Berroco Andean Mist

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More yarn love at Art of Yarn

The new yarns keep coming in the door and we want to share some of our favourites with you.

We just received boxes of yarn from Berroco and we all fell in love with their new yarn Andean Mist.

Berroco Andean Mist

Andean Mist

Andean Mist 

Andean Mist is an ethereal blend of super fine baby suri alpaca and mulberry silk for luxe knits that knit up light as air.  It really is rather heavenly and we have to thank the Suri Alpaca for providing us with such a nice fibre.  How wonderful they have renewable coats of such luscious fibre that spins up into light, lofty, silky goodness.

Free Patterns

Berroco Andean Mist - Squelette

Squelette knit with 3 balls of Berroco Andean Mist shade Misti 6317

Detail Squelette

Detail Squelette

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Pretty Free Hat Pattern from Berroco knit with 1 ball of Andean Mist in Color Cerro Bayo 6328

Pretty Free Hat Pattern from Berroco knit with 1 ball of Andean Mist in Color Cerro Bayo 6328

Detail of pretty lace hat

Detail of pretty lace hat

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Free Shawl Pattern Siddal knit with 3 balls of Andean Mist

Free Shawl Pattern Siddal knit with 3 balls of Andean Mist

Detail of Siddal

Detail of Siddal

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Suri Alpaca

Suri Alpaca – Looking very proud and important!

Berroco has a new booklet dedicated to Andean Mist where you can see more designs for this yarn:  Click Here to View

These are the specs for Andean Mist: 
Fibre: 74% Baby Suri Alpaca, 26% Mulberry Silk
Ball: 25 g, .875 oz; 150 m, 164 yds
Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1″, 22 sts & 28 rows = 10 cm or 4″
Suggested Needles: 4 mm or 6 US
Crochet Gauge: 4 xc = 1″; 16 sc & 22 rows = 10 cm or 4″
Suggested Hook: 4 mm, 6 US (G)
Care: Handwash in cold water, lay flat to dry
Patterns for this yarn are available in Berroco Booklet 347

Click here to view the Shades

Give us a call if you would like more information on this yarn.

Happy Knitting!

 

 

Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal

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New Yarns
We would like to introduce you to Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal.

Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal

Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal

Fine Donegal comes in a stunning array of colours; it is perfectly skin soft and will suit both garments and accessories.
It is a single ply yarn that has a textural and tweed effect.
Whatever you make with this yarn it will have a rich, classic, traditional and well bred British look.

Here are the specs on this yarn:

Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal is a lovely soft fingering weight yarn that is available in a stunning array of colours.
We see this yarn as perfect to knit garments for men and women yet soft enough for neck hugging accessories.
Make your favourite shawl pattern with this yarn or a design from the Debbie Bliss collection for this yarn. (Fine Donegal)
Fibre: 95% Merino Wool, 5% Cashmere
Ball: 100 grams, 380 M, 415 yds
Knitting Gauge: 26 st & 38 rows per 10 cm or 4″
Suggested Needles: 3.25 or US 3
Care: Hand wash
Shades of Fine Donegal

There are so many patterns that you could use for this yarn.
We think many of the Brooklyn Tweed patterns would be wonderful in Fine Donegal (it is much softer than Loft!).
We stock printed copies of many of these designs in the shop or you can purchase them online.

Debbie Bliss has created 13 patterns for this yarn in her collection for Fine Donegal.
Here a few of our favourites from this collection.  The Fine Donegal collection is available at the shop or on our webstore.

Lacy Shawl in Fine Donegal

Lacy shawl in Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal using two balls of Autumn Gold shade 05.

Vintage Leaf Sweater

Vintage Leaf Sweater, knit with 3 balls Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal – Winter Rose shade 08

Cabled Sweater knit with Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal in Bark shade 04.  Pattern is available in Debbie Bliss book Fine Donegal.  Sweater is knit with 5 balls for all but the largest size with requires 6 balls.

Cabled Sweater knit with 5 or 6 balls of Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal in Bark shade 04.

Ragland Sweater in Fine Donegal

Raglan Sweater is knit with Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal in Terracotta 06 using 5 or 6 balls of yarn. This relaxed fit pullover will be very comfortable and useful to wear in this great soft yarn.

Guernsey is a classic sweater with a very British Look, knit in Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal.

Guernsey is a classic sweater with a very British Look, knit with 3 to 5 balls of Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal in Deep Red shade 07.

Fine Donegal Shawl

Shawl with Lace Edging. Shawl is knit in Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal using 3 balls of Sky shade 16. The generous size of this shawl makes it classic piece that you will keep for years.

Circular Yoke Sweater is a classic knit in Fine Donegal with the main colour of Blackberry.

Circular Yoke Sweater is a classic knit in Fine Donegal with the main colour of Blackberry.

We hope you get to enjoy this lovely yarn.  Give up a call or an email if you would like more information.

Knit Happy!

Sally