Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Favorite Yarns - Sherry's pick

Anyone who knows Sherry knows she's no shrinking violet when it comes to declaring her passion for purple. So we were a little surprised at her picks this week, but Sherry insists that she's always just been someone who loves bright colors. "Life's too short," she insists "to knit beige yarn."

So, without further ado, we present:

Noro Kureyon in color 102. Since it came into the shop, everyone has been going mad over the Noro. Sherry picked a vibrant colorway that varies between hot pink, lavender and gold. "I tend to knit garments rather than accessories, so I'd probably make a pullover with this yarn. There are lots of great patterns in the Noro books."

Claudia Handpaint Cotton Ball in color 'Summer Rose.' Sherry has been coveting this variegated pink yarn since last year, but hasn't found the perfect project yet. "Maybe a summer tank top."

Manos Silk Blend in color 3116. Though in some ways their tastes could not be more opposite, Sherry and Jeannie (see Jeannie's favorite yarns, below) both picked this combination of extra fine merino (70%) and silk (30%). Sherry's choice is a vivid blue/green/aqua, which she doesn't remember seeing in the shop until recently. She's not sure what she would make with it, but the color is stunning and the yarn incredibly soft.

Zitron Trekking Hand Art in color 'Trinidad.' Finally some purple! (With contrasting green.) At 459 yards a skein, you can make a lot of socks with this 75% superwash 25% polyamid blend.

So, if these are all 'dream' yarns, what is Sherry actually working on? Rowan's "Cellini" tunic in Felted Tweed. The stripes are yummy, and hooray for a knitted garment with vertical stripes for once! The pattern is from Rowan Magazine #44; you can preview the pattern book here.

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