Book Yarn, Part IX
Published On: August 19, 2011

I know.  Trust me, I know.  That’s an awful lot of pink.  There are even pink blotches in the background (that would be my rose bush, the most neglected and most prolific rose bush you’ve ever seen…and no it’s not blooming now, I took all of these pictures one evening in June and have just been posting them as I go along ever since).  I don’t normally do pink.  But for these two, I’ll make an exception.

On the left is Hazel Knits DK Lively in the color Cotton Candy.  It’s a 90/10 merino nylon blend and it is magical.  It’s wonderfully round and bouncy.  I’m more or less convinced it’s the perfect yarn for just about anything.  Thick socks, snuggly hats, sturdy mitts, even (if you’re that type of knitter) sweaters and baby goods.

On the right is Hazel Knits Piquant Lite in the color Chocoberry.  This is another 90/10 merino nylon blend, and it is absolutely perfect for socks.  It’s got nine tiny little plies (similar to Handwerks’ Super Sock Plus 8 or Dream in Color’s Everlasting) which makes for fabulous stitch definition.  It’s also nice and skinny for those of you who like fine sock  yarn.

I was lucky enough to visit the Hazel Knit booth at Sock Summit.  Seeing all that yarn in one place was pleasantly staggering (and yes one came home with me).  I also got to meet Wendee, and she is an absolute delight.  I’m thrilled to be using her yarn in the book!

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