close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Ella Rae Classic Wool

We have a lovely batch of Ella Rae Classic Wool back in the shop. We carried this yarn years ago, and it's nice to see it back on the shelves. This is such a great workhorse yarn, with 220 yards of worsted weight wool in each 100g ball.
The colors are lovely and muted and rich. I really like the very subtle heather on some (most?) of them. This red is just the perfect shade of gorgeous for holiday knitting. It's so hard to find a good red. This one is almost a brick red, but with just a little more pop. It's festive without being too much.
We have a few glove samples in the shop to show off a few shades of Ella Rae (and Ultra Alpaca). These were knit using the Montreal Mitts pattern. Three balls of Ella Rae will make several pairs.
The Ella Rae is great for felting, too, if that's your sort of thing. It makes great felted bags, slippers, hats. All the felted things. We can never have too many staple yarns in the shop. Come take a look!

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