Friday, April 30, 2010

New Yummy Yarn

My dear friend was in San Fransico last weekend and thought of litte 'ole me when at an amazing fabric and yarn store, Britex Fabrics, bringing back an amazing skein of yarn from Trendsetter Yarns called Cha Cha. Britex is a four story building of nothing but crafty goodness. Sounds like the kind of place I could spend hours - and hundreds of dollars! Said friend bought some of the most coveted lines of fabric now - Liberty of London. *Sigh* I will admire from afar...

Cha Cha is 47% wool, 47% acrylic, 6% polyamide, 65 yards, and is made in Italy. My friend brought back a pattern to support the yarn as well, which will make two chic ruffle scarves - one for her and one for me. The pattern calls for size 9 needles and 12 stitches across. This should be a fast-moving project!

Instead of having a traditional twist, this lovely soft yarn reminds me of ribbon with dropped stitches in between each edge.

According to Trendsetter's website, they recommend knitting "through the top edge of each open box to create ruffles."

I did a quick search on Flickr to get some ideas of what this might look like knit up.

Image by Sultry.

Pretty cute, huh? I need to finish up at least one of my on going projects before casting this on. But it will be hard to resist.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, This yarn is very soft and beautiful.