Gimme Shelter

October 08, 2010


My knitting friends already know this, but for my non knitting friends, a beloved knitting blogger, Brooklyn Tweed, turned pattern designer and now yarn designer, has introduced his first lovely yarn, Shelter. Worsted weight, but woolen spun, (he explains all that on his post about this yarn) It starts and finishes in the US, from Wyoming sheep to being milled and spun in historic Harrisville, New Hampshire. I LOVE that and immediately ordered 8 skeins in Soot. I have knit a bit, and you know what it reminds me of? Remember Rowanspun DK? It's very much like that. It's wooly and stretchy and makes a very nice fluid fabric, even while being dense and thickish. I know I will love the finished product, it's very nice to knit with.

My project for this lovely yarn (put aside ALL other wips for the moment) is the Inaugural Sweater. I think it's a perfect match.

Other than that, I have started a yarn diet with a group on Sexy Knitters. Arggh. It's for the best, but this will be a tough couple of months. Why don't you join us?

Next post will share some finished knits that need a nice picture. Soon I hope.

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2 Comments

  1. I bought some the minute he posted! The inaguural sweater will be gorgeous - and I love the color you chose....

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  2. It looks great! I desperately want to try the yarn, but I first need to go on a yarn diet for a while...
    Looking forward to your next posts!!!!

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