Hue Loco
Yarn

Hue Loco

My first yarn review of the New Year!  It’s fitting that it be a special one and Hue Loco is, indeed, a very special independent dyer.  This yarn is dyed by Nicole in Loveland, Colorado. Loveland is a town we seriously considered moving to a few years ago so it was fun finding out that such an incredible indie dyer is based there!

Let me tell you more about this scrumptious yarn!

Bases

Nicole dyes her yarn on many bases, including…

Mohair Lace (70% Mohair/30% Silk)

Suri Silk  (74% Baby Suri Alpaca/26% Silk)

Phyllis Sock (75/25)

Merino Sock (80/20)

Spun Sock (2-ply: 80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon)

Vintage Sock (3-ply: 80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon)

Single Sock (Superwash Merino)

Glitz Sock (with 5% Stellina)

Opal Sock (50% Superwash Merino/50% Silk)

Merino DK (Superwash Merino)

Merino Worsted (Superwash Merino)

Merino Bulky (Superwash Merino) 

Mondo Super Bulky (Fine Merino Wool)

Hue Loco just recently introduced a new line of yarn: Woolen.  This yarn is botanically dyed, 100% sourced in Colorado, and is made from 80% fine Merino, 10% Romeldale, and 10% BFL.  Woolen is currently offered in sport and worsted weights.

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Colorways

The colors created by Nicole are spectacular.  I love how she puts colors together, especially variegated colorways.  Her skeins are so brilliant, so beautiful…it’s hard to pick which one, or two, or three, to buy!  And to pick a favorite is impossible! Nicole also has a color series entitled Backyard Chickens – inspired by chickens.  So cute! Who knew chickens came in so many colors!

Availability

To find the best selection of Hue Loco, it’s best to shop directly on the website.  But this yarn is being offered by so many local yarn shops now! It’s so nice to see it pop up in more and more places!

Ease of Shopping

 The Hue Loco website is super easy to use.  And, if you follow Nicole on Instagram, you’ll see that there are very often sales on specific products.  

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Shipping Costs

Shipping on the Hue Loco site is pretty reasonable.  Discounts are not offered unless you spend at least $300.

Conclusion

It’s been a joy to watch Nicole’s business expand!  I hope to get to her shop in Loveland sometime when we’re in Colorado.  It’s open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. If you’re in the area, you should definitely make a pilgrimage to see the beautiful skeins of this Hue Loco!

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