close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


So, apparently I am just a sucker for the pretty yarns right now. Bright colors, unusual combos, edgy've got my attention. 
These three colorways of Malabrigo Mechita pretty much stopped me in my tracks the other day. Mechita is a fingering weight single-ply, perfect for scarves and wraps and soft hats. It's superwash merino, so it would be great for a baby sweater, too. I love making baby sweaters with single-ply yarns like this. The finished garments are so silky soft, and the gorgeous hand-dyed yarns just make them that much more special.
I'm always a little curious about how these guys knit up, so I poked around on Ravelry to find some projects for us to check out. Ravelry is a great resource for this, but Malabrigo has also created Pinterest boards for each yarn, too. Renaissance is the mutli-colored one at the top, Lynx is in the middle, and Aureo is on the bottom. Many of the projects featured combine several colorways, and some of the projects aren't really related to the color in particular, but hopefully you can get a good idea of what to expect from these beautiful colorways. (The Ravelry projects for Renaissance, Lynx, and Aureo will give you some ideas, too, but these colorways look pretty new, so there aren't a lot of projects yet.)

Can't wait to see what you all do with these unusual yarns! Are they grabbing your attention as much as they are grabbing mine?

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