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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 - which also means it is warm, cozy, and insulating!

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 knit - 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 dense and heavy and maybe better suited to hats which can benefit from some structure, but if you are looking for a cowl or sweater knit at the same 2 st/inch gauge and you don't want it heavy and dense but rather with drape, then Ushya is a great option!

Each 100 gm skein has 114 yards.

Price per skein: $21.99


USHYA

TEAL, CORNFLOWER, LICHEN

BRICK, CHARCOAL, LIGHT GREY, CREAM

MORE COLORS COMING SOON!


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