close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Saturday, November 7, 2015


We don't stock a lot of fur yarn, but this one is really good. Soft, luxurious, not all staticy and plastic (like so many of them were back when I was learning to knit). This is Arequipa Fur and Arequipa Worsted, a coordinating set of fur and lovely merino yarns from Plymouth. The worsted is a superwash merino and silk blend, and the fur is alpaca and merino. It's unusual to find a fur that is all natural fibers, so we had to give this one a go.
We currently have six shades of the worsted and three of the fur, and they play together very nicely. Sally used the grey to whip up a sample cowl. This fancy cowl is available in-store as a free pattern with the purchase of the yarn. I was very impressed by the stitch definition of the worsted yarn. Maybe it's the silk that adds the crispness to the ribbing.

The astute among you will see the continuation of the theme of furry alpaca yarns in natural shades. We know what we like.

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