Book Yarn, Part III
Published On: May 23, 2014

KCC3 is debuting soon (next month!) and I want to take a bit of time during the lead up to show off all the delightful yarns I’ve used in the book.  So without further ado, yarn.

3These beautiful yarns are from String Theory.  I may just have a little String Theory addiction problem obsession.  I’ve visited (twice).  My last two socks were made with String Theory.  Um, and the socks on the cover of Ne’er-Do-Well Knits.  Oh yeah, and some socks and a hat from KCC2.  Oh and there may well be another secret project I can’t tell you about yet.  Or possibly two of those.  So basically, they can do no wrong, and I love everything they do.

On the left, you’ve got Bluestocking in Mead.  It’s 80% Bluecaced Leicester and 20% nylon, giving you a sock that’s sturdy and slinky and all around smashing.  I’ve got it worked up into a pair of lovely socks (you’ll be seeing a lot of these socks in a week or two if all goes according to plan actually…), but it would work just as well mitts (the structure and composition would mean it won’t pill easily) or marvelously drapey shawls.

On the right, you’ve got Caper Aran in Shale.  This is the 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon blend that so many of us have grown to love for socks, all grown up into an aran weight yarn.  This has become my number one go-to fat sock yarn.  The materials and structure make it durable, String Theory’s ridiculous skill with the dye pot makes it beautiful, and its lovely size makes for the smooshiest, quickest socks you could ask for.  That said, I know you’re not all fans of fat sock yarns, so in the book, this has turned into a beautiful shawl.  You’re going to love it, I can’t wait to show it off!

If you’re looking for the other yarns used in this book they’ll show up here as they are posted.

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