, MC; Petals, CC. Needles 3.25 mm/US #3 or size needed for gauge; circular needle (80 cm/32” long). Other tapestry needle for weaving, blocking wires and blocking pins. Gauge 24 sts and 36 rows = 10cm/4” in Twisted Rib worked flat, after blocking. The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

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ONLY b y

S y l v i a

OCEAN M c F a d d e n

Yarn: Tibetan DK Only Ocean was inspired by coastal storms, during which the waves which roll forward towards the shore look just like this lace. This classic lace pattern using twisted stitches really gives the illusion of waves. I paired the stitch with a classic crescent shawl to add to the stormy, ocean effect.


ONLY OCEAN by Sylvia McFadden Size Pattern is written in one size, but different gauges may be used to adjust the dimensions. Wingspan: 170 cm/67” (gray sample); 215 cm/ 84.5” (pink sample). Depth: 43 cm/17” (gray sample); 54 cm/21.25” (pink sample). Yarn 3-4 skeins of Tibetan DK by Martin’s Lab (60% superwash merino, 20% yak, 20% silk; 232m/ 212 y per 100 g). Shown in colorways Stormy (3 skeins) and Crush (4 skeins). Needles 4.0 mm/US #6; circular needle (60 cm/24” or longer). Other 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking materials. Gauge Gray sample: 19 sts and 27 rows = 10 cm/4” in wave pattern stitch worked flat, after blocking. Pink sample: 15 sts and 21 rows = 10 cm/4” in wave pattern stitch worked flat, after blocking. The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

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ANIMA

‘On the Soul’ – the treatise of Aristotle b y

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N i k i p i r o w i c z

Yarns: Silky Singles & Silky Mohair De Anima or On the Soul - the treatise of Aristotle, in which the concept of Tabula Rasa in Western philosophy originated. Tabula Rasa refers to the idea that we are born without built-in content and that all we know comes from experience and perception. It is a truly fascinating concept, and I very often ponder it when I teach knit and crochet. We acquire skills through practice. Some of us are taught those skills at a young age, but do we possess them already in our unconscious mind? The same can be said for talent... do we acquire it or are we simply born with it?


DE ANIMA

‘On the Soul’ – the treatise of Aristotle by Anna Nikipirowicz Size One Width 164 cm/64.5”; Depth 72 cm/28”. Yarn 2 skeins of Silky Singles by Martin’s Lab (70% superwash merino, 30% silk; 400m/437y per 100g). Shown in colorway Seafoam, MC. 1 skein of Silky Mohair by Martin’s Lab (72% mohair, 28% silk; 420m/459y per 50g). Shown in colorway Thicket, CC. Hook 3.5 mm/ US #4/E crochet hook. Other Tapestry needle. Gauge 25 sts and 13 rows = 10 cm/4” in Plain Panel pattern after blocking. The gauge isn’t crucial for this shawl, but differences may affect not only the finished size and yardage, but also the drape and pattern definition.

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ARCHAEOASTRONOMER b y

C h r i s t o p h e r

S a l a s

Yarn: Bouncy Merino

I remember in school learning about Mayan civilization. One of the most fascinating points I learned was how such a primitive culture was so capable at astronomy. The view of the sun, planets, and stars was how they based many aspects of their life. This brilliance is found, not only in the Mayans, but all over the world, spanning countless cultures. Today, many minds come together to study more of how people of the past used astronomy in their lives. The study is known as ‘Archaeoastronomy’. This shawl encompasses many elements inspired from the subject. The body uses texture and star stitch to evoke the night sky, and a mosaic border represents the many cultures below it, always learning the mystery of the sky.


ARCHAEOASTRONOMER by Christopher Salas

Size One Wingspan: 178 cm/70”; Depth: 79 cm/31”. Yarn 1 skein each in 3 colors of Bouncy Merino by Martin’s Lab (100% superwash merino; 365m/399y per 100g). Shown in colorway Silver Lining, CC1; Algae, CC2; Wheat, CC3. Needles 3.5 mm/US #4 circular needle; circular needle (80 cm/32” long). Other Stitch markers – 5 total, including 1 distinguishable from others to mark center. Gauge 20 sts and 35 rows = 10 cm/4” in St st after blocking. The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

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HIDDEN b y

D i e u w k e

CHANGE

S c h a c k - M u l l i g e n

Yarn: Tough Sock Minis Sometimes, something seemingly simple can reveal hidden secrets between the folds. These socks are just that - worked in a foot hugging 1x1 rib, they look like simple socks with broad stripes. As soon as you pull them on your feet however, a more subtle color change is revealed, changing from broad stripes to a more gradient like transition. Choose contrasting colors like we did, or make your socks in more complementary colors to get an ombre effect. The possibilities are endless!


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HIDDEN CHANGE By Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen Size S (M, L) To fit foot circumference measured around ball of foot: 17.5 (20.5, 23) cm/7 (8, 9)”. Length of leg from cuff to heel: 24.5 (25, 26) cm/9.75 (9.75, 10.25)”. Length of foot from heel to toe: 23 (24.5, 28.5) cm/9 (9.75, 11.25)”. Yarn 5 mini skeins of Tough Sock by Martin’s Lab (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 85m/93y per 100g). Shown in colorways: Dry Leaves, C1; Wheat, C2; Karino, C3; Silver Lining, C4; Poltergeist, C5. Needles 2.25 mm/US #1 or size needed for gauge; circular needle for Magic Loop method (60 cm/24” long) or dpns. 2 mm/US #0 or one size smaller than gauge needles; circular needle for Magic Loop method (60 cm/24” long) or dpns. Other 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle. Gauge 47 sts and 40 rnds = 10 cm/4” in 2-color rib worked in the rnd, after blocking, unstretched. The gauge may seem crazy, but it will stretch a lot! Take time to save time – check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

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SOUNDSCAPE b y

S u v i

S i m o l a

Yarn: Comfy Merino

Soundscape is a beautiful triangle shawl, combining classic garter stitch with an eye-catching cabled border. The shawl is worked sideways from the caston tip to the bind-off edge. While the garter stitch section is a very relaxing knit, the cabled edging adds interest. The pattern includes both charted and written instructions. * Soundscape - the component of the acoustic environment that can be perceived by humans. (Wikipedia)


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SOUNDSCAPE by Suvi Simola Size One 188 cm/74” wide, measured across top edge; 47 cm/18.5” deep. Yarn 2 skeins of Comfy Merino by Martin’s Lab (100% superwash merino; 400 m/437y per 100g skein). Shown in colorway Silver Lining. Needles 3.5 mm/US #4 or size needed for gauge; circular needle (at least 80 cm/32” long). Other Cable needle, 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle to weave in the yarn ends. Gauge 20 sts and 43 rows = 10 cm/4” in Garter stitch after blocking. The gauge isn’t crucial for this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

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CAMPELLO b y

W o o l l y

W o r m h e a d

Yarn: Comfy Aran

Campello is a modern day cloche, and is named after its shape and style in Italian ("cappello a campana", bell hat). The brim is worked flat and stitches are picked up for the body before moving into a delightful and easy to remember textured stitch pattern. Pick your favorite buttons to adorn the brim, and wear slightly off center for a jaunty look.


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CAMPELLO by Woolly Wormhead Size To fit head size: 45.5 (50.5, 56) cm/18 (20, 22)”. Finished size (circumference): 40 (44, 48) cm/16 (17.5, 19.25)”. Yarn 1 skein of Comfy Aran by Martin’s Lab (100% superwash merino; 166m/182y per 100g). Shown in colorway Thicket. Needles 4.0 mm/US #6 or size needed for gauge; circular needle or dpns. 4.5 mm/US #7 or one size larger than gauge needles; circular needle and/or dpns. 4 mm/US 6 crochet hook. Other Two 1"/25.5mm coordinating buttons, stitch marker, tapestry needle. Gauge 20 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm/4” worked flat in Garter stitch on smaller needles, blocked. 20 sts and 34 rounds = 10 cm/4” in cluster stitch pattern on larger needles, blocked. Take time to save time – check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

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D e s i g n e r s


RenĂŠe Callahan is a knitwear designer, podcaster and knitting teacher who loves slow fashion and believes in making and sharing beautiful, useful things. On Instagram and Ravelry as EastLondonKnit www.eastlondonknit.co.uk Pattern support: info@eastlondonknit.co.uk

Kirsten Kapur is a New York City based designer who grew up in a family of knitters, sewers, and crafters. It was only natural that she pursue a career as an apparel and textile designer in the ready-to-wear industry, where she learned the basics of garment construction and surface design. Years later, this knowledge proved invaluable when she began to experiment with the interplay between fiber colors and textures in her original knitwear designs, which have been published independently as well as in many books and magazines. Pattern support: throughtheloops@gmail.com

Keiko is a Japanese knitter, designer and tech-editor living in the United States. She loves to play with textures and colors to create unique patterns. Some of her work has been featured in amirisu magazine. Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/keiko-kikuno Pattern support: ilikegreeen@gmail.com

Christopher Salas is a knitwear designer from Reno, Nevada, USA. He has been designing for three years, constantly finding new inspiration through various forms, from nature, to fine art, to urban and contemporary life. He currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. Pattern support: salaschris89@gmail.com

Justyna Lorkowska is a former teacher and a knitwear fanatic. She learned her first stitches from her mom when she was a teenager, but she gave up knitting soon afterwards. Having her first baby brought back her passion with great impact, and this time she also started designing knitwear for adults and children. Her patterns have been published in many popular knitting magazines and she also came back to teaching while traveling around the world... how to knit, this time. She lives with her husband and two kids in Poland. Her patterns can be found on Ravelry on the Lete's Knits designer page or on her website letesknits.com Pattern support: support@letesknits.com

Sylvia McFadden is a publisher, nerdy book-maker, photographer and knitwear designer from East Vancouver. She loves all things rustic, tweedy and her favorite colors to work with are the ones you’d find on a cloudy day near the ocean. She does all her designing in coffee shops, and she lives in a lovely little garden suite with her partner Thomas and their orange cat Bean. Pattern support: softsweater.knits@gmail.com


Anna Nikipirowicz was taught to knit and crochet as a child by her very talented mother, but without practice the skills were quickly forgotten. Twelve years ago, she rediscovered her skills and an obsession was born. Around three years ago, Anna started designing; her designs are regularly featured in craft magazines and books. Anna is also a knitting and crochet tutor, teaching across the UK. This provides her with wonderful opportunities to share all that she has learned over the years and meet many amazing crafters. You can find Anna in her online home: www.moochka.co.uk Pattern support: info@moochka.co.uk

German knitwear designer Isabell Kraemer creates everyday items for modern knitters. Loving the outdoors, she is heavily influenced by nature; and those who know her designs love her casual, contemporary pieces that all come with a little twist. Known for creating garments with seamless, top down construction (often with fantastically executed stripes), we love that her designs are casual, enjoyable and non-fussy to knit, and easily flattering to a range of body types. Isabell has a knack for taking the simplest of elements, working them into classic shapes, and creating a fresh take on the everyday sweater (and shawl,.... and yes, even a cape) Pattern support: grasfleckenbylilalu@gmail.com

Dieuwke started knitting at a young age, learning the magic her grandmother worked every time she created a garment for one of her children or grandchildren. Since childhood, she kept the knitting close to heart, picking it up at regular intervals. Working in digital marketing by day, knitting and designing are her main hobbies and second job. She loves trying out new constructions and techniques, which often results in new design inspiration. Her main focus is on functional wardrobe additions that she would use herself, generating a wide range of women’s garments and accessories. Pattern support: patternsupport@knitterskitchen.com

I’m Suvi Simola, a knitwear designer from Finland. I love simple, elegant and wearable knits with clever details. I’ve been designing knitwear since 2007 and besides self-publishing, my designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective and in several books. I live with my family in Southern Finland where I fill my days with knitting, designing and everyday chores. Whenever I have spare time, I love to take photos, play piano and take long walks with my dog. Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/suvi-simola www.suviknits.com Pattern support: suvisdesigns@gmail.com

Woolly Wormhead is a Hat architect. With an instinctive flair for unusual construction and a passion for innovation, Woolly Wormhead is a designer whose patterns are trusted and celebrated by knitters all over the world. As a designer, Woolly is driven by a need to create and develop her understanding of 3D form. Communicating her ideas and sharing her specialized knowledge with her audiences is key to Woolly’s success as a designer. Woolly’s high quality pattern writing ensures perfect results, teaches new skills and encourages us all to become Hat architects. www.woollywormhead.com


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Aubrey Lace

BFL Soft Sock

Tibetan Singles

Silkpaca

Comfy Merino

Bouncy Sport

Comfy DK

Tweed Merino

Lino

Silky Mohair

Tibetan DK


Tyrrell DK Comfy Aran Comfy Aran

Cashmerino

Silky Singles

Mini Bundle Mini Bundle

Merino Singles

Featherlite Merino

Bouncy Merino

Cria DK

Tough Sock

Rolada


LACE WEIGHT

FINGERING WEIGHT

Aubrey Lace Weight: Lace/2 ply Fiber: 55% Bluefaced Leicester, 45% silk Yardage: 600 m/656 y per 100g Lush blend of BFL and silk which takes the dye beautifully, for subtle colors with a lovely sheen. It is ideal for shawls and lightweight garments.

BFL Soft Sock Weight: Fingering/4 ply Fiber: 100% superwash Bluefaced Leicester Yardage: 400 m/437 y per 100g A soft version of superwash BFL. Perfect for lightweight sweaters, shawls, scarves, and colorwork projects.

Featherlite Merino Weight: Lace/2 ply Fiber: 100% superwash merino Yardage: 1200 m/1312 y per 100g Superwash lightweight merino which takes the dye perfectly for vivid semi-solids as well as artistic color play. It is great for lightweight shawls, scarves or even a sweater.

Bouncy Merino Weight: Fingering/4 ply Fiber: 100% superwash high twist merino Yardage: 365 m/399 y per 100g Fabulous high twist merino which is hard to resist. It’s very bouncy and a dream to work with. An excellent choice for lightweight sweaters and shawls, scarves.

Silky Mohair Weight: Lace/2 ply Fiber: 72% mohair, 28% silk Yardage: 499 m/546 y per 50g Luxurious lace blend of mohair and silk is wnderfully suited for shawls and lightweight garments.

Cashmerino Weight: Fingering/4 ply Fiber: 80% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere Yardage: 400 m/437 y per 100g A soft and fairly durable yarn. A touch of luxury for any project.


Comfy Merino Weight: Fingering/4 ply Fiber: 100% superwash merino Yardage: 400 m/437 y per 100g Superwash merino which is soft and durable. It is great for scarves, shawls and lightweight garments. Merino Singles Weight: Fingering/1 ply Fiber: 100% superwash merino Yardage: 366 m/400 y per 100g This single-ply superwash merino takes dye beautifully, for vivid and gorgeous colours. A lovely choice for shawls and lightweight garments. Mini Bundle Weight: Fingering/1 ply Fiber: 100% merino Yardage: 6 x 80 m/87.5 y per 20g A set of 6 mini skeins of Merino Singles. Fun for striped accessories or any other forms of colorplay. Rolada Weight: Fingering/4 ply Fiber: 75% merino, 25% nylon Yardage: 425 m/465 y per 100g Sock blanks which are perfect for dyeing gradients, stripes or some wild colorful combinations. Merino/nylon blend makes them durable and ideal for knitting socks. Silkpaca Weight: Fingering/plied Fiber: 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk Yardage: 400 m/437 y per 100g Lush blend of baby alpaca and silk which takes the dye beautifully, for vivid and gorgeous colors with a lovely sheen. Perfect for shawls and lightweight garments. Silky Singles Weight: Fingering/1 ply Fiber: 70% merino, 30% silk Yardage: 366 m/400 y per 100g Single-ply superwash blend of merino and silk - colorful, soft and luxurious. A great choice for shawls and lightweight garments.

Tibetan Singles Weight: Fingering/1 ply Fiber: 65% superwash merino, 15% yak, 20% silk Yardage: 480 m/525 y per 120g Deliciously lush blend of single-ply merino, yak and silk which dyes perfectly and results in dark colors with a lovely sheen. Wonderful for sweaters and shawls, scarves. Tough Sock Weight: Fingering/4 ply Fiber: 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon Yardage: 400 m/437 y per 100g Blend of superwash merino with nylon, ideal for vivid semi-solids as well as artistic colorplay. It is a classic yarn made to the highest specification and produced for both handle and durability. Especially suitable for socks and other hardwearing garments. Tough Sock Mini Weight: Fingering/4 ply Fiber: 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon Yardage: 85 m/93 y per 20g Mini skein of superwash merino with nylon. Just like its regular sized "sister", particularly well-suited for sock knitting and hard-wearing garments.


Tweed Merino Weight: Fingering/4 ply Fiber: 85% merino, 15% rayon Yardage: 400 m/437 y per 100g A fabulous blend of superwash merino with viscose nups which creates unique texture. A beautiful choice for scarves, shawls and lightweight garments. SPORT WEIGHT Bouncy Sport Weight: Sport/6 ply Fiber: 100% superwash high twist merino Yardage: 300 m/336 y per 100g Sport weight "sister" to Bouncy Merino. This superwash high twist merino takes dye perfectly for vivid semi-solids as well as artistic colorplay. Show it off with accessories or lightweight garments. DK WEIGHT Comfy DK Weight: DK/8 ply Fiber: 100% superwash merino Yardage: 225 m/246 y per 100g Classic superwash merino ideal for vivid semisolids as well as artistic colorplay. Knits up beautifully into comfy garments and accessories. Cria DK Weight: DK/plied Fiber: 100% baby alpaca Yardage: 200 m/219 y per 100g Baby alpaca is a lustrous and silky natural fibre that is soft and luxurious. It is warmer than wool, not prickly, and bears no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Tyrrell DK Weight: DK/plied Fiber: 100% Polwarth wool Yardage: 225 m/246 y per 100g This New Zealand wool is similar to merino, but its long staple fibers are worsted-spun to produce a yarn that is silky and smooth - sleek, springy and lustrous with good stitch definition. It takes the dye well, resulting in strong and vibrant colors. Great for colorwork and for any accessory or sweater.

Tibetan DK Weight: DK/plied Fiber: 80% superwash merino, 20% yak, 20% silk Yardage: 225 m/246 y per 100g A luxurious blend of merino, yak and silk which takes dye beautifully, for vivid and dark colors with a lovely sheen. A lovely choice for sweaters and shawls, scarves. ARAN WEIGHT Comfy Aran Weight: Aran/plied Fiber: 100% superwash merino Yardage: 166 m/182 y per 100g This superwash merino takes dye perfectly for vivid semi-solids as well as artistic colorplay. A must-have for cozy winter sweaters and accessories. All yarns can be purchased online at martinslab.com, in the studio and from retailers around the world.


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