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.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
socks might need 3 skeins
from Lake City, Fl
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 :-)
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from Oregon coast
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!