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Koigu KPPPM

Koigu’s KPPPM (Painter's Palette Premium Merino) is here in brilliant colors that have to be seen to be believed. This incredible, hand painted, 100% merino wool fingering weight yarn offers a vast range of variegated shades that lend themselves to absolutely stunning projects such as shawls, scarves & socks. Made in Canada

Listen to episode 334 of Ready, Set, Knit! where Kathy talks with Taiu Landra about the history of Koigu.

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/175yds
Gauge:
7 sts = 1" on US 3
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
$14.00 hank Discountable
  • P825 In Stock 12 hanks $14.00
  • P111 P111 - New! In Stock 17 hanks $14.00
  • P207 P207 - New! In Stock 4 hanks $14.00
  • P454 P454 - New! In Stock 5 hanks $14.00
  • P470 P470 - New! In Stock 14 hanks $14.00
  • P530 P530 - New! In Stock 5 hanks $14.00
  • P108 In Stock 21 hanks $14.00
  • P115 In Stock 31 hanks $14.00
  • P117 In Stock 7 hanks $14.00
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  • P139B In Stock 13 hanks $14.00
  • P163 In Stock 12 hanks $14.00
  • P205 In Stock 35 hanks $14.00
  • P210X In Stock 19 hanks $14.00
  • P225 In Stock 19 hanks $14.00
  • P311A In Stock 12 hanks $14.00
  • P317S In Stock 26 hanks $14.00
  • P319 In Stock 23 hanks $14.00
  • P320 In Stock 26 hanks $14.00
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  • P329 In Stock 17 hanks $14.00
  • P331 In Stock 3 hanks $14.00
  • P344 In Stock 21 hanks $14.00
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  • P409 In Stock 27 hanks $14.00
  • P441 In Stock 7 hanks $14.00
  • P444 In Stock 2 hanks $14.00
  • P447 In Stock 17 hanks $14.00
  • P453 In Stock 20 hanks $14.00
  • P466 In Stock 9 hanks $14.00
  • P517 In Stock 28 hanks $14.00
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  • P536 In Stock 12 hanks $14.00
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  • P621 In Stock 18 hanks $14.00
  • P636 In Stock 20 hanks $14.00
  • P637 In Stock 22 hanks $14.00
  • P718B In Stock 9 hanks $14.00
  • P809 In Stock 35 hanks $14.00
  • P815 In Stock 28 hanks $14.00
  • P821 In Stock 25 hanks $14.00
  • P839 In Stock 23 hanks $14.00
  • P850 In Stock 20 hanks $14.00
  • P853 In Stock 40 hanks $14.00
  • P854 In Stock 18 hanks $14.00
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  • P860 In Stock 25 hanks $14.00
  • P863 In Stock 13 hanks $14.00
  • P872 In Stock 50+ hanks $14.00
  • P916 In Stock 10 hanks $14.00
  • P924 P924 In Stock 23 hanks $14.00
  • P930 In Stock 29 hanks $14.00
  • P950 In Stock 19 hanks $14.00
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4.7

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        5.0

        Beautiful Scarf with Koigu KPPPM

        By Jeanette

        from North Chesterfield, VA

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        Pros

        • Beautiful Color
        • Short Color Changes
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            My one and only experience with KPPPM was to make my granddaughter a scarf for Christmas 2013. I used P320, and the colors were beautiful. The yarn is very soft and felt wonderful in my hands. Only problem: the pattern was lace, so I blocked it and it grew about 12 inches. I just read in Yarn Harlot's blog that this growth is usually due to the knitter's not blocking a swatch. I thought gauge wasn't important when knitting a scarf, but maybe it is. Maybe the scarf should have been done with different size needles. SO, if you make something with this yarn, do a swatch and block it to check the size. My granddaughter still loves her scarf; she likes it long.

            I used the leftover yarn for a Moebius Necklace for myself, and I love wearing it.

            I didn't notice any bleeding of color when I soaked the scarf.

            I enjoyed working with this yarn and would buy it again.

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            4.0

            socks might need 3 skeins

            By yarnisis

            from Lake City, Fl

            Pros

            • Colors Colors Colors

            Cons

            • Smallish Skeins

            Best Uses

              i love koigu, have for years. only caveat i have is to be sure to get enough or knit your socks from the toes up :-)

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              5.0

              FAVORITE!

              By JPweaver

              from Oregon coast

              Pros

              • Color
              • Short Color Changes
              • Sock Yarn
              • Soft
              • Washable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarf
                • Socks
                • Sweater
                • Weaving

                I knit at least two dozen pairs of socks with Koigu, but I can't resist the colors! (They are rich and variable, with a very short color change every few inches, sometimes every inch, and sometimes wonderful speckles.)

                It's a wonderfully soft merino, which is even softer after washing. The recommendation is hand wash, but I use cold wash and rinse and the "delicate" cycle in a front loader, hang to dry.

                I'm a slow and inefficient knitter to my knitting was not keeping up with my purchases. Then I thought of weaving. I put on a trial warp and made a shawl. Koigu almost never has knots—in 200-300 skeins I might have found three ply knots—and it's strong for its weight. I was careful, but while other knitting yarns have been problematic, I have never had a Koigu warp thread break.

                The weaving comes off the loom a little stiff, then I wash it, hang it on a wooden rack to dry, and the next morning, it's heavenly!

                I like that this is a woman-owned company, too. Accept no substitutes—and there are many trying to copy Koigu's unique and rich colors.

                Koigu used to be very hard to find, but I am so glad to find WEBS carrying it! I will buy lots more as soon as I make a tiny dent in my stash!

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