Anzula yarn is fine. Not like fine=that will do, more like fine=refined, smart, exquisite. The fibre blends are super lush and the colours are rich and varied. If you remember, the folks from Anzula came for a visit back in June. They came all the way from California to show me their yarns up close and personal. I really appreciated being able to see all the yarn qualities and especially the array of colours, and now, 4 months later, you too can get up close and personal with some of my favourite picks from that visit. It was so difficult to choose. A hard job – but somebody has to do it!
Here are some of the wonderful, new treasures from Anzula that have made they’re way to the Knit Cafe.
For Better or Worsted, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 182m, $32.50
top – elephant
bottom left – aspen, right – denim
top – seabreeze
bottom left -madam, right – teal
top left – pesto, right – clay
bottom left – kale, right – natural
top left – shitake, right – lenore
bottom left – emerald, right – seaside
top – violet
bottom left – hyacinth, right – paradise
Mini skeins of For Better or Worsted, $3.25 each ↑
and mini skeins of Cloud, $3 each ↓
if you’re wondering what to do with mini skeins look here and here
Cloud is a light fingering weight yarn but a similar soft blend to the For Better or Worsted. There are great big skeins too – 525 metres big, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon for $32.50.
Very high on the decadent scale is Mermaid – it’s made with seaweed!
60% seacell (that’s fibre made from seaweed) 40% silk, 640 metres for $43.
This lace weight yarn will make wonderful shawls and scarves.
top – chiva
bottom left – shitake, right – herb
left – lenore, right – seaside
top – red shoe
bottom left – avocado, right – emerald
…and then there is Breeze! It comes pre-caked.
Another lace weight yarn made up of 65% silk and 35%linen. 685m is $37
top left – storm, right – madam
mid left – cocoa, mid right – elephant
bottom left – aqua, right – emerald
On the same day the Anzula came we also received a box from Berroco. Berroco has a talent for making beautiful basics. A great example is Ultra Alpaca (seen below). Alpaca and wool blended into a sweet worsted weight yarn with great heathered colours. Ultra Alpaca is only $11 for 198m. It’s a wonderful sweater yarn!
I’m pretty excited about all these new additions and all the things they might grow up to become.