Watchet & Claudia Hand Painted Yarns

I’m using the Curls preorder to introduce the patterns and yarns from the book. I’ll be featuring a new pair each day. Most of the yarn companies have donated lovely prizes, so come back every day to see what’s new!
 Watchet in F-55 from Claudia Hand Painted Yarn 

8 claudia hand painted smallYou all know I’m a fan of things being tidy and orderly.  I keep my books in alphabetical order and line them up with a ruler.  My yarn is carefully sorted, and so is my tea.  I like things to be arranged just so.  So it should be no surprise at all that I love the patterning on this Curl.  The lovely little motifs interlock like beautiful tiles.  They march along in perfect, even rows, each one nestled against its neighbors.  Its unreasonably satisfying.  If you’ve ever found yourself itching to straighten the books at someone else’s house, I think you’ll love it too.

And I’m absolutely positive you’ll love the yarn.  Claudia Hand Painted Yarns are all delightful, but this one is a particular favorite.  It’s 55% silk and 45% merino, and it’s put together in a special way.  It’s made with six very very tiny plies.  These are first twisted up into three bundles of two, and then all three of those are twisted together to make the finished yarn.  The result is a magnificently bouncy, lively yarn with great shimmer from the silk.  It looks absolutely amazing knit up.