Shelves are full of sweet offerings this month. We have reinforcement from Cascade and Berroco and Brown Sheep too, but I have a few gems I’d like to crow about in particular.
This is SUPER BULKY yarn! As temperatures plummet and we need garments that will keep us super warm -we call on super bulky. Malabrigo is known for it’s wonderful hand dyed colours and super soft yarns. Rasta is a soft spun merino that is a dream to work with and has a wonderful sheen. Our pre Christmas order came and went with reindeer like speed, so come give this batch a squeeze soon.
The stunning chartreuse pictured above is called Lettuce. Rasta has 90 yards on a skein, knits 2-2.5 sts/inch and costs $30.
This one here’s called Azules
That’s the fat news, now for the skinny!
This is a laceweight yarn, which means it is fine as fine can be. Much satisfaction can be achieved knitting with such soft, gossamer strands. Think wonderful lace knits, or loosely knit garments like the popular Featherweight or Wispy Cardi pattern. Combine it with other yarns to add colour contrast to your knits like the Knit Cafe did in the Mondo Cowl Pattern. Fancy that!
The Madelinetosh Prairie is spun from 100% superwash merino, and there is 840 yards on each skein it costs $27.50 per skein. The skein pictured above is a colour called Cosmos.
Clockwise from top left: Pop Rocks, Antler, Cove, Oak, Baltic, Candlewick
This colour is called Mare.