Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fibers of the Week - Sept. 23

Two fibers of the week this week! Rob's feeling generous. Both are 20% off.

The one shown above is in the shop by popular demand - Rob tells me people kept requesting this yarn. It's from the popular Ella Rae line and called Mosaic. It's fun and fluffy and a great yarn for scarves or particularly cushy sweaters. Personally, I think it would make a great addition to a freeform crochet project. It's available in 5 unique colorways. The specs:

Fiber: 55% Merino Wool, 30% Acrylic, 15% Kid Mohair

50g balls

Yardage: 88

Stitches: 4.5

Needle size: 7

Aran Weight

On to the second fiber of the week - it's a sock yarn found on our new sock yarn page. It's a terrific self striper named Indulgence and it is absolutely the softest sock yarn I've ever felt. There are two versions - one has aloe - mmmm. One of the things I've discovered over the past year is that sock yarns don't have be used for socks (duh!). It makes really soft scarfs, and a colleague of mine at work makes wonderful duster-type sweaters from self-striping sock yarns. The items look so complex because of the self-striping and they're delighfully machine washable. Here are the specs on Indulgence (one skein makes two socks):

Supersoft Machine washable sock yarn

100g 3.5oz

462 yards 420 meters

75% Extrafine superwash Merino Wool 25% Nylon

Needles US 1-2 2.5-3mm

These prices are in effect until Wednesday, Sept. 30

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