Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Don't Be Afraid To Mix It Up!

In past years we have put together a mixed fiber shawl - using 4-6 skeins of different fibers in different colors and textures. These shawls have been really popular with our customers and are so fun to make!

Last year we made a small throw blending two Berroco yarns - Boboli and Cirrus - called the Checkerboard Throw. Another fun project, this one was also a popular pick for our knitters. 
Last spring we started carrying the Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush yarn again, and we realized that it's a great alternative for people who do not like (or cannot use) mohair. The Cirrus yarn does contain mohair, so some customers who wanted to make it, but who don't like to use mohair, were not able to. Now that we have the Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush, this throw CAN be made with NO mohair content. YAY!

The colors pair beautifully with the Boboli, so come on in and check them out to pick your favorite combination. We've already come up with 9 options for an alpaca version of the throw: addition to the 11 new options for the mohair version.
We love to mix fibers like this! If you don't want to make a throw, consider using these mixes for a cowl or scarf.

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