Shibui Knits launched their new line of yarn this week and it is pure luxury. It is currently my favorite yarn. With a 48% silk, 36% wool and 16% cashmere content, it is a dream to knit with. It’s a beautiful lace weight yarn that knits up like a dream single, or when used double, has great body. I was fortunate to be able to design a couple pieces for the launch. The Cliff Sweater was done using a single strand, and the matching hat was done using two strands held together.
You can see in these gorgeous photos the bloom, or softness of this yarn. Please don’t let the light weight of this yarn intimidate you. I know a lot of knitters shy away from lace weight. This yarn is pure bliss to knit with and you will literally want to sleep in any garment you knit with it. It’s so soft and light and drapes beautifully against your skin.
Cliff Hat , a free pattern on Ravelry.
There are three other super cool patterns released with the launch.
Peak Hat and Peak Scarf designed by Susan Lawrence, and Ridge, designed by Lidia Tsymbal.
As always, I have several projects on the needles right now, and funny thing, they are all being knit with Shibui Knits yarns. I started a Pebble color block, short sleeve crew neck sweater last night. I think this is going to be one of my favorite little sweaters to wear. May have to make it in a couple different color combinations.
Do yourself a huge favor and get your hands on some Pebble. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Until next time, Happy Knitting!!