Friday, November 4th, 2016 Posted in Crochet, General News, Knitting, New Yarn, Videos | No Comments »
Truly a classic, Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn has stood the test of time. It comes in neat little 107 yard, 50 gram skeins (we call them jelly beans). Classic DK Wool is a go-to for any knitter familiar with the line, or anyone looking for a new standard in a DK weight since it is suitable for all sorts of projects. Spun from premium grade, extra long fibers, it’s really warm and durable. Use it to knit your favorite hat, pair of socks, blanket, sweater, mittens… you get where I’m going. And if you need to find a pattern, Jo Sharp has you covered there too. Not only does she have lots of patterns specifically designed for the Classic DK Wool, but she also recommends it as a substitution for other Jo Sharp lines such as Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre Yarn, Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed Yarn, and Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn.
Speaking of patterns, check these out: This pattern for a garter stitch jacket keeps popping up on my radar, particularly the shorter version (pictured). I’d also like to point out that the majority of Jo Sharp patterns come with a second design as well. This pattern not only includes instructions for the jacket, but also a cabled hat. You can download it here- Jo SharpÂ Garter Stitch Jacket and Cabled Hat Pattern - Pattern Download
But then there’s the Jo Sharp Empire Coat - Pattern Download, which is a favorite amongst the Halcyon staff. This pattern includes instructions for the coat in two different lengths, the longer version being the red one pictured here.
Ok one more, then I’ll leave you alone… I also really like this pattern, the Jo Sharp Cable Shawl plus Unisex V-Neck Sweater - Pattern Download. I love how cozy that shawl looks. Not to mention, there are also instructions for a unisex sweater included with the shawl pattern.
So I guess if I had to sum it up (which I do) I’d say Jo Sharp’s Classic DK Wool is a stash staple. It’s versatile, durable, and affordable without sacrificing good quality. It’s not a superwash, just all natural handwashable goodness that will last for years. Looking for a specific color? You’ll likely find it. This yarn is offered in 29 solid and heathered colors, all of which we have in stock. Stop by the shop to feel the samples, or browse the color selection online. This wool is named Classic for a reason!
Plus, right now it’s on sale! Save 10% off all Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool until Friday November 11, 2016. Want a closer look? I made a quick video of this yarn up close and personal: