Sunday, January 27, 2008

SILKY MERINO-A DREAM YARN

The long wait is finally over, well at least half over. We received only half of the order we placed in November. This is the Malabrigo Silky Merino that is 50% silk and 50% merino and 100% heavenly. The colors are very vibrant because of the silk and the feel is very soft because of the merino. It says dk but you can knit this yarn easily to worsted weight. I knit a swatch on 6 needles and got almost 5 to an inch. The hank is 150 yards and it takes about 2 to make a scarf. Price is $12.00 each.
This lovely piece is knit in Arlene's Purples on a size 8 needle. I am doing the fishtail lace pattern from "365 Knit Stitch Calendar". I have finished one half and knitting the second half separately, then will kitchener the two pieces together. This is so the pattern is facing the same direction on both ends. Very interesting.
The yarn is a delight to knit with, no splitting or other problems. Haven't found any knots in it so far. The brilliance of the colors is due to the silk content. It is just as wonderful as the original worsted weight Malabrigo. Our afghan knit along is progressing and the members are having fun selecting new patterns and stitches to try out. The photos I have seen on our yahoo group are wonderfully inventive. Combinations not seen before. We are having a good time posting to each other and admiring others squares.

Please come by to see this elegant and sensual addition to our yarn mix.

1 comment:

Sock Knitter said...

Congrats on having ANY yarn named after you -- but such a yarn as Malabrigo, AND SILKY TOO? I am GREEN with envy!!!!

PLEASE tell me you sell online somewhere?? I NEED THIS YARN!!!!