Book Yarn, Part VIII

KCC3 is debuting soon (this month, eep!) 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.

8This lovely burst of sunshine is from the good folks at Malabrigo.  I’m guessing most of you already know all about Malabrigo (it’s that one you find yourself hopelessly drawn to when you walk into your favorite yarn shop).  And I’m guessing I love it just about as much as you do.  It’s turned a pair of fetching hats in Ne’er-Do-Well Knits, a sock and mitt in KCC2, a mitt and cowl in Rabble Rousers, and even the very first hat I ever knit.  Their yarns and colors are always delightful.

On the left, you’ve got Arroyo in English Rose.  Now I know the info page technically lists this yarn as a sport weight.  But I really, firmly, vigorously believe that can play the part of a fingering weight yarn in disguise.  It knits up into a beautiful sock fabric at 8-8.5 stitches per inch (and it’s loosely plied and airy enough that you want to knit it that firmly if you’re going to make socks out of it.  Which you totally should do.  Because wow do they look nifty!

On the right, you’ve got Rios in Sunset.  Rios is another marvelously flexible choice.  It’s a lovely, bouncy, 100% merino, worsted weight yarn.  And like Arroyo, you can knit it at the recommended gauge for a soft drapey fabric, or pack it in a bit tighter for a sturdier project.  I may have indisputable proof that it can turn into an absolutely adorable hat!

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