Because of the beautiful new Sylvan Spirit that we’ve been working on over the past few weeks, we had some gorgeous waste fiber that we couldn’t resist whipping up into a new color of an old Spinnery favorite: Yarn Over.
Each batch of our Yarn Over includes a unique blend of color and fibers as it’s our way of reusing material that would otherwise go to waste. Don’t you love how leftovers can be mixed up into something fresh and delicious?
In honor of the lunar new year we’ve named this new colorway Year of the Sheep. And these skeins include a blend of carded wool, TENCEL® Lyocell and a bit of mohair that all combine to add great drape and stitch definition to your finished knitwear.
(Lyocell is marketed under the trade name TENCEL®, and a natural derivative of wood pulp from cultivated Southern oak and gum trees grown on land unsuitable for grazing.)
Our 4 oz. / 120 g skeins include approximately 155 yards and the gauge varies depending on your needle size with a range of 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 using size 7 US / 4.5 mm needles to size 10 US/ 6 mm needles.
This Aran weight yarn is ideal for sturdy sweaters and outerwear. Ravelry has pages of pattern suggestions that offer many tempting choices. Larisa is tempted to cast on for the Fiber Co.’s Hiker’s Waistcoat which should be beautiful in this rich tweedy color.
Many of the Spinnery patterns are tempting the other knitters here in the shop. Tracy is interested in Libby Mills’ Islanders’ Vest and Kate loves the idea of a Spanish Tunic or the Shawl Collar Snuggly that she can layer over other knits. Gail’s favorite is the Spinnery Jacket.
What would you choice to work on with this lovely yarn?