Fiber Content: 50% Wool, 50% Acrylic Weight/Yardage: 100g/190 yds Yarn Weight: Worsted Knitting Gauge: 16 st/1" on US 6, 17 st/4" on US 5 Suggested Needles: 5-7 Suggested Hooks: H-J Care: machine wash, dry flat Label: Yarns of Italy Made in: Italy
Notes from the Yarnie: Calore is a very special new yarn to our line. It is a thin boucle that knits up to worsted weight gauge on DK-size needles. The boucle finish of this lightweight yarn is delicate and soft instead of snaggy and overpowering. You get the effect of a boucle without the bulky weight normally found in boucle yarns. The yarn has very small boucle nubs and has a wonderfully professional finish in the fabric. In the development of this yarn, we were given a completely clean slate. There wasn't even a previous color card, just the base yarn and a question mark. We worked hard to develop this color palette, and all of these colors were custom-dyed for us. We're thrilled with the results. The brown is a deep chocolate, the red is a true, yellow-free crimson, and the black is a true, deep black. The jewel tones are muted but deep, and the neutrals are strong. All of this yarn was dyed at the same time, so each color has only one dye lot... no concerns here about having to match dye lots. We were able to arrange for a good price on this yarn which we are passing on to you. We asked them to create large 100g balls because we think this yarn will be awesome for garments and afghans, and we wanted you to have fewer ends to weave in. You'll find the price a bargain for the amount and quality of this yarn. Project Ideas: This is an unusually thin and fine boucle. I've used it doubled on size 10 needles to make a furry hat band that is definitely warm and soft. It would make great trim for other accessories. Wendi, our dyer and sample knitter, took 5 balls home and is looking for a pattern to knit a chic textured coat for herself. We're trying to avoid patterns with cables and fancy stitchwork because the yarn creates a beautiful stockinette and garter but would obscure more complicated patterning. I'm still looking for the perfect crochet project for this yarn. I'm thinking of creating an afghan. It would make beautiful tassles.