close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Cabinets Are Overflowing...

Adrienne unpacked 72 new colors of Cascade 220 last week. We now have close to 100 shades in stock. If you have a something specific in mind, this is where to start your search.
This is one of my all-time favorite yarns. I often recommend it to beginners for its durability, and it is excellent for colorwork, cabling, and felting.
The yardage is fabulous, and the price can't be beat. We also stocked up on Pastaza, another great stand-by from Cascade. A wool and llama blend, this yarn has a nice rustic, fuzzy quality. It knits up a little heavier than 220 at 4 stitches per inch, and colors are saturated and vibrant.

The cabled sample sweater really shows off the yarn nicely.

I don't know what else to say, except that the poor cabinets are very, very full. Please come in and relieve them of some yarn.


  1. I wish you were open on Mondays! I'd be right over to pick up some Cascade!