Here is the eighth yarn that I would like to introduce you to:
It is 100% wool yarn. I first chose this yarn because the supplier calls it Hood River and I just had to try it out. The yarn that I received reminded me of Cascade 220, with one major difference, it felts! Most overdyed Cascade 220 doesn't felt, or minimally does, because they bleach their lighter color yarns, which makes it unfeltable. This yarn felts just as well as Cascade 220! Which makes me very happy. I keep thinking it would be awesome for the top of a pair of felted clogs with a solid color accent. It has 220 yards of wool yarn and would be suitable for a needle size of 7-9 US.
I knit my sample on size 11s and then washed it with one cycle through my washing machine. Its before measurements were 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" and its post-felting measurements are 6" x 2 1/2".
It would be ideal for hats, scarves, sweaters, felted bags, felted slippers 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 Lemon-Lime, Provence, Blue Raspberry, and Childs Play. So, let me know what you think! Blog contest details are listed here. Don't forget to check out the Wool Lace, Silk Sport, Wool/Silk Single, Silk Boucle, Silky Sock, Wool Single and Alpaca Boucle.