Thursday, February 08, 2007

New Yarn!!

At last the day is here to unveil the new yarn added to my Fearless Fibers line! You will find a new category in my shop for Laceweight Merino Yarn.

I am absolutely in love with this new yarn. It's a top quality 100% merino wool that's soft and lovely with a wonderful drape. It weighs in at 410 yards per 2-ounce skein, which is (in my opinion) I perfect laceweight. It's not so thin and unmanageable as a cobweb yarn, yet it is most assuredly a laceweight. It makes for a comfortable knitting or crochet experience and the finished products are light and airy without being so diaphanous as to be impractical.

Although you'll want to check your own patterns for yarn requirements, the rough guidelines for this yarn are: 1 skein for a scarf, 2 skeins for a very wide scarf or shoulder wrap/stole, 3 skeins for most triangular shawls, 4 or 5 skeins for a square shawl.

In addition to being a lovely laceweight merino, this yarn is priced for value at just $9 per 2-ounce skein!

To get started, there are five colorways now available. There will be more coming, but these five are a nice start to this new shop section. I love these new colorways so much that several of them are also now available on FF Classic Merino Wool Sock Yarn.

Without further ado, here's a sneak peak at a couple of the colorways. Visit the Laceweight Merino section of my shop to see the rest.

Here's Hendrix (midday update: the Hendrix laceweight has sold out, but don't worry . . . there will be more listed soon!):

And Golden Olive:

I'm so excited to offer this new yarn to all of you who love to knit lace! For those of you who have been contemplating your first lace project, it's also a perfect opportunity to give it a whirl without much of an investment of your yarn budget.

The best part about this yarn for me is that I love it so much that I can't wait to knit with it myself. That means that I have a new motivation to get my butt in gear and make some progress toward finishing the Faux Russian Stole that I'm knitting now. I won't get a new project on the needles with this lace yarn until that's done and now perhaps I've found the motivation I needed!

Everyone have a fabulous weekend!!


anne said...

i am so going over to the store right now . . .

Micki said...

Lovely new yarns--you're continually leading all of us into temptation!

~Tonia~ said...

Oooo how lovely. I haven't knit lace yet, but I just might have to start.