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Yarn Review: Dromedary

November 29, 2016

Camel and merino - what a wonderful blend!  Dromedary is so, so nice to work with. Soft, has a wonderful hand and glides right off the needles. Dromedary is the type of yarn that makes you want to keep on knitting!  

 Dromedary

Size US 6 metal needles were used for the swatch. The fabric produced has such a nice drape and a very luxurious feel.  Love it!

 

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Yarn Review: Filo

November 29, 2016

Let's first start by saying that we absolutely love the fabric that Filo produces.  It's light, has crisp stitches and an amazing drape. Getting there requires a bit of love but it's worth the journey.

Filo

Filo is very slippery.  Once the ball label is removed, the ball falls apart.  We recommend placing the entire ball in a zip-lock plastic bag to keep it contained.  

We also recommend using wooden needles with fairly sharp tips.  As with cotton or linen, there is no elasticity so it's a little tough on the hands.  We recommend having a nice wooly project on the side so you can give your hands a break every now and then.

If you're doing a lace pattern, placing a lifeline at frequent intervals is highly recommended as once a stitch is dropped, it unravels easily.  

Filo may not be the easiest yarn to work with but it's definitely worth it!  

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Yarn Review: Stratus

November 28, 2016

Stratus is light and lofty with a such a lovely bloom. Stratus has a chain construction which adds strength to the yarn. We recommend using a blunt tip needle as sharp needles may snag the chain more easily. The swatch was made using US 10 needles.  

Stratus

Stitches may be a little more difficult to see so it's really important to check your gauge carefully.  Also, going up a needle size or two when working with a chain construction helps with tension. Stratus would make wonderfully light, warm garments and accessories.  

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Yarn Review: Asia

November 25, 2016

Asia is a truly lovely yarn and so nice to work with.  The swatch was knit using sizes US 4 and US 5 metal needles.  The yarn is not slippery or splitty.  Glides right off the needles. Nice stitch definition. Note that the swatch grew a bit when blocked. Love this yarn! 

Asia

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Yarn Review: Cashmere de Cotone

November 23, 2016

The smidgen of cashmere in Cashmere de Cotone gives this yarn a bit of bounce so it's really nice to work with. It's much easier on the hands than 100% cotton.  It's not splitty due to the three-ply cable-like construction. The swatch was knit using US 7 bamboo needles. 

Cashmere de Cotone
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