Thursday, July 21st, 2016 Posted in Crochet, General News, Knitting, New arrivals at Halcyon Yarn, New Yarn, On Sale | No Comments »
by: Sierra Roberts
Get that pinkie up in the air, because this yarn is fancy!
The name says it all: Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette Yarn. This is a top quality luxury yarn that meets two of my biggest criteria – it’s both versatile and affordable. It is soft enough for the most discerning baby, and also boasts a fiber content that will impress the most discerning yarn snob (you folks are in good company, don’t worry).
This yarn is comprised of 75% Merino Wool and 25% Mulberry Silk. Mulberry Silk is widely known as the highest quality silk available on the market. This is due to its long individual fibers which, when spun, create a smooth, even, lustrous yarn. Paired with Extrafine Merino Wool, the yarn has a slight spring to it and tends to be a little more forgiving than a pure silk blend. When knit up, the fabric is slightly cushy, has beautiful drape, and just enough shine to make any stitch pattern pop.
Speaking of how well this yarn highlights texture, I’m currently madly in love with the Jo SharpAriel Double Moss Sweater - Pattern particularly the sample knit in our color 0780, Marigold. I love the all over moss stitch, especially when shown on such a wearable, simple garment. Despite the hot weather we’ve been having here in Maine, all of us are fighting over who gets to snuggle with the sample. Which brings up another great thing about this yarn…
It’s suitable for any season! Knit a tank or t-shirt for summer and you’ll stay comfortably cool. On the other hand, if you’re thinking warm and cozy I can’t imagine a nicer yarn to cuddle up in.
If you happen to remember Jo’s Alpaca Silk Georgette, you might be interested to know this is the yarn that replaced it, so the patterns are interchangeable. It knits up similarly, but the finished garment will be a little lighter and softer than with the Alpaca Silk.
I think everyone will be interested to know that this yarn comes in 24 beautiful colors. So head on over to our page for Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette Yarn! If any of them strike your fancy, they’ll be on sale for 10% off through next Thursday, July 28th (midnight EST).
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