Introducing a new yarn, an oh so soft 3py DK weight merino/ cashmere/ silk blend (75/15/10), this is a pre-lauch of two colourways and will be fully launched in Spring.
The collection will be multi-coloured, variegated, sprinkled - all and any of the things! Perfect for socks (I *love* DK weight socks... is this the reason I decide to stock this yarn, well yes, maybe!) and for the love of dyeing and creating colour. I love the collection of semi-solids, I think you may know by now how much I love colourwork knitting. But there's something about multi-coloured yarn which is so much fun, to dye and to knit.
To choose this new yarn I researched a few options, the reason why I choose this one, not only does it offer an all natural sock base - using silk for strength instead of nylon - but also the reverse stockinette side, the side we more than often wear next to our skin is ohhhh so soft. I trialed the options in socks, wearing a different one on each foot. Purposely forgetting which one was which - suprisingly easy - and every time, the merino/ cashmere/ silk blend won for next to skin comfort.
There's a free Simplingo pattern collection launched for this yarn, more details below.
The bunting pattern is perfect for a gauge swatch or using leftover yarn. I will continue to add to the collection - I have been requested (or you could say told!) that I must write up my sock pattern too! If you have any simple pattern requests, let me know and I'll see what I can do. All Simplingo patterns will always be free.
You can download the free patterns here: