Karastan has released several new styles and colorations that put an updated twist on the classic wool styles you know and love—including new tufted wool products that bring the sophistication and quality of wool to a lower price point, as well as wool blends that combine all the attributes of soft, durable and environmentally friendly wool with the wonderful texture and stain-resistance of blended fibers. As we walk through each of these new styles, hear from Brittany Stanley, the designer behind some of Karastan’s most beautiful products.
French EncoreThis delightful large-scale plaid is available in both subtle and contrasting colorways. The pattern loop woven in 100% New Zealand wool offers incredible softness and durability for fashionable and comfortable living areas that retain their beauty.
Riveria StriaDesigned as a companion product to Patola, a classic Karastan product with a flame stitch, Riveria Stria is a linear product that uses the same yarn products that Patola uses. But where Patola has a chevron stitch pattern, Riveria Stria is a linear pattern that has a bit of ribbing. Inspired by ikat designs and current fashion trends, its Karaloc woven pattern exudes innovative modern style.
HatherleighWith its high-low loops made of 100% New Zealand wool, this tufted wool style conjures images of the heathered European countryside. It offers both two-tone and solid colorways in fresh hues to coordinate with current design trends. A traditional loop pattern with beautiful coloration, Hatherleigh comes in heathered colors and solids, as well as styles that offer a mix of both.
Kingston HillThis tufted wool carpet has a two-tone, fine-point style for a tailored, sophisticated look that isn’t offered in any of Karastan’s other woven wools. Large, textured loops in heavy contrasting yarns give this tufted wool style its distinct scalloped stripes. This 100% New Zealand wool beauty brings texture and linear energy into any space of the home.
Braided CharmAlternating rows of bulky and fine yarn in high and low loops create a ribbed effect that mimics corduroy. Up close, this tufted wool looks as if the yarn is braided. The variety of grayed neutral hues in 100% New Zealand wool is on trend with today’s style preferences and a unique product according to Stanley.
With new colorations, tufted wool products, and wool/SmartStrand blends, these new wool styles provide an updated twist to classic patterns and colors which Stanley says was exactly the goal.