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Best Yarn Ever!

I have to tell you, I just LOVE this yarn!  It’s called Bamboo Ewe from Debbie Stoller.  It’s made of 55% viscose from Bamboo and 45% wool.  It does felt up nicely if you go in that direction.

I’ve made two blankets and now I’m knitting a sweater with it.

The first blanket I made using the Twilight colorway.  I used the pattern called Bookman Blanket which was featured in Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts, 2010.  The pattern shows the ABC alphabet throughout the blanket.  I decided to make the blanket personal to me and my family, so I substituted my own words instead of the ABCs.  I have my name, my husband’s name and my kitty’s name and the word LOVE at the end, which you can see in the photo.

The yarn itself is so soft as you knit, but after blocking the yarn really relaxes and becomes even softer.  After blocking it’s got a wonderful drape and is the perfect weight for an afghan thrown over yourself when taking a quick nap.

Then I decided I loved how it turned it so much I’d make another one, but this one for my sister.  I decided to use words throughout the blanket that describe her.  I used words like beauty, peace, fun.  I used the Geranium colorway and it turned out just beautiful.

Then something really wonderful and horrible happened.  Joann’s Craft store put almost all of their Debbie Stoller yarn on Sale for 97 cents a skein!  Oh my!  Well I just couldn’t help myself!  I bought enough twilight to make matching pillows for my couch, enough lipstick shade to make the sweater I’ve just started and a stray skein of snapdragon pink, that I’m not sure what to make yet.    I also picked up skeins of Alpaca Love, enough for a sweater in the Fern colorway and 2 skeins of dusk.  I hope it knits up as nicely as the bamboo.  The horrible part is I’m afraid that Joann’s will no longer carry this great yarn!

So if you can find this yarn, especially on sale, grab it.  I think you’ll enjoy it.

 
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  1. […] yarn is Debbie Stoller’s Alpaca Love, which was great to work with.  I love the Bamboo Ewe yarn she makes and was anxious to try the Alpaca.  It’s a blend of wool and alpaca and super […]