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Beatrix

The cozy and soft 54% extrafine merino, 30% angora bunny, and 16% nylon binder (to keep the angora from little fuzzy "fly-a-ways"), is exactly what we need to use for a cozy garment this fall or winter!

The double cowl shown in the right sidebar used 2 skeins, but 1 is enough for a cowl that wraps around the neck just once. And this uber soft and luxurious yarn is great for really sensitive skins.

The uber cozy vest took 8 balls and fits many sizes. It is a super simple knit perfect for when you want a no brainer project to pick away at! And while I haven't added sleeves (yet, anyway), it would be a simple vest to add sleeves to if you prefer a sweater. If you purchase 8 balls of a color to knit this vest, I will not only send the 6 line instructions, but send you a refund for a 15% discount on the yarn! I like to think of lots of knitters enjoying a cozy garment knit from this yarn!

3-3.5 sts/inch on US 9-11, we knit up a gauge swatch using US 10.5s and loved it. Pre-blocking the gauge was 4 sts/inch and post blocking it was 3.25 sts/inch. I subjected the swatch to 100 vigorous rubs to see how it would hold up before I let them ship it to me. No pills and no flyaways, so they shipped last week and we have it in stock today (8/23/20)!

This is a "blown-in" yarn, which means it is constructed in a way to make for a light weight and insulating fabric that is not dense and bulky. You can get a sense of that if you compare the fact that these 50 gm balls have 109 yards in them at this big a gauge (compare to Mecha that knits at this same gauge but the skein which weighs twice as much has only 30% more yardage (100 gms has 130 yds).

The angora content of the yarn makes it even warmer and more insulating than a 100% wool yarn (angora, which is the fiber from certain types of fiber producing rabbits, is 14 times more insulating than wool)!

Featuring 109 yards and a cozy soft hand.

There is a lovely poncho pattern, a great baby blanket, and a hat/scarf kit, which the soft pink color is perfect for if you want to do something for October's "Breast Cancer Awareness" month.

 

Price: $19.99/sk


Beatrix

claret, lapis, pine

rose, ivory, sepia (I know, it's not what I think of as sepia, either!)

marble (light grey, not shown), slate, onyx

jasper, moss

eggshell, agapantus (lavendar), blue jay

 

 

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