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Ciao by Jody Long

This relatively new line of yarns by designer Jody Long is gaining popularity for the quality of fibers, yarns and pattern support.

This d.k. weight (knits at 5.5 sts/inch on US 6) is 100% merino I brought in to replace the popular Debbie Bliss Rialto I had for years. Each skein has 115 yds.

The twist yields good stitch definition; the fiber has nice elasticity/resiliency, and the yarn is very soft. And it is machine washable, so great for kids knitting.

Lots of pattern support for this for kids sweaters, hats, baby blankets, etc. A great option if you want an all natural yarn that is a bit heavier than the popular Ella Rae Baby Cashmerino.

More colors arriving shortly (I hope!). The models shown in the right sidebar are all patterns from a kids/baby pattern book that features all designs for this yarn. It includes several cute sweaters, several baby blankets, several hats, a teddy bear, etc.


Ciao by Jody Long

32, 33, 17 (boysenberry)

3 (lead), 1, 14 (poppy)


7, 31, 20 (light baby pink)

6, 25, coneflower

17 (boysenberry), 20 (light baby pink)

fig (a dark purple), fuschia


myrtle green, yellow primrose

midnight blue, aquarius

chrome, coneflower, marine


celadon, red, 14 (poppy)