What Can I Make With That? Mirasol Winqu

What Can I Make With That? Mirasol Winqu

Experience the luxurious blend of nature's finest fibres with Mirasol's Winqu yarn. This exquisite yarn, named after the indigenous Peruvian Mapuche word for "wave," embodies the graceful flow and rich heritage of Peruvian textiles. With its blend of 85% Tanguis Organic Cotton and 15% Silk, Winqu offers a unique combination of softness, strength, and sheen that elevates your knitting and crochet projects to new heights of beauty and comfort.

About Mirasol Winqu

Winqu is not just a yarn; it's a journey into the heart of Peruvian craftsmanship. This two-ply yarn is delicately spun, creating a delightful thick-and-thin texture that adds depth and character to your creations. The natural variations in thickness give your projects a visual allure, making every stitch a work of art. The blend of cotton and silk in Winqu offers a range of benefits for your projects. Cotton provides breathability and comfort, making Winqu ideal for wearable items like lightweight tops, shawls, and summer accessories

In addition, Tanguis Organic Cotton, known for its exceptional softness and durability, forms the backbone of Winqu. Sourced sustainably from Peru, this cotton variety ensures that your creations are not only luxurious but also eco-friendly. The addition of Silk brings a touch of elegance and lustre, enhancing the overall look and feel of your finished pieces. Together, these fibres create a yarn that is as beautiful to touch as it is to behold.

Pattern Ideas

Summery Tops - For Knitters

Gushy Garter Tank by Park Williams

This simple square neck tank designed by Park Williams of Park N' Knit is the perfect pattern for Mirasol Winqu. With it's modest aesthetic, the textured aspects of Winqu make it perfect for vamping up the Gushy Garter Tank with a little oomph.

In order to make the Gushy Garter Tank in size XS (S, M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) you will need 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins of Mirasol Winqu in the colour of your choice. You will also need 4mm circular needles*, stitch markers, an extra needle in a similar size for a three needle bind off and a tapestry needle.

*cable length will vary based on size

Magna Flora by Alisa Hartzel

See our store sample here.

"Magna Flora is a circular yoke, flower inspired sweater. It has
a simple but striking lace yoke that is a pleasure to have on the knitting needles. It is knit seamlessly from the top down. The sleeves have minimal finishing, are separated at the underarm and are knit separately. A simple touch of lace adorns the flattering hem." - Alisa Hartzel

In order to make the Magna Flora by Alisa Hartzel in size 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7, 8), you will need 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins of Mirasol Winqu to make the short sleeve version, or 3 (3, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins of Mirasol Winqu to make the 3/4 length sleeve version. You will also need 5.5 mm and 4.5 mm circular needles, stitch markers, a tapestry needle, stitch holders, scissors, and blocking tools.

Summery Tops - For Crocheters

Summer Vine Tee by Emilie Young

The Summer Vine Tee designed by Emilie Young of Wavelengths Crochet is an adorable addition to your summer wardrobe.

"The Summer Vine Tee crochet pattern is an excellent beginner crochet pattern using (US terms) single crochet, treble crochet, and the mesh stitch. Made with aran/worsted weight cotton yarn, it’ll keep you warm on those still cooler days, but cool on those breezy hot days! " - Emilie Young

To make the Summer Vine Tee in size X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large, 3X-Large you will need 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8 skeins of Mirasol Winqu in the colours of your choice. You will also need 4.5mm, 5.5mm, & 6.5mm crochet hooks.

The Two Colour Tank Top by Thread Maker Studio

In order to make the Two Colour Tank Top in size XS, S, M, L, XL, you will need 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4 skeins of Mirasol Winqu for the main colour, and 1, 2, 2, 2, 2 skeins of Mirasol Winqu for the contrast colour. You will also need a 4mm crochet hook, scissors, and a tapestry needle.


There are so many more pattern options out there. I suggest searching Ravelry for patterns that use a worsted or aran weight cotton yarn, such as these patterns

Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just beginning your fibre journey, Mirasol's Winqu yarn opens up a world of creative possibilities. Explore the rich texture, vibrant colours, and exceptional quality of Winqu as you embark on your next knitting or crochet adventure. From intricate lacework to cozy sweaters, Winqu lends itself beautifully to a wide range of patterns, allowing you to express your unique style with every stitch. 

Happy knitting/crocheting!

-Mariah Ricciuto, Owner & Dyer, Good Grief Yarn & Provisons

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