The Urth Uneek fingering weight hand-dyed yarns is here. This is an extrafine superwash merino with nylon. What is remarkable is that this self-striping patterning is from hand-dyed yarn! The colors are beautiful, rich jewel tones that really don't come across on a computer screen. The hand on this yarn is very silky-soft.
I got it for socks:
but it can be used for shawls:
It does knit with an interesting pattern when just knit:
The yarn is sold in skeins of 435 yards and is knit on 1 - 3 US with a gauge of 7 - 8 sts/inch.
This really is a beautiful yarn to see and touch. I am really excited about this new product.
We been working hard to come up to models for the folks who bought the "So Fond of Rainbows" 20 skein yarn pack. It was decided that the original sweater pattern needed much modification. That's exactly what we've been doing since the P J Party. We are knitting the pattern in two ways. One is cuff to cuff (as is the pattern but with a reasonable armhole depth) the other is side to side. Either version needs you to calculate a sweater that will be custom made just for you.
Here's the cuff to cuff:
Here's the side to side:
Either sweater design requires an accurate stitch and row count. The stitch and row count is up to you. You have to decide what you like in a gauge. My gauge is 7 sts/inch and 9.5 rows/inch on a 3mm needle. I like the fabric that this gauge yields.
I've chosen the side to side model because I can have a shoulder seam and there are several sleeve options open to me.
These decisions, and more, will be yours to make on Saturday January 27, at 10 in the morning. See you then.
The ZickZack Scarf that I have been knitting in the shop only has a bit more to go. The color 'rotation' is not uniform (what I was hoping for). This makes for a non-repeating color pattern across the scarf.
As I observe how this is working using three colors of fingering weight yarn, as long as you like the colors of yarns you choose and there is a contrast in colors, it will work.
This is a scarf that will also work with scraps of fingering weight. Never have to worry about color repeats with scraps!
It really does have the Italian designer M****ni look.
Hunt Country Yarns is a store in The Plains, Virginia, that specializes in yarn, knitting and crochet supplies, needlepoint, and spinning. If this is your first visit to HCY, welcome! I'm Bob Kelly, owner and yarn guy, and I'm glad you could join us here for a bit of what passes for my wit and wisdom. Stop by here or the store any time your knitting or stitching itch needs a scratch.
Bob has a background as a knitter, designer, and teacher and he loves to share with his customers all he knows about the world of fiber and design.
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