Book Yarn, Part IV
Published On: May 28, 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.

4These lovely bits of goodness are from Blue Moon Fiber Arts.  Have I mentioned how one of the coolest things about doing these books is getting to use yarns I love?  So it should come as no surprise that Blue Moon has found its way onto my needles before.  There were the socks and shawl in the first KCC book, some socks in my very first book, and some even earlier socks.  I’ve apparently been smitten for a long time!

On the left, you’ve got Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Saffron Surprise.  STR mediumweight has been one of my favorite fat sock yarns for pretty much forever.  It’s 100% superwash merino, super round (the tightly twisted 3-ply structure helps with that) and bouncy, and has the density you want in something subjected to the abuse a sock yarn sees.  Plus, it comes in 6oz/400 yard skeins (so many of the yarns I like for thicker socks need two skeins to do a pair of socks) and all of Blue Moon’s amazing colors.  You really can’t go wrong.

On the right, you’ve got Marine Silk Sport in Spores.  This is a very interesting yarn.  It’s 51% silk, 29% merino, and 20% sea cell (which seems to be seaweed turned into rayon).  It’s drapey and slinky and shimmery and really quite fun to work with.  I’ve not seen anything quite like it, and it was great fun to play with!

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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