Book Yarn, Part III
Published On: October 24, 2012

Today, Malabrigo.

Now while I’m guessing no one was surprised to see orange yarns in the last Book Yarn post, I bet the same can’t be said for blue.  I’ve long been…let’s say hesitant…about blue.  It just seemed like such a safe choice when there was all that orange and yellow and gray out there to flirt with.  But Malabrigo, Malabrigo has made a believer out of me.  These are too pretty to resist.

On the right is Arroyo in the color Azules.  Arroyo is a superwash merio.  I used it for the Ruction cowl and mitts in Rabble Rousers and am still smitten with it.  You may have noticed, if you’ve been paying alarmingly close attention, that all the sock-ish yarns have been on the right in these photos.  I think that’s likely a very good sign that these (despite saying sportweight on the label) may well have become some socks in the current book.

On the left is Sock in the color Impressionist Sky.  This is another lovely superwash merino.  And again, if your suspicions lead you to believe that this might be a non-sock project, I wouldn’t argue.  I’ve seen some lovely socks made from this yarn, but for my money, you’re better off using a yarn of this thickness and this composition somewhere other than in shoes.  Somewhere where you can see the pretty and revel in the softness!

Oh, and while we’re here, don’t forget to go to the previous post for a chance to win a copy of Sock Yarn Studio and a skein of the yarn used in my project!  Comments close on that tomorrow, and I don’t want you to miss out!

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