Book Yarn, Part V

KCC3 is debuting soon (next month!) and I want to take a bit of time during the lead up to show off all the delightful yarns I’ve used in the book.  So without further ado, yarn.

5These charming bits of fluffy goodness are from Shibui.  Shibui does something awfully nifty.  They have a range of fabulous yarn bases, and a set of lovely colors, and the colors carry over from base to base.  That means if you want to combine yarns in a single project, you can do it with confidence.  It’s really rather magical.  It’s actually something I’m playing with for a project down the road, but that must remain a secret for a while yet.  However, I do have a few non-secret Shibui projects, to show my love, including a hat and socks from KCC2, and some socks from the very first book.  Apparently when I find something I like, I stick with it!

On the left, you’ve got Staccato in Raspberry.  This is a 70% merino, 30% silk blend that makes delightful socks.  The silk is every bit as sturdy a reinforcement as nylon would be (so your socks will hold up well), but rather more luxurious.  And it gives the yarn a lovely sheen.

On the right, you’ve got Silk Cloud in Ash.  This is a fluffy bit of confectionery.  It’s 60% mohair, 40% silk, and wispy doesn’t even begin to cover it.  I think the project I made with this weighed in at something like 17 grams.  And yet, because the mohair traps so much air, it’s actually amazingly warm.  I can’t wait to show you the project for these, every time I show someone the book in person, it’s the one that people go most nuts over.

If you’re looking for the other yarns used in this book they’ll show up here as they are posted.