If you care about this sort of thing, you have definitely heard of the new luxury line from Blue Sky Alpacas called Spud and Chloe. All superwash yarns for real life use. This one is superwash merino and organic cotton. It is so soft and the colors are brilliant, just like in their Organic Dyed Cottons line. I went to Purl in Soho on Monday, and could not resist picking some up. This color is called Popsicle, and it is going to be a sweet lacy sweater for a little girl. The label indicates it knits up at more of an aran weight, so I am interested to start knitting and see how it goes. There is also a sock yarn and a bulky weight. Expensive, but perhaps worth it for special garments?
They are promoting it with a new line of patterns. I am loving this cropped cabled jacket. There’s also a blog and a couple free patterns with a promise of more to follow. If anyone else out there is working with this yarn, I’d love to hear how it goes! It caused me to break my rule of never spending more than $20 on yarn for a baby’s sweater. Hmm… perhaps this will lead me back to my post of a few days ago when I decide that the yarn is too nice for baby things and I have to do something else with it. I’d better start that sweater right away.