A View from Sierra County

Small town life and politics, lots of knitting, and travels with and without my five burros

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Location: In the Sierra Nevadas, United States

I blog about rural living and social issues, and the creativity that comes from knitting, as well as post random pictures of the Sierras and my burros. "In order to be an artist, one must be deeply rooted in the society" - Simone de Beauvoir


Monday, February 13, 2006

Product Review: Softwist


Yarn name: Softwist
Weight: Bulky
Manufacture: Berroco
Size: Bulky: 136 yds/100 gm (3.5 oz) ball
Fibers: 41% wool, 59% rayon
MSRP: $8.00 per skein

If you have been wondering what yarn to make your stylish spring/summer evening shrug from, this may be the one. This yarn has a wonderful texture, lighter than wool alone, and very shiny and smooth from the rayon content. It slides through the fingers and the needles with ease.

The bulky weight will allow you to make a lightweight wrap up very quicky, but you could also choose to make a cardi and the price for yardage will help keep the cost within reason. This would also make a lucious throw for your sofa, or a shiny spring handbag or hat. I have been making a very loose and airy wrap for a gift, combining Softwist with a strand of Metallic FX (to be featured next week), and the results are quite appealing... shiny but not over the top (use Bling Bling for that).


Blogger Lynette said...

I agree with you, I like Softwist very much. There are some easy VK patterns in the Fall 2005 issue using this yarn.

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