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Yarn Review: Pima 100

February 16, 2017

Cotton is usually a little harder on the hands to work with due to it's inelasiticity but Pima 100 is a joy to knit with!   Maybe it's due to the smoothness of the yarn.  Pima 100 glides so easily off the needles without being too slippery and wasn't at all splitty. 

Pima 100

The swatch was knit using size US 7 bamboo needles.  The fabric was a little loose so if you like more structure, going down a needle size may help. The fabric is soft and light with great stitch definition and feels so nice next to skin. Pima 100 is a great yarn to work with in warmer weather.  

 

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Yarn Review: Merino 130 Compact

February 02, 2017

A first!  A merino wool designed to reduce fuzziness and pilling!  

Merino 130 Compact

The above swatch was made using size US 4 (top) and US 5 (bottom) metal needles. This yarn is so much fun to work with!  It glides right of the needles, is not too slippery and is not at all splitty. The tight ply gives excellent stitch definition and makes this yarn so springy.  The fabric produced feels has a nice elasticity and a bit of weight to it and is next to skin soft.  We're going to put this yarn through some washings to see how well it holds up so stay tuned. 

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Yarn Review: Swans Island All American Collection Sport

January 28, 2017

We just love Swans Island All American Collection Sport! It's a 2-ply yarn that is perfect for colorwork.

Swans island all american sport

Rambouillet wool has a nice, rustic yet soft feel. It's surprisingly light and lofty. The above picture is from a shawl made using All American Sport.  Size US 7 metal needles were used and the yarn just slid right off the needles - such a joy to work with!  The yarn has a beautiful tonal quality that is not that pronounced in the skein but works up so lovely!

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Yarn Review: Remix Light

January 17, 2017

Remix Light is sure to become a favorite!  It's soft, light, has a slightly tweedy look and is so nice to work with. 

The above swatch was made using size US 5 needles. The yarn glides off metal needles yet is not slippery. Unlike many cotton yarns, Remix Light is not hard on the hands. The fabric produced is next-to-skin soft and has a great drape due to the linen and silk. Remix Light will be a go-to yarn for warm weather garments and accessories. 

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Yarn Review: Wild

January 07, 2017

Have fun with Wild

Yarn Review Wild

Wild is soft, light and lofty. The above swatch was made using size US 11 needles. Wild is slippery so bamboo/wood  needles are recommended. Note that Wild is difficult to rip back due to the 'fur'.  Use it alone or strand Wild with another yarn to create a unique look.  

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