Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Yarn.

It's been a while since we shared pretty yarn pr*n photos. I promise it's been worth the wait. These two even have good names.

First up, meet Manos del Uruguay's Maxima. 218 yards of single ply worsted weight merino in ten kettle-dyed colorways that will make you want to cast on now! And Candi did. She knit up this lovely scarf (a free pattern called Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks ) in just one evening. The knitting was definitely better than the baseball that night (unless of course you're a Rangers fan)!

She used one skein and followed the pattern as written. The finished scarf measures 4-1/2" wide and 50" long. With two skeins, you could make it longer and wider and it's still a reasonable price at $12/skein.

This yarn would also be yummy in a cowl, especially one that has some texture to show off the pretty colors. Maybe this one?

And then we have Malabrigo's Rasta. 90 yards of super bulky merino, kettle-dyed and slightly felted. The colors are what you expect from Malabrigo. Super saturated gorgeous. This yarn is popular for cowls, especially Marian . But what about a lacy scarf, like this one , just out in Joelle Hoverson's More Last Minute Knitted Gifts (we'll have the book in the shop shortly).

Happy knitting!

2 comments:

  1. You know, I looked at the Malabrig today but forgot to look up to check out the Manos. Guess I'll just have to come back in. :)

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