01/23/17: Welcome, Ultra Wool.

Ultra Wool is here at last. It’s the machine washable wool we’ve been dreaming of for a very long time – we just had to wait for it to be created by the nice folks at Berroco!

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It’s crazy soft, yet 100% wool. It’s not “splitty,” which means it will be a breeze to work with. It comes in both bright solid and heathered shades – 35 are on our shelves right now. Here are Ultra Wool’s stats:

  • 100% Peruvian Wool
  • 219 yards/100g
  • Worsted weight (recommended needle/hook size 4.5-5mm)
  • Machine wash cold/delicate, lay flat to dry
  • $11

If you check out Ultra Wool on Ravelry, don’t be surprised by the low number of projects using it. Berroco introduced it only a few weeks ago. We’re proud to be “early adopters” and can’t wait to share it with you.

With Ultra Wool’s arrival and our recent re-stock of all colors of Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers, it’s no surprise that many of the projects for our upcoming classes call for worsted weight yarns. Worsteds are the workhorses of the yarn world, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be luxurious yarns for very special projects. Just take a look at Steven’s Bath Abbey Hat, designed by Faina Goberstein, worked in Woolstok. Wow.

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But there are times when you want to stitch bigger and faster, and that’s when it’s nice to have a great chunky weight  in your stash. Stephanie chose Malabrigo Chunky for her Andantino* from Michele Schaschwary, chock full of cables, texture, and the best kind of squishiness.

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Hats and cowls are great quick projects to try out new yarns. Please consider joining our class for Betty Balcomb’s Royal Quilting Hat and/or Theresa Gaffey’s Conifer* cowl, both coming up Saturday, February 4. Sample Ultra Wool or Woolstok (or grab an old favorite like Berroco Vintage) and have fun with some techniques definitely worth adding to your list of “I can do that!”

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Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!

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2 responses to “01/23/17: Welcome, Ultra Wool.

  1. Looking forward to giving the ultra wool a squeeze and seeing all the colors on Thursday evening!

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