New in store: Shibui Cima March 14, 2015 – Posted in: New in Store, Project Ideas


We recently added Shibui Knits Cima to our growing collection of lace weight yarns and we are in love with this gorgeous blend of fine baby alpaca and merino.  Cima combines sharp stitch definition with buttery softness and can be held single, double, or triple, to create smooth fabrics with clean lines, perfect for modern garments. Available in a palette ranging from vivid brights to calm neutrals (23 colours in stock). Try Cima on its own for airy lace pieces, or combine it with a coordinating Shibui yarn like Linen or Silk Cloud to create your own ultimate blend.

Here are a few project ideas to inspire!

June Bride Shawlette by Lidia Tsymbal


(Photo: Lidia Tsymbal)

The June Bride Shawlette is a weightless and airy little wisp that is delicate and beautiful enough to gift to a bride or to wear as a guest to a summer wedding.  We can also see this paired with more casual outfits as a go-everywhere warm-weather accessory.

Arnhem Loop by Silke K.


(Photos: Okei)

Arnhem Loop is a simple recipe for a very versatile infinity cowl which can be worn in many different ways. The original pattern uses an Isager lace-weight alpaca yarn but the version shown above uses 2 skeins of Cima in main colour (Ivory) and 1 skein of a contrasting colour (Fjord). We love the simple, nautical feeling of this one.

Monochrome | Aperture by Kirsten Johnstone


 (Photos: Shibui Knits)

Focus in on this sophisticated cardigan from designer Kirsten Johnstone. Shibui Linen and Cima combine into a fabric with contrasting characteristics — crispness and drape. Wear this piece open, allowing the clean I-cord edges to ripple softly along the front, or wrap and fasten into a sleek, modern shape, complete with an asymmetrical collar.

Aviendha by Melanie Berg


(Photo: mairlynd and MillieMilliani)

 Aviendha is an asymmetrical, two-colored shawl, worked entirely in garter stitch. Instructions are simple but the result is stunning. A great opportunity to experiment with colours and contrasts.

Mix No. 20 by Anotnia Shankland


(Photos: Shibui Knits)

Narrow stripes intersect at perpendicular angles in this striking cowl. An unexpected pop of color is right on trend. Cima and Silk Cloud held together give No. 20 its lightweight yet warm and incredibly soft fabric.

– Melissa