Yarn Spotlight: Cormo Worsted
We're carrying a new yarn line and we're excited to tell you about it! Cormo Worsted from Elemental Affects is 100% Cormo wool from Cormo sheep raised in the Western US.
Cormo Worsted is a long-staple, soft and crimpy wool that feels just wonderful next to skin due to low micron count of the fiber. It's worsted spun with a high twist so it is resistent to pilling (yay!)
Working with Cormo Worsted is such a joy! It glides effortlessly off the needles without being too slippery. The high twist gives this yarn a springiness that just feels so nice in your hands. It's the type of yarn that makes you want to keep on knitting!
Since it has a little extra twist, Cormo Worsted is a very stretchy yarn. What does this mean? When you measure gauge, it's best to measure under a little tension as the fabric will pull in. If you substitute Cormo Worsted in patterns that specify yarns with less resilience or stretch, you will probably need a little more yarn. Cormo Worsted also has great stitch definition.
Despite the name, we consider Cormo Worsted to be more of a heavy worsted or Aran weight yarn (4sts/inch). The above swatch was done using size US 8 and 9 needles.
Cormo Worsted is a great choice for next-to-skin garments and accessories (think cables or textured stitches like herringbone!) as well as blankets and home decor. This is sure to become a favorite!