When Lorajean of Knitted Wit Yarn called and said she would be delivering our latest order of yarn in person, I was so excited! Not just for the yarn, but to see the self-proclaimed “sassy girl” Lorajean Kelley in person again. Remember her trunk show? Lorajean is a pleasure to work with, and her personal attention to detail and service goes above and beyond. If you’re planning on attending Stitches West later this month, stop by Booth #1041 and say hi for me!
Don’t these colors make you want to be knitting on a beach somewhere?! Clearly I am so excited about the new colors we have in the Polwarth Silk DK yarn. Luxury meets cheerful in this line of sumptuous and lively yarns.
What is Polwarth, you ask? It is an Australian sheep breed resulting from the cross of Saxon Merino and Lincoln sheep. According to Clara Parkes in Knitter’s Book of Wool:
The Polwarth produces a truly lovely fleece that rivals Merino in softness and has a marvelous crimp and good elasticity…[it has] an enhanced drape that performs beautifully in shawls.
Aly knit up a Cedar Leaf Shawlette in the Cedar color way, and it is stunning. This yarn would also knit up beautifully in either of these hat patterns: Helm by Stephen West or Oxidize by Ysolda Teague, both available in print at the shop.