|December 19, 2011||Filled under Yarn|
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
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)
|August 8, 2011||Filled under Yarn|
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.
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.
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.”
|February 21, 2011||Filled under 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)
Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 40 yards per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Gauge: 2 stitches = 1 inch on #13 needles…makes cool ruffles.
Made In: Italy
Care: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry. Cool iron. Do not bleach. Dry clean without
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.
Use this for scarves, wraps, trim on garment edges, bridal accessories …well
anywhere you want a ruffle. The possibilities are endless!
|January 11, 2011||Filled under Yarn|
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
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
Ultra Pima has strong vibrant colours, and the yarn has a sheen which
gives knitted garments a beautiful finish.
|November 3, 2010||Filled under Yarn|
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)
|October 12, 2010||Filled under Yarn|
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
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.
|September 2, 2010||Filled under Yarn|
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.
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.
|August 3, 2010||Filled under Yarn|
One of my true favorite yarn for fall/winter projects and this season is not
exception. I was wonder that I did not post about Cascade Sierra yet ;o)
Sierra from Cascade Yarns is a worsted weight fiber made up of 80% pima
cotton and 20% wool. Cotton gives this yarn comfort as well as less weight.
Wool wicks moisture from skin, adds loft, memory and gives better fit.
Available in a large array of solid colors, this yarn can be used year around
for pullovers, cardigans, shells, wraps, hats, scarves, handbags and much
|May 11, 2010||Filled under Yarn|
NEW! Cotton Classic is now available in a lighter, finer version that is
perfect for lace, tanks, summer cardigans and crochet. Cotton Classic
Lite has the same luster, quality and rich color of its big sister. Fine
gauge fans will love this yarn.
Well, the yarn gurus at Tahki have done what we doubted was possible
– they’ve created a terrific lighter weight version of their ohhh so popular
Cotton Classic. Tahki “Cotton Classic Lite" has the same amazing twist
and sheen of its much beloved mercerized big sister, but it creates lighter
weight fabrics with softer drape since it’s a sport weight fiber gem. Add
that it’s also a crocheter’s dream, and you have a sensational choice for
all your lightweight tops, shawls, scarves, hats, shrugs, jackets and baby
and children’s outfits all spring & summer. Beautifully crafted in Greece of
100% mercerized cotton.
|March 31, 2010||Filled under Featured, Yarn|
If you would like to join, just leave a comment with your answer on this
post and Caley will put this link at the top of the heap and compile
“votes” between our readers. Some of the choices I included in a poll
were: Chain Craft Store, Yarn Store, Thrifty Store, Online from eBay,
Etsy, Manufacturer, Other.
For my part… Usually I order yarn online and first of all check eBay,
Little Knits, Elann and Raverly. I love to buy yarn direct from Manu
facturer or wholesale and just can’t resist when see nice and happy
colors. I am definitely yarn addict and just can’t help myself. So my
yarn stash is huge and colorful LOL!