New Merino Silk Fingering Available! March 16, 2015 17:13

This is one of my favorite bases of all time.  So soft, so creamy, so shiny!  I've just added two new colors in this base, Unicorn Fantasy and Blue Glass.

 Unicorn Fantasy        Blue Glass

• Buttery soft and smooth
• Amazing drape
• Silky shimmer
• Lustrous shine
• Strong and durable

• 50% Merino Wool/50% Silk
• 4 Ply Fingering/Sock Weight Yarn
• 438 yds/400 m
• 3.5 oz/100 gr
• Recommended Needle: US 1-3 (2.5-3.25 mm)
• Recommended Hook: US B1-E4 (2.25-3.5 mm)
• Care: Hand wash in cool water, lay flat to dry.

This luxurious yarn is the perfect combination of softness, strength and durability. Can be used for knitting, crochet and even weaving. Wonderful for items that will be worn next to the skin.

In addition to softness, Merino Wool is known for its resilience and elasticity; silk also has natural strength and durability along with insulating properties like wool. That means a garment made from this yarn can be worn year round, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Silk also provides wonderful drape and shine. Silk drinks up dye like nothing else, making the color simply luminous.

A few weeks ago, I made a cowl using this base.  This skein was a tester for a color I did last year, and it was sitting around waiting to become something.  I thought a cowl was perfect! 

I chained 215 with an H hook, then worked in double crochet - until I discovered the extended double crochet stitch! So this is half double crochet, half extended double crochet. When I had about 3 yards left I seamed it up using slip stitch, then soaked it in cool water and wool wash. After squeezing out the excess water I just laid it flat to dry, and voilà! It's about 8 inches tall and 72 inches all the way around - it's meant to be wrapped twice.