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Meadow

This lovely laceweight yarn from the Fiber Co ia apun from 40% merino, 25% baby llama, 20% silk and 15% linen. It is recommended at 8-9 sts/inch on US 1-3 needle. But the reality is that most of the shawls are knit on a larger needle and at a bigger gauge. So don't let the tags' small needle size deter you!

The first shawl shown below, Twinleaf, has been a huge hit. It's a lot of garter stitch and some short rows, but look elegant and everyone loves the drape it has (it takes 2 sks of the main color and 1 of the contrast, but of the 3.5 ounces of the contrast, you use only 1/2 ounce, so you'll have about 450+ yards of the contrast left....enough to knit a smaller & lovely lace scarf!). The store model is knit in colors Silt and Ladyslipper.

The large shawl with a zig-zag motif takes 3 sks also. But the lovely lace-edged shawl shown in color Pennyroyal below, took just 1 skein.

Be sure to click on the photos for a closer look at the colors. If you're not familiar with The Fiber Co. dyeing, there are subtle variations in the color and this yarn has ever so little a "slub" of white here and there (the linen doesn't take the dye like the protein based fibers). I don't "get" some of their names for the colors....so another reason to look at the photos so you don't assume your idea of what "cornflower" looks like is their idea of it, for example.

If you'd like to see some variegated options in a similar fiber blend and gauge, check out Linaza by Plymouth.

3 new colors for the fall of 2015

545 yds/sk

Price: $28.00/sk

 

Cosmos, Bellflower, Hydrangea,

gentian violet

cornflower, pennyroyal, prairie, pokeweed

Larkspur, Fennel,

Queen Annes Lace, Cornflower (its actually a green!), Aster, Lavendar (almost grey)

Lavendar (yes, it is in this photo as well as in the photo to the left), Lady Slipper, Silt,

Black Adder, Bergamot

Color