We love it here when we get new yarns, Lottie and I pour over the packs rip them open, fantasise about what colours we will dye them, and then go hunt for appropriate patterns on Ravelry.
These two newbies were no exception, the first out of the box is a Superwash Merino Nylon DK, so you know what that means? YES DK socks socks socks!!! Its 75% Merino, 25% nylon with 225m per 100g hank, it has a lovely twist and is soft and delicious...
Second up is 49178, this is SUCH A GORGEOUS YARN, its totally worthy of the Caplocks!
I like twists, different kinds of twists create such different types of yarn, I've wanted a 3ply high twist for ages, they work better on larger needles, unlike 2ply high twists, which can sometimes look a bit unbalanced. Since I've been nagging Andy for this for ages.. finally when he decided to do this blend, I realised this was my chance :D and its so good, so so good. The blend is 70% Superwash merino, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere with a good 400m on it. Its smooth, soft and shiny all in one.
I had to have a go at dyeing this one.. see below....
I keep trying to tell Andy he should call it MCS epic twist.. but he's not having it yet ;)
Happy dyeing folks!
Jeni and the team x