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Yarn Spotlight: Opal-The Little Prince
September 26, 2013, 10:17 am
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The makers of Opal sock yarns, Zwerger Garn, has done it again and created another fun and creative new Opal collection called, “The Little Prince.” The colorways were inspired by the vivid world and characters depicted in the beloved novella, The Little Prince, by the French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. His book, The Little Prince, has been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects, and has become one of the best-selling books ever published.

Each skein contains a snip-it from the story, as well as an illustration from the original book art. If you have read the story and love sock/fingering weight yarn–this is the PERFECT product for you! Click HERE to check out the gorgeous colorways!

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Yarn Spotlight: Ultrafine Lace from Colinton Australia
September 16, 2013, 2:53 pm
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Fiber: 100% Pure Unbrushed Fine Kid Mohair

Yardage: 335

Knitting Gauge: US Size 2 (2.75 mm) = 31 sts, 40 rows (4 x 4 inch)

Crochet Gauge: US Hook E4 (3.5 mm) = 23 sts, 40 rows (4 x 4 inch)

 

Mohair is an all-season fashion fiber: in lightweight airy structures that breathe with the body for summer days, and in wonderfully warm knits for cold weather. Colinton Australia’s unbrushed mohair imparts a unique signature in your completed garment. Mohair is a naturally soft protein fiber which is enhanced by current expertise and modern processing methods.

Ultrafine Lace, from Colinton Australia Yarns, is an extremely fine and unusually soft lace-weight yarn! The 100% mohair base has the least amount of halo you’ll find around. It will conform to washing and blocking, softening to set off your most detailed lacework!

This yarn is custom made from the first and sometimes second shearing (6 months/12 months old angora kids) and it is rarely utilized in knitting yarns. The mohair is grown from the youngest Angora goats, which produce the finest of micron levels (20-25 micron)–you will NOT fine anything like it around. 

You will actually enjoy working with and wearing this mohair–give it a try today!

 

Click on the following link for FREE Ultrafine Lace patterns:

http://colintonaustralia.com/wpsite/pattern-projects