Category: Yarn

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


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.”


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

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! 


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

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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

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


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

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

Machine wash cool water on gentle cycle or hand wash  -  Dry Flat
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

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.


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

Featured Yarn 30. Cascade Yarns. Sierra. Cotton blend

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)

 Cascade Sierra Info copy

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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


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

Featured Yarn 29. Tahki Cotton Classic Lite. Cotton

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.
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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.

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

Where do you buy yarn?

FaveCraftBlog is having a new feature: Monthly Craft Question. This
month’s question: Where do you buy yarn? Tell us about your yarn stash!
Pictures welcome.

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. 
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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!

Oh and I am in Etsy Ocean Mists treasury! Thank you so much to
Sarah for such Lovely treasury!! I’m so in love with this color too!

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