This week, we received a new shipment of one of our longest-running bestsellers at Loops.
Giotto is a ribbon yarn that is hand-dyed in colorways like no other.
(Purl was helping out with my impromptu photo shoot.)
“No, don’t make me choose!” she says.
Each hank has great yardage and it knits up super quick. Customers always say the same thing: It’s gorgeous! How do you pronounce it? And what can I make with it?
The company that sells it says it’s pronounced “zhatto,” with a soft “j.” I call it “gee-oh-toe.” It’s named for an Italian painter, so maybe our Italian friends can weigh in on the comments…
As far as what to make with it, I love anything with a dropstitch. The easy dropstitch really shows off the hand-painted beauty of the yarn, which you can see even better when you open up the hanks.
Here’s an example of a dropstitch scarf in Giotto by helenodriscoll on Ravelry:
And there is a really cute tunic pattern we can send you with purchase of the 4 or 5 skeins of Giotto you need to make it. Modeled her by Loops Troops member Pat “Call me!” N.:
Tracy is planning a knitalong on this tunic. For details, visit the Loopalicious ravelry page.
And just to whip everyone into a little more frenzy, let’s have a little giveaway. Leave a comment on the blog about your favorite Giotto color, and what you would make with a free skein! We’ll draw a winner this coming Thursday, Jan. 31.
To shop our Giotto selection, go here.