Luxury yarns with SQUISH
We’re celebrating luxurious yarns this week, and these are some wonderful luxury yarns with SQUISH. Angie takes a look at the squish factor of 4 different yarns.
Who doesn’t love luxury yarns? I first started exploring scrumptious yarns when I first started knitting about 9 years ago. I went to a craft show with a friend, and I discovered the ultimate exhilaration of silk and silk blend yarns. I was amazed by the enviable drape and stunning stitch definition they had, and when I discovered luxury wool yarns, all hope was lost – I had become, in the space of 20 minutes, a yarn hoarder.
When preparing this post, I couldn’t help but pet the yarns over and over, cooing about their softness and color. My fellow Americans might remember the ”Don’t squeeze the Charmin” commercials, and I feel like any rational person would tell me not to squeeze the yarn.
But I am not a rational person. I am a knitter and an unabashed, self-admitted yarn hoarder.
So I squished the yarn.
I chose the shade Black Cherry (116), a heathery, multi-tonal deep red shade that reminds me of the fall season where I grew up, with deep red leaves that collect in yards for kids to play in. This 100% wool yarn is very resilient and perfect for felted projects. The color palette is stunning, with contemporary jewel tones and traditional neutrals to fit any style or home decor. (Did I mention that I love this color?)
I love a good Pine (5608) shade, and this blend of wool and silk is a dream come true for an evergreen lover like me. The stitch definition that this 4 ply yarn from Cascade Yarns gives is to die for, and I can’t wait to cast on a new lace shawl. The other shades in the line include majestic purples, a contemporary charcoal, and an ice blue that will make cold weather fans sing for joy.
This 100% silk, sport weight yarn is a wonder to behold. This shade, Antilope (29422), has a stunningly golden shine that would be beyond perfect for a holiday gift knit. It’s super soft and smooth, and it’s just begging to be made into a luxurious scarf or cowl for a special someone. Did you know that silk is ounce for ounce, warmer than wool?
This yarn is absolutely stunning. A 50/50 blend of baby alpaca and mulberry silk, it’s one of the softest and smoothest yarns you’ll ever lay your hands on. It’s a worsted, aran weight yarn with a sumptuous shine that’s fantastic for a luxury shawl project; this shade is the stunning Cinnabar (1615).
I love these yarns, and I cannot wait to cast on projects later this week. I’m obsessed with these warm, seasonal shades; I’ve been waiting all summer for them!
What luxury yarns do you love?
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Last updated: August 10th, 2017.