Archive for February, 2010

February 3, 2010

Knitwit Originals limited edition yarn being spun

vintage machine producing limited edition yarn

February 3, 2010

New Year, new yarn

The world has woken up to the fact that there is more to fibre than just sheep’s wool. My favourite new yarn is Louisa Hardings Thistle, a blend of Suri alpaca & merino. What’s Suri alpaca you ask? Well ther are two types of alpaca , hycuya & suri. Probably spelt the first one incorrect-sorry about that, but their fibre is soft, fluffy and full of air & loveliness. The suri has a much longer silkier fleece which swishes when they walk & run It’s not easy to spin by hand so congratluations to the folk in Peru who have found a way to produce such a fantastic yarn. It knits up beautifully & is silky to the skin and because it has a tweedy/heathery look theĀ  knitted fabric almost looks woven when garter stitch is used.