Category: Yarn

Featured Yarn 40 | Omega Cotton #5

I’ve just finished summer project with Omega #5 Cotton and must admit that I’ve got an absolute new favorite yarn to work with!! I really have no idea how I’ve “existed” without Omega’s yarn, seriously! ;o)

This cotton has exceptional quality, texture and durability and just perfect for summer & spring crochet projects. Each ball is 1.76 oz 164 yards and comes in 21 colors (I wish Omega would have more colors).

 

Omega Cotton5 Details

Omega Cotto5 Color Card Omega Cotton5

Fiber Content: 100% cotton
Yardage: 1.76 oz (50 g)/164 yd (150 m)
Gauge: 26 sts = 4” (10 cm) with US #3 (3 mm) knitting needles; C/2 2.75 mm crochet hook
Weight: Thread weight (#0 Lace)
Care: machine washable

 

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P.S.: I’ll show you a new design just in a few (I traditionally, still need to sew buttons and take the pictures).

Now I’m hurry back to my book routine ;o)

Have a lovely day and see you soon!

Featured Yarn 39. Omega Trigo. Cotton

What a lovely mercerized cotton with such interesting texture! Mona sent me a skein of Trigo to try and I liked this yarn so much (and 2 designs for my book already made with this one ;o). The only thing, they had not enough colors of this yarn. But now some bright and lovely new colors added, yay! This yarn is great for delicate blankets and kids garments as well and for modern and fun projects.

 

Omega Trigo

Omega Trigo Ball

Fiber Content: 100% mercerized cotton with a rustic look  
Yardage: 3.52 oz (100 g)/295 yd (270 m)
Gauge: 27 sts = 4” (10 cm) with US #3 (3 mm) knitting needles; C/2 2.75 mm crochet hook
Weight: Sport weight (#2 Fine)
Care: machine washable

Available colors:

Omega Trigo Color Card

 

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Featured Yarn 38. Patons Silk Bamboo. DK Weight

What a lovely yarn I’m working with now for a project for my book (guess which color I’ve chose ;o) If you never worked with Patons Silk Bamboo I would highly recommend this yarn!

  • Luxurious blend of silk and Viscose from bamboo—marvelous drape, supple softness and an elegant sheen
  • Colors are vivid and on-trend
  • Knits and crochets beautifully, stitches slide effortlessly
  • Bamboo is an eco-friendly fiber

 

Patons Silk Bambool

Patons® Yarns   Patons Silk Bamboo Color Card

Fiber Content: 70% viscose from bamboo, 30% silk  
Yardage: 2.20 oz (65 g)/102 yd (93 m)
Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) with US #6 (4 mm) knitting needles; 16 sc x 20 rows = 4” (10 mm) with G/6 4 mm crochet hook
Weight: DK weight (#3 Light)

 

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Featured Yarn 37. Debbie Bliss Andes. Alpaca & Mulberry Silk Blend

Looks as I’ve got a new addiction… I’ve just finished a gift for my special friend – Meringue cowl, knitted with Debbie Bliss Andes and must to admit that I completely felt in love with this yarn, such a gorgeous fiber gem from Debbie Bliss!! For velvety softness and lustrous sheen, make sure to discover the wonders of superb "Andes" yarn, you will love it for sure! By combining luxurious cultivated mulberry silk with super soft baby alpaca, Debbie has created a lovely option for all your DK-weight projects. You’ll revel at the luscious feel of this yarn as you knit and crochet with it and when you wear it next to your skin in sweaters, scarves, shawls & more. Beautifully crafted in Peru of 65% baby alpaca & 35% mulberry silk.

Fiber Content: 65% Baby Alpaca, 35% Mulberry Silk
Yardage: 100 m (110 yds) per 50 g (1.75 oz)
Weight: Light (DK)
Gauge (st./4 in.): 22 stitches/4 inches
Needle Size(s): US 6 (4 mm)
Made In: Peru

Debbie Bliss Andes Skein Debbie Bliss Andes Shade Card

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great places to buy: Yarn Market, Webs, Jimmy Beans Wool and make sure to check Revelry.

 

P.S.: And for your knitting pleasure, the Meringue Cowl pattern is almost finished and will be available for download for free just in a few (well, this afternoon to be exact ;o)

Featured Yarn 36. Valley Yarns Southwick. Pima Cotton Blend

This Italian import combines the softness of pima cotton with the beauty and drape of bamboo fiber. Valley Yarns Southwick is a joy to knit and the feel improves even more once finished. This yarn is perfect for spring and summer knitting basics as well as more intricate stitch detail. 

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Valley Yarns Southwick Ball Valley Yarns Southwick Color Card

Fiber Content: 52% Pima Cotton, 48% Bamboo   
Yardage: 105 yards per 50 g (1.75 oz)
Gauge: 2 stitches = 1 inch on US #5-7 needles.
Weight: Worsted
Made In: Italy
Care: Hand wash with Eucalan.

From the catalog: “gorgeous pima cotton blended with ecofriendly bamboo. fabric will be lightweight and drape nicely. cables and textured stitches will show beautifully.”

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places to buy: Webs, Ravelry and make sure to check eBay stores.

Featured Yarn 35. Trendsetter Yarns Flamenco. Ruffling Mesh Yarn

New for 2011: Flamenco by Trendsetter – ruffling mesh yarn. A flouncy styled
ribbon that when spread open, looks like a fisherman’s net, Flamenco is a truly
unique yarn. By knitting the top edge, it opens up to about 3 inches and creates
beautiful openwork ruffles. You can use Flamenco alone or with any other plain
or textured yarn.

I’ve just ordered mine. Can’t wait to play with ;o)

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 Trendsetter Flamenco Scarf Trendsetter Flamenco Color Card

Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic  
Yardage: 40 yards per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Gauge: 2 stitches = 1 inch on #13 needles…makes cool ruffles.
Weight: Chunky/Bulky
Made In: Italy
Care: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry. Cool iron. Do not bleach. Dry clean without
trichloroethylene.

DIRECTIONS
Spread open mesh. Turn mesh sideways. Turn end back to hem. Knit through
open woven box at edge one hole to one stitch. See video tutorial HERE.

Trendsetter Flamenco Yarn Trendsetter Flamenco Scarf1

Use this for scarves, wraps, trim on garment edges, bridal accessories …well
anywhere you want a ruffle. The possibilities are endless! 

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great places to buy: here (grab a deal!), here and here just to name 
a few.

Featured Yarn 34. Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima. Cotton

I am working with Ultra Pima from Cascade and must admit I felt in love
in instant ;o) This is super soft DK-weight Pima Cotton with a wonderful
feel and sheen. With 220 yards per skein and lovely range of colors this
machine washable cotton works  just perfect for almost any spring and
summer project.
Cascade Ultra Pima

Cascade Ultra Pima SceinCascade Ultra Pima Shade Card01

Cascade Ultra Pima Shade Card02 Cascade Ultra Pima Shade Card03
Pima cotton is also called Extra Long Staple (ELS) cotton. It is considered
to be one of the superior blends of cotton, and is extremely durable and
absorbent. This pima cotton is grown in Peru, which is where pima cotton
originated.

Ultra Pima has strong vibrant colours, and the yarn has a sheen which
gives knitted garments a beautiful finish.

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where to buy: here, here and here just to name a few.

Featured yarn 33. Crystal Palace Bunny Hop. Angora Blend

What do you get when you take the 2 supersoft microfibers of acrylic
& nylon and add a touch of rabbit angora? Lusciously soft Bunny Hop
Solid yarn from Crystal Palace. Ideal for baby & children’s clothing as
and for  adult garments and accessories! Made of  50% acrylic,  42%
nylon and 8% angora and works  terrifically  used alone or combined
with its multi-hued cousin Bunny Hop Print.

Fiber Content: 50% micro acrylic, 42% micro nylon, 8% rabbit angora  
Yardage: 113 yds/50 g (1.75 oz)
Gauge: 4.5 – 5 sts = 1” 4.5MM (US #7-8) 
Weight: Worsted

Crystal Palace Bunny Hop BallCrystal Palace Bunny Hop Title

Crystal Palace Bunny Hop Color card 1Cristal Palace Colors Card Print

Machine wash cool water on gentle cycle or hand wash  -  Dry Flat
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great places to buy: here (some colors on great sale!), here,
here and make sure to check eBay stores.

Featured Yarn 32. Crystal Palace. Cotton Chenille

With a wonderfully fuzzy,  plush texture, “Cotton Chenille” from Crystal
Palace is a terrific choice for  kinds  and  your clothing  and home  decor
projects. Often called knittable velvet,  its short, thick pile is dense  and
knits up and crochets extremely well using basic stitches like garter and
stockinette and in textured cabling too. Great  used  alone in sweaters,
coats, tops, even toys.

Fiber Content: 100% Cotton  
Yardage: 98 yds/ 50 g (1.75 oz)
Gauge: 16 sts = 4” 4.5MM (US #7) 
Weight: Heavy Worsted

Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille BallCristal Palace Cotton Chenille Solids

New Solid Colors for Fall 2010 and Printed Colors:
Cristal Palace Cotton Chenille Solids 2010
 Cristal Palace Cotton Chenille Print

Cotton Chenille is also available in undyed in hanks. Cotton Chenille
is ready to dye, tied for  dyeing in hanks.  See Information here on
yarns for dyeing
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ShoppingCartgreat places to buy: here (grab a deal!), here, here and
make sure to check eBay stores.

Featured Yarn 31. Plymouth Yarn Co. Oh my! Nylon

You know I’m pretty partial to natural fibers. But there are times when
you really want a synthetic for its non-allergenic, easy-care properties. 
I took one look, one feel of Oh My! by Plymouth and understood how it
came by its name.

Fiber Content: 100% Nylon  
Yardage: 70 yds/ 50 g (1.75 oz)
Gauge: 3 3/4 sts =1” 6MM (US #10) 
Weight: Bulky
Plymouth Oh my! Ball  Plymouth Oh my! Color Card copy

This is INCREDIBLY soft and supple yarn! Make everything for baby with
this, from  washcloths to jackets.  The  only thing…  please keep in mind
that due to small yardage per ball this yarn is enough pricey for projects
like blankets …but I bet  every little wonder will ADORE it ;o) This yarn is
machine washed and gently dried.

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great places to buy: here, here, here and make sure to check
eBay stores

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