Monday, August 2, 2010

New Yarn!!!!

A while back I asked members of the online Sock-aholic group what type of fibers they would like to have in a sock yarn - and here's why!

Introducing: Sock-aholic Sweet!

I'm so excited to be rolling this out! :-)

Sock-aholic Sweet is our new fingering weight yarn which has been created exclusively for Knitters Brewing Company. It is a super soft blend of 60% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon, 15% Bamboo, and 10% Silk.

This yarn has a wonderful feel to it. It's a 6-ply (3 by 2 plies) fingering weight yarn, that knits to the same gauge as our original Sock-aholic (7 to 9 sts/inch on size 1 - 2 needles), and it is hanked at approximately 390 yards. It has a beautiful sheen due to the silk content, and the bamboo adds a light airyness and moisture wicking properties that make this a great year round sock yarn.

We are currently offering Sweet in 8 cool colors, and tomorrow I'll be announcing our new KAL which will feature this awesome yarn!

Now... why is it called Sweet you ask? One reason is that when I got my hands on it for he first time , I said, "This is SO Sweet!" The other reason is more in keeping with our shop's cocktail theme. When we were on vacation in Barbados earlier this year, one of the guides told us that people on the island don't get drunk, they get "sweet!" How perfect is that?

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