Very few of these are left -- the yarn was discontinued, alas.
We don't usually stock a lot of yarns that are heavier than lace weight and fingering weight -- well, we want yarns that can "play" well with beads. But sometimes a yarn comes along that really sings to me -- and if then it turns out that we have lots of patterns with beads that can be made with it.....well, you can guess the rest.
This is a wonderful yarn from Shibui, called Merino Kid as it is made up of a 55%/45% blend of kid mohair and merino wool.
You can just imagine how delicious it feels.
Each skein has a generous 218 yards (200m) to its 3.5 ounces (100 grams) and a suggested gauge of 20 stitches/ 26 rows to 4" (10cm) using US 7 (4.5mm) needles.
As a wonderful plus, the two fibers seem to take the dye just slightly differently, so each of these are very much what we call an almost-solid. There are variations of hue in each and every one of the colorways we got in and this gives it such a lovely depth and vibrancy of color -- I wish you could see them in person.
We got in a wonderful variety of nine colorways.
On this page we show four warm colors that look excellent alone or together. Here they are, in the order of the photos below:
Wasabi, is a lovely blend of greens with the emphasis on the lighter touch-of- yellow greens of spring.
Bark is a rich deep brown, some dark, some lighter, a wonderful match for the trunks of the trees in the forest.
Honey is a really striking mix of golds -- the photograph missed something about it. It is a gorgeous blond mane after a summer at the seashore. It is golden browns mixed with golden golds, all melding together in a stunning way. I am not a great fan of golds normally but this one is really lovely.
And Pagoda is a rusty orange, again with variations of tone, some approaching red-orange and some staying light. The overall look is glowing.
If you are considering a design like Jackie E-S's Bi-Directional Lace Strips Stole which needs a total of about 675 yards DK or light worsted weight yarn with 225 yards in each of 3 different colors -- A (light tone), B (medium) and C (dark) -- this could be perfect! Yes, the yardage is just a touch off, but I am inclined to think one skein of each would work just fine. We like Wasabi-Bark-Honey and also Pagoda-Bark-Honey. There are photos below of each triplet set.
Or consider some of the other wonderful patterns we have for DK weight yarns -- all of Catie's Diamond Girl creations, Sivia's Knotty Scarflet, Fiber Dreams' Leaves, Jane's Starry Night Shawl, Susan's Legolas, Heidi's Mermaid -- oh, I could go on and on and on. Email me if you'd like more suggestions -- or just put "DK weight" in the Search engine and explore the patterns that come up.
Big smiles here.