New to the shop: Tea Cakes and Cobasi

The other two yarns that recently arrived from Hikoo are Tea Cakes, and Cobasi.HiKoo’s newest addition, Tee Cakes, is constructed using strips of re-purposed tee shirts.  The material is primarily cotton.  Tee Cakes feature 75 yards per cake, and there are between 225 and 300 grams per cake, depending on the width of the strips. Each cake is as individual as the t-shirt it was made from, and is $16. tea cakeJulie quickly crocheted a soft sided yarn bowl with a couple of colors of this “yarn”.  The FREE pattern for the Crochet Candy Basket is available in the shop.  And, this can be worked up in a single afternoon, making it a great candidate for a last minute handmade gift.Hikoo’s Cobasi is a great wool-free fingering weight sock yarn for sensitive folks. Knitters and the lucky people they knit for, have long clamored for a wool-free sock yarn, something that wouldn’t irritate or overheat.This yarn is a COtton, BAmboo and SIlk blend that also has a generous amount of elastic nylon for strength. It comes in 50 gram hanks and a wide range of colors, making it a perfect candidate for warm weather color work. Soft and machine washable, this will also be a go-to for hardy baby garments.  The skeins have 220 yards and are $7.50 each. cobasiThe color range is generous, and the pattern suggestions on Ravelry include everything from shawls and socks to baby clothes.  We hope that you'll have a chance to visit the shop so that you can get a chance to check out these new yarns while the selection is at its best.