Monday, July 21, 2008

Rosie's Featured Yarn of The Week!

As we sit down to discuss what yarn we want to feature in the upcoming Yarn of The Week, inevitably we bring up one of the many gorgeous and varied yarns we carry that embody "green" characteristics. As a result, an earth friendly theme has permeated our choices for this summer's featured yarns. This week is no exception!

This week we are proud to feature Lorna's Laces Green Line DK. Green Line DK is a 100% certifiably grown and spun merino that is happy anywhere between 5-6 sts/inch. Hand-dyed in soft deep subtly shaded solids, it would make a beautiful garment for babies or adults. The minute we got the Knit.1 Summer 2008 Green Issue a few months back, everyone in the shop wanted to knit the featured cardigan on the cover, designed by Nicky Epstein:

As "green" ideals have permeated our daily life, the misconception that organic and earth friendly products and styles are "hippie dippie" or lack bright colors and soft fabrics has (slowly but surely) gone by the wayside. Green Line DK is no exception to this -- check out the mix of earth tones and brights featured in the incredibly soft line:

Surprise surprise -- my favorite is definitely Mirth! I could see it working beautifully in a striped cardi paired with Echo and some large vintage buttons.

The specs:

Browse online or come on in to the (air conditioned!) shop and check it out!

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