Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Starry lights

We have a fascinating new sock yarn in the shop from Dream in Color. It's called "Starry" and comes in all their lovely hand-dyed shades, but what makes it stand out is the addition of 2% real metallic silver to the soft Superwash merino. It's hard to capture in a photograph the twinkling effect of the slender silver thread twisted through the wool, but in person it is really fascinating. You would think the metallic filament would make the yarn stiffer and scratchier, but not at all! It feels exactly like its all-wool twin, Smooshy. Take a look next time you're in the shop!

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