Susan Gibbs and Knit Purl, a home run.

Last Tuesday night was a home run. Susan Gibbs, founder of Juniper Moon Farm (and the woman who brought us all the fabulously soft Herriot yarns) came to visit us.  While on her way to Seattle to throw out the first pitch of the Mariner’s annual “Stitch and Pitch” game, she took a three-hour detour to Portland to share her fresh fall trunk show and incredible new yarns with us at Knit Purl.When asked why she chose Knit Purl Susan explained, “I love Knit Purl.  It feels exactly perfect.It’s perfectly curated and it has the fabulous Portland vibe. The great sensibility of my fall patterns for Moonshine and the amazing  colorwork possibilities with Tenzing Sport  were a match for the Knit Purl knitter.”

We’ll be featuring both yarns this fall. Moonshine is a worsted weight in heathery tones–blended of 40% merino, 40% alpaca and 20% silk.

Tenzing Sport is a super soft, bouncy combination of 85% extra fine merino and 15% yak.

While swatching with mini-skeins, attendees had a sneak preview of these new Juniper Moon Farm yarns.  And although the summer heat is sweltering, the fall collection samples were tried on by many.  Is it hard to get people into wool sweaters mid-July?  According to Susan, no.  “Knitting is empowering. Knitters lay up for compliments.  They get excited about it.  They own it. “

And own it they did.  Enormous thanks to Susan for sharing her fun, her fashion and her fastball with us!

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July 29, 2013 by Nathaniel Potts
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