Saturday, January 24, 2009

Craving something sweet?

Check out this newly arrived yarn, Ruca Multy [sic] from Araucania. It's a scrumptiously soft hand-dyed yarn with the gorgeous drape and silky sheen of bamboo . . . but what's it made of?
That's right, it's made of 100% sugar cane! You get a solid 263 yards to 100 grams, and it comes in the clorways above (top-bottom): pink/coral/yellow (#5), lilac/green/orange (#7), teal/grey/tan (#9), and mint/pink/powder blue (#12). Araucania suggests 5 1/2 stitches to an inch on a size 4 or 5 needle, but I knitted up a swatch on size 3 needles and scored 6 stitches/inch, which is about as loose as you'd want to get with this drape! Ruca Multy would make a delicious tank or dress, a lace scarf, a baby sweater . . . or dessert. Give it what ya got, sugar!


jeannette Stgermain said...

I love the sugar cane yarn!
I'm in love with the Koigu Mill End Socks
question- size is medium -which shoe sizes does medium include? (have a size 6 1/2, but wide foot). Thanks for writing me back, jeannette

knithappy said...

The mill end socks should fit a size 6 1/2. I have made the socks and I am a size 7. They fit very well. Thanks for writing!