TNNA – the Yarn

The collection of new yarns this year is decadent and delicious and I am worried about stash limitations in my house (I recently learned you can stash yarn in a bathtub).

Some of our favorite companies have come up with new lines, Skacel has a  marvelous new line called HiKoo, if you love a boucle (and I do) I highly recommend checking out the Woolie Bullie.  Speaking of boucle, Plymouth has added a new boucle version to their Baby Alpaca Grande, it has all of the heavenly softness of the original fiber, but now has a wonderful new texture as well.  We also met Francis with Cestari, his yarns are almost as interesting as he is.  Produced from sheep and a mill here in Virginia, his yarns have a tweedy look, in a variety of tempting colors.  Created from various blends of wool, cotton and silk, these yarns are sure to become a knitting staple, and if you are as intrigued by Francis and his yarns as we are, you can soon read his life story!

Many companies are producing “green fibers” and I am excited to try them all.  Kollage has a divine cotton yarn made from recycled Denim. Berroco has Remix a fantastic tweedy yarn made from recycling nylon, cotton, acrylic, silk and linen. But my favorite fiber has to be Delicato from Prism.  This yarn is made from Tencel and feels like silk.  What I found really exciting is that all of the chemicals used to create this soft and luscious fiber are captured and reused, as if the colors and texture were not enough enticement, it’s earth friendly as well!

More fibers and TNNA stories to come…..

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