Book Yarn, Part IX
Published On: June 6, 2014

KCC3 is debuting soon (next week, eep!) 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.

9These cheerful offerings are from SweetGeorgia.  SweetGeorgia does amazing colors.  Rich, saturated, intense colors.  The colors that bolder, braver people than I manage to use in their houses and I always think it looks fabulous and am secretly jealous.  And while I can’t pull it off in my house, thanks to SweetGeorgia, I can totally manage it in my stash!  And I’ve been loving it for a while now.  I used it for my Sock Report socks, for socks and a hat in KCC1, and for socks way back in the very first book.

On the left, you’ve got BFL Sock in Pistachio.  This is an 80% blue-faced leicester, 20% nylon blend, and it makes smashing socks.  BFL totally has that sturdy, slightly crunchy, properly woolly feel that I like in socks.  I don’t know how to say it other than that it feels knitterly in the best possible way.  And yes, yes that totally is the yarn I used for the socks on the front cover.

On the right, you’ve got Merino Silk Aran in China Doll.  This is a 50% merino, 50% silk mix, and I’m smitten with it.  It’s got 8 plys, and they’re twisted up into 4 pairs, which are then all twisted up with each other.  The result is super bouncy, without being heavy at all.  It’s absolutely delightful!

And that brings us to the end of the book yarns (if you’re looking for the other yarns used in this book they’ll can all be found over here)!  Which suggests it’s just about time for the book itself, don’t you think?  Details of the preorder will all be going up on Monday, and the preorder itself will open Tuesday.  I can’t wait for you to see it!


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