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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pretty Yarn

In this afternoons post I mentioned that there was lots to say today. I could save this for tomorrow or later this week but the yarn is so pretty that I wanted to share with you right away.  There are also more surprises for later this week.

I have a love for Prism yarns and especially for one of the new yarns for fall. If you aren't familiar with Prism here is some information from their website
Welcome to Prism! Since 1984 we have endeavored to bring the ultimate knitting experience to discerning knitters. We want you to love every stitch that you make, and we strive to deliver the level of quality, ingenuity and delightful surprises that will keep you knitting. 
Creative Director and founder Laura Militzer Bryant trained as a fine artist in color and textiles and is a life-long knitter. She brings her passion to creating two seasons of new yarns,colors and designs for knitters everywhere, every year.
Laura is definitely one of the top dyers in North America.  Her colour combinations are amazing!!

We've taken our divine fine merino Lace Wool and combined twelve plies to make a fabulous chunky wool with a silky hand and great yardage for the weight. Merino 12 takes dye gloriously, a shade or two lighter in general than other wools as you can see from the samples below. Stitch definition is glorious.
Merino 12
100% Merino Wool
approximately 107m (120yards) on a 100 gram skein
14 stitches = 4" on 8mm needles

Merino 12 Vest
The stitch is a Half Linen Stitch-the right side row is worked in Linen Stitch and then you purl back.  It works great in the hand dyed yarn.

Tumbleweed

Highlands
Woodlands

Denali

Yosemite

Freesia

The yarn is packed to ship to Ann so that she can knit the vest for the store. Of course I need to knit with the yarn as well to make sure it is good enough to sell in the store.  :)

While searching on Ravelry I came across the Chickadee Cowl and will be casting that on very soon.  That is once I can decide which colour I want. I am leaning towards Woodland but there is something about Freesia that is calling my name.

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