Coming off of the fun that was the Miss Babs Trunk Show a few weekends ago, we now have a lovely shipment of her Yet base. This base is probably one of my favorites that she carries! Yet is a heavy lace weight bordering on fingering weight, meaning that it’s great for all sorts of lace projects, especially if you find the super fine yarns a little intimidating. As a wool/silk blend, this yarn offers up plenty of sheen. What makes it really unique, though, is its almost “rustic” nature. While by no means a rustic yarn in the traditional, itchy sense, there’s a texture that only Yet can provide. Lastly, this yarn wears beautifully. Having knit a giant shawl out of it a few years back and wearing the thing to death, it looks as good now as the day it came off the needles. While shawls are perfect go-to projects for Yet, remember that any lace weight pattern (provided you get gauge) would be appropriate, including sweaters!
- 65% merino wool, 35% silk
- 400 yards
- 8-10 stitches per 1” on a US 0-2 (2-2.75 mm) needle (though gauge and needle size is flexible based on project)
Conifer by Laura Patterson
Vermont Shawl by Hanna Breetz
Truchas Peak by Ann Weaver
What are your plans for this great yarn?