We loved the Highland Handmades’ Sugar Maple Sock so much, another Highland Handmades base has just landed! The Black Ash Worsted, a 60% Merino-40% bamboo blend, is 300 yards per skein (note that you should hand wash and dry flat). The bamboo in this blend gives the yarn a gorgeous sheen and a lovely drape that you don’t get from a pure wool.
The skeins are just $23 each (which, I might add, is a screaming bargain for 300 yards of worsted), so grab a few skeins for gift knitting and, what the heck, a few as gifts for yourself, too.
To get you started, we’ve picked out a few project ideas that will get you ready for holiday gifting (I know, I know — it’s early, but projects take time!):
One Skein Slant
The free Jasmine Scarf pattern from Purl Soho is a two-skein (or however many you like!) project. But it’s one that is sure to be beloved and worn frequently. And if it’s not, knitting law says you can take it back. (OK maybe not, but it should.)
Camellia Leaf Hat
The free Graham pattern uses a mistake rib to produce a highly textured look, perfect for this gender-neutral slouch. One skein is all you need!