Here is the third yarn that I would like to introduce you to:
It is 60% Merino Wool and 40% silk. It reminds me of malabrigo with the added shimmer of silk. I just love merino yarn and mixed with silk it is absolutely heavenly. It has 240 yards and would be suitable for a needle size of 7-9US.
I chose this particular yarn because I wanted a basic knitting yarn with a little bit of luxury to it. This yarn is definitely that. The merino wool keeps it at a reasonable price and the silk gives it that extra bit of shimmer to give it that luxury look. It does felt, which means that it needs to be handwashed or it can be felted. I love the way that this yarn felts, because the silk will not felt. So the yarn comes out in an interesting texture. I knit the sample on size 11s and then felted it with one cycle through my washing machine. Its before measurements were 5 1/2" x 4" and its post-felting measurements are 5 1/4" x 2".
It would be ideal for hats, mittens, scarves, eye pillows, felted bags, felted bowls or any other project that calls for worsted weight yarn.
I listed up 4 skeins of this yarn in my etsy shop. The 4 that are listed are Wild Violets, Americana, Camo, and Midnight Rose. So, let me know what you think! Blog contest details are listed here. Don't forget to check out the Wool Lace and the Silk Sport.