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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Plymouth, Part Deux

Most of those boxes from Plymouth were full of big yarn, a few of which we have not seen before.  Say hello to Baby Alpaca Magna, the biggest of the bunch.
This is another pure alpaca yarn with a chained construction, similar to the Baby Alpaca Aire that came in.  But the Magna is much thicker and sleeker.  It does not have the halo of the Aire, and it knits up at two stitches per inch on a US17.  It's similar in thickness to Cascade Mangum, but with the light and airy texture of Debbie Bliss Paloma.  I have never seen anything quite like it in our shop.  We are currently only carrying the natural shades (quartz, black, natural, and yak), because that's what you all seem to like best.

A little thinner and much more colorful, this is Gina Chunky.  Gina is a fun, self-striping yarn with 131 yards in each ball.  The colors combinations in each colorway are really lovely.  I am looking forward to seeing this knit up.
We also replenished our stock of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Worsted.  This is such a great yarn at a great price.  Just $7.75 for 102 yards of pure alpaca in some lovely, rich colors.  Always a winner.
I think that's everything that came in last week.  Can't wait for the next big shipment!  I'll let you know as soon as it's here.

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