In this segment of What’s On Our Needles, Jillian shouts to the heavens:
“I touched Techno!”
Blue Sky Alpacas’ new yarn, Techno, is yummy. It’s the yarn I heard about again and again from fiber folks who went to the industry trade show, TNNA, in June. I finally touched some and then couldn’t stop touching.
Techno is an alpaca/silk yarn, but not just any alpaca/silk yarn, it’s a yarn constructed of alpaca fiber blown into a silk mesh tube. Light? Yes. Soft? Uummm, yes.
In my hands the yarn wanted to be knit loosely, making it feel even lighter. I’m not sure how a sweater knit from this yarn at an open gauge would hold up, you might blow away like dandelion fluff, but it would feel amazing while it lasted.
I swatched and swatched, my first project is going to be a hat, that will be whisper light and warm.
It’s almost hat weather right?
I’m not the only knitter smitten. Read Clara Parkes review, she couldn’t quit knitting either.
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com