This worsted-weight yarn that I spun reminds me of one of those lovely Scandinavian villages painted in lots of different bright colors. Even the white of the snow is included in the yarn. The colors are bright and cheerful. As I was spinning the batts, I loved watching the progression of colors, and knitting it will be just as delightful.
The colors include lemon yellow, light blue, chartreuse, another really bright chartreuse, deep orange, bright red, magenta, a bit of white, and a touch of black. The yarn is made of 90% merino and 10% bamboo fiber. I did not include any sparkle in this one.
I think this would be great as a cowl or hat set for anyone, but I think it would be especially nice as a hat or mittens for a little boy. See below for a couple possible patterns. I have not used these patterns, but I think they would go well with the yarn.
Yarn Weight: Heavy Worsted or Aran Weight
Wraps per Inch: 9
Yards per Pound: 528
Length in Yards: 130
Ounces/Grams: 4 ounces/115 grams
Rec'd Needle Size: 7-9 US
Rec'd Hook Size: I-9 to K-10-1/2 US
Spinning Style: Gently thick and thin
Contents: 90% merino, 10% bamboo
Colors: lemon yellow, light blue, chartreuse, another really bright chartreuse, deep orange, bright red, magenta, white, black
Instructions: Wash in cool water by hand and air dry.
The last photo shows a sample I knit up from a singles version of this same yarn.
Mittens - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-childrens-mittens
Hat - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/be-loving
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Unless otherwise specified, your yarn will come as a hank, which is basically a large loop. This is the best way to store yarn because there’s no tension being placed on it. Before you begin to use it, however, you will need to wind it into a ball or cake or you will end up with a tangled mess. The best way to do this is with a swift and ball winder. However, you can use the arms of a patient friend or just put your yarn over two dining chairs back to back and wind it into a ball by hand. If you don’t have a swift and you plan to use the yarn fairly soon, I would be happy to wind your yarn into a cake for you at no extra charge. Just mention it in your note to seller when you check out.
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