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Madelinetosh Sport, Malabrigo, and Shibui

Photo: Sheri Berger
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 in Pattern Links, Shop News

We have more of your favorites up on the website tonight! We’ve just added in:

- Madelinetosh Sport - now available in more than 80 colors. This is a great weight yarn in beautiful colors. I made the “And So Are You” shawl out of Madtosh sport, and bought myself 3 other colors in double skeins for future projects. Double skeins because I’ve been on such a shawl kick. But this yarn would also make wonderful socks and sweaters, too. (Shown here in Dried Rose.)

- Malabrigo Finito - a once-a-year base in 100% Pure Superfine Merino. This is the finest luxury wool available commercially in Uruguay and comes to market just once a year. We’re already hoping that Malabrigo will have it back again next year. It is a luscious fingering weight, in 50 g. (200 yard) skeins. (Shown here in Aguas.)

- Shibui - re-stocks in Staccato, Baby Alpaca DK, patterns and books. I’m currently working on the Cabled Rib Wrap pattern, which uses a strand of the Baby Alpaca held with a strand of the Silk Cloud. It is beyond wonderful to work on.

- Universal Cotton Supreme – in new colors! Look for Lemon, Terra Cotta, Holiday Red, Salmon, Seafoam, Lime, Holiday Green, and Dutch Blue. I made a sweater out of this wonderful yarn and I can confirm that it is indeed completely machine washable and dryable. If, for example, your sweater turned out too big and you wanted to shrink it? Not going to happen. I know that’s good news for most of you wanting to use this yarn. For me? Not so much. I really needed that sweater to shrink. (Shown here in Dutch Blue.)

- Woolen Mill Street – Corriedale Roving in all kinds of tempting colorways. Time to spin! (Shown here in Grapes.)

Need a few pattern suggestions for these yarn choices? Try the CopyKat Shawl or┬áthe Spring Garden Tee with the Madtosh Sport. Finito would be lovely in the Lizzie Bennet Shawlette or Rockywold Fingerless Mitts. And how about the Miette Cardigan or a Zoe Cardi, (which I need to re-knit in the correct size) in the Universal Cotton Supreme? Also fun – a window full of Happy Flower Decorations with a Spring Robin on the side. What do you think?

Sheri theairconditioningwentonthisafternoon.

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