Ooooo Caaaaanada! The wait is over: At long last we are restocked on both Sweet Georgia and Sweet Fiber yarns!
New to space — and the newest addition to the Sweet Georgia lineup of 100% merino yarns — is the Sweet Georgia Superwash Six. It’s a 6-ply bulky merino that’s washable for easy care. Each skein is $24 for 115 yards and knits up on US 9 to 11 needles (5.5 to 8 mm).
Three skeins of this gorgeous yarn would make an heirloom-quality blanket for the Introduction to Lace – Lace Blanket class (three classes coming up soon!). If you just want to give the project a shot on your own, we have hard copies of the pattern in space or, as always, you can find Wool Leaves via Ravelry.
Two more options – both cowls taught by Tanis – are the Butterfly Cowl Class (which features the No Longer A Chrysalis pattern) and Intro to Lace – Lace Cowl (which features the Featherbelle pattern). Either of these would look amazing in your favorite Superwash Six colorway.
Arthella’s pick for this yarn is Pure, a simple but beautiful shawl to show off hand dye.
Sweet Fiber has stocked us with two lighter weight yarns: Merino Twist DK and Worsted.
First, the Merino Twist DK, is 260 yards of a 100% superwash merino for $24. The yarn works up on a US 4 to 6 (3.5 to 4 mm).
It’s the recommended yarn for Tin Can Knits’ Clayoquot Toque (a free pattern!), which has hat sizes from newborn up to adult large. Pick a few colors and go to town making Clayoquot hats for everyone you know, mixing and matching the colors.
If you’re feeling the need for some fingerless mitts to ease you into spring, Laura Aylor’s Spiced Cocoa is the answer. It also happens to be a perfect one-skein project for a color you just can’t resist!
Another project you might not be able to resist in that perfect single color is Riverbank by Melissa Thomson. It’s a super wearable textured and reversible cowl that features different stitches to keep your interest as you go. There are two size options, too – a single loop or a double-loop infinity cowl.
Finally, our last Canadian import that flew south at the very end of the winter, is Sweet Fiber’s Merino Twist Worsted in even more to-dye-for colors (see what I did there?). The Merino Twist Worsted is 200 yards of 100% superwash merino and also is $24.
Pattern picks – all three hats from Melissa Thomson – include:
- Golden Pear – a sweet little baby hat that uses two colors; two skeins will make multiple hats!
- Greystone – an absolutely gorgeous cabled hat that can be worn as a beanie or slouchy. It would look amazing in any color and is another perfect one-skein project.
- Courtyard – a really fun striped, cabled unisex hat that is worked in two colors. (I totally want to cast on right now for this!)
Both of Sweet Fiber’s Twist weights are recommended for anything that needs great stitch definition, such as cables, as the ply is full of spring. J’adore! And, merci, Canada!