In Review: KPC Yarns

You know me, I like to try new things. When I was asked if I wanted to a sample box from KPC, I was intrigued. I’d never heard of this company and hadn’t tried any new yarn in a while. Besides, a little yarn tasting at my kitchen table would surely be a fun way to experiment, too.

I went about a little research on KPC, of course, so I’d know the story behind this yarn. With roots that date back 70 years ago to Shanghai, KPC has been supplying luxury garment manufacturers with merino, cotton, and cashmere, for generations. Still in the same family, KPC — or Knit Purl Crochet —  launched their hand knit yarns in 2014 and is now based out of Hong Kong.

My sample box was elegant and simple on the outside, but…

img_4253Well, it held a lot of goodies!

img_4254It contained literature as well also garter swatches for all 13 different yarns and sample balls of each yarn for me to try. So fun, right?!

And try those bits and bobs I did!

img_4267Admittedly not a super neat extravaganza here at my kitchen table, I thoroughly enjoyed trying out the four unique lines & their different bases.

My favorite by far was the Gossyp Chunky. Gossyp is 100% organic cotton.

img_4287I really loved the stitch definition and for a multi-plied cotton I had no issue with splitting the yarn as I knit.

img_4288It’s available in 3 weights,  DK, a 4-ply fingering, and, of course, the chunky.

The other stand-out in my eyes was the heavier weights of Novomerino — the aran & chunky especially.

img_4289The Novomerino is a super soft ultrafine merino sourced from Australia and the heavier weights have a high twist that makes for a very bouncy fabric that I really love. It’s also available in a 4-ply and DK weight.

The other two lines include the Glencoul blend that is 70% merino and 30% cotton, available in a 4-ply, DK, and chunky. And a 100% Mongolian cashmere rounds out the collection with lace, 4-ply, and DK weight.

img_4286They were all very fun to play around with!

Depending on the line, these yarns are available in anywhere from 20 – 60 different colorways.

img_4255As you can imagine that gives you loads of options and room for creating just the project you’re dreaming of.

These yarns are all available to purchase direct from KPC in Hong Kong. That may sound like shipping would be an obstacle for those of us in the US or Eurozone, but I’ve been told that orders do arrive in a very timely manner. Oh, and just a helpful hint, should you find yourself perusing the site, before you get going, look in the upper right and you’ll see an “HKD” — that is a currency converter. Click on it and you can change it to your currency for accurate pricing.

I hope you enjoyed this little taste of something new today! I know I had a blast trying out these new-to-me yarns. I’ve definitely got the Gossyp Chunky on my mind for some future projects — which line most interests you?

4 responses to “In Review: KPC Yarns

  1. cashmere lace? Oh my…now my keyboard is covered in drool.

    Bouncy worsted and bulky novo merino also sounds wonderful for hats and things…

    What fun that people send you stuff to try out! I think I would like that, unless I hated the stuff, that might be awkward. 😦

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