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Ushya

This chunky gauge (2-2.5 sts/inch on a US 15 - 17) 98% wool yarn is lovely and lightweight despite its large gauge. That's because it is a "chainette" construction - so you get the big gauge without the densit of more traditionally spun yarn! This type of yarn construction also results in a warm, cozy, and insulating yarn because air pockets are trapped in the core. !

For reference, another popular 2 sts/inch yarn is Rasta by Malabrigo. Rasta is 150 gm skein and has only 90 yards vs. Ushya 100 gm skein having 114 yds. I'm not knocking Rasta here! Rasta is a gloriously kettle dyed and very popular chunky yarn - I'm just trying to point out a difference for you to think about besides the obvious color differences (kettle dyed Rasta vs. heathery Ushya).

Rasta will be denser and heavier compared to Ushya knit at the same 2 st/inch gauge. So, for a large garment, as in the sweater shown in the right sidebar, the Ushya might be a better choice since the finished garment will weigh less and not be pulled out of shape by its weight!

The two cowls shown laying flat below are both free patterns I worked up for these chunky knits and I'll send them free with the purchase of a skein.

The sweet cabled pullover sweater shown in the right sidebar (pattern is Miquelon by Pam Allen and available on Ravelry) used 5 sks and fits up to a 42" chest.

Each 100 gm skein has 114 yards.

Price per skein: $22.99


USHYA

rosewood, brick, hollyhock

cream, light grey, charcoal

midnight navy

 

teal, blue, cornflower, lichen, goldenrod


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