New from Plymouth.

We get a lot of big boxes in the mail at the shop, especially this time of year, as all the new Fall things are coming in. Those big boxes give our UPS and Fed-Ex delivery people a workout, and we get used to seeing them every day. One of the boxes we recently unpacked came from Plymouth, and was filled with new colors in some of our best-loved Plymouth yarns.


Galway is our go-to worsted weight wool, a smooth and obedient yarn that is economical and easy to useĀ for brand new knitters and crocheters, to whom we always recommend it. Each 100 gram ball has 210 yards, enough for a hat, small scarf, or a pair of mittens. Its excellent stitch definition makes Galway a great choice for cable-knitting, or any other texture pattern. Galway is also great for felting projects, and comes in a rainbow of colors. This fall, they added four more to their palette, shown above.


We also got four more colors in Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande, a super-bulky yarn composed of 100% baby alpaca. Baby Alpaca Grande is fluffy and soft, perfect for scarves, cowls, and other accessories one might wear next-to-skin. At a suggested gauge of 3 stitches per inch on a US #10.5, it knits up quickly, which can be quite encouraging, indeed.


Alpaca Prima is a brand new Plymouth yarn for us, also made of delightfully soft and fluffy alpaca, but at a finer gauge: fingering weight. Each skein has 362 yards, enough for a hat or small shawlette, or perhaps a pair of mitts. One knitter shrewdly paired it up with a Kira K hat pattern almost as soon as it came in; a glance through our pattern binders or suggested patterns on Ravelry should yield plenty of inspiration, as well.


Come by the shop to browse all our new yarns, and to see the latest colors in old favorites like Galway and Baby Alpaca Grande. See you there!


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