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New Yarns in my LYS

My LYS which is totally tied to Sirdar has some new yarns which should not be snubbed. There is a new yarn distributed by Sirdar, manufactured in Italy called Sublime. I knew about this as I have been working on a secret project, will tell all when it is 'out' in a new knitting magazine coming soon. These yarns are

Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK
Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK
Cashmere Merino Silk Aran
Cashmere Merino Silk Aran
Cashmere Merino Silk DK
Cashmere Merino Silk DK

Extra Fine Merino Wool DK
Extra Fine Merino Wool DK


They also do a kid mohair which is about twice as thick as Rowan Kidsilk Haze.
My LYS also had the new Wendy Fusion yarn in variegated bright colourways.

154 - Saffron

154 - Saffron

151 - All Spice

151 - All Spice

152 - Fenugreek

152 - Fenugreek

I do like the new Sublime Yarns, and I will give it more of a review later when I am allowed to talk about my current project. My only criticism is the palette of colours, which I find a bit too muted, the red being the only brightest amongst them. I suppose there is a difference between the colours I like to knit with and the colours of knitwear I actually wear!

Got any yarns you think I should know about? Perhaps you are spinning and dyeing yourself. If you can spare a little send it to me, I will stick up a fair review of it. if it isn't your own yarn, do let me know about things you have 'skeinspotted' yourself.

Knitting Tips and Tricks available as pdfs

By the way, you might have noticed I am updating this blog all the time. In the absence of my website (still under development) I am making as much available to people through this blog as I will eventually through the erssieknits.com website. There are pdf tutorials and notes, see under How to.... in the sidebar Some of them are notes put together to advise either students or makers that I work with and some are personal notes from my Dsign Journal. At some point I must find time to actually knit and design though instead of just talking about it. IT stuff is so addictive!

3 comments:

craftybernie said...

I found your website after a google search for Wendy Fusion.

I was wondering if you know whether it would be possible to felt this wool??? I know the content is 50%/50% Wool/Acrylic and it doesn't appear to be a 'superwash' wool from what I could see on the label.

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for posting the 'loop stitch' tutorial. I've recently been trying to find instructions on how to do this.

Best wishes..Bernie

Erssie said...
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Erssie said...

I have not tried Wendy Fusion yet. so I wouldn't know what sort of results would come from felting it. Knitting a swatch and trying it is best. However, I once felted Sirdar Bigga and ended up with a cobwebby film of fuzz that needed loads of shaving, I guessed that the wool behaved itself but the arylic sat as tangled fuzz on the surface obsucring the colour. As a result, I'd be reluctant to felt anything without a majority of fleece in it.

Hopefully Bernie will try this and let me know what the results are and I'll post them up