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YarnSub News: January 2016

Cashmere yarns

Choosing cashmere

Cashmere yarns are expensive and variable in quality, so I wanted to see if I could find ways to identify a good one before buying and trying it. After pulling apart, swatching, washing and generally abusing three cashmere yarns, I've found I can get a good idea with some simple checks.

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New and Discontinued Yarns

New yarn: Cloudborn Highland DK

New yarn : Cloudborn Highland DK (affiliate link) © Craftsy

New

Berroco
Corsica – DK – 90% Cotton, 10% Cashmere – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors
Elba – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Tape – Semi-solid colors
Mykonos – DK – 66% Linen, 26% Nylon, 8% Cotton – Fiber core wrapped – Solid colors

Cascade Yarns
Anchor Bay – DK – 50% Cotton, 50% Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Anthem – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Cloudborn (by Craftsy)
Highland Roving – Super Bulky – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool – Single ply – Solid colors
Highland Superwash Sock Twist – Fingering – 80% Peruvian Highland Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Tightly plied – Solid colors
Merino Alpaca Sport – Sport – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca – Plied – Solid colors
Merino Sock Twist – Fingering – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Superwash Merino Sport Twist – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Conway + Bliss
Cleo – Aran – 62% Cotton, 38% Nylon – Filled tube – Solid colors
Lolli – DK – 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester – Filled tube – Dotted colors

Debbie Bliss
Cotton Denim DK – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Semi-solid colors
Rialto Luxury Sock – Fingering – 75% Wool, 25% Nylon – 2 plies – Self-striping (gradient marls)

Diamond
Luxury Collection Caravan – DK – 40% Linen, 32% Cotton, 18% Nettle Fiber, 10% Silk – 2 plies – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Pure Donegal Tweed – Heavy Worsted – 100% Wool – Tweedy – Tweed colors

King Cole
Vogue DK – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Semi-solid colors

Lotus Yarns
Margaux – Heavy Worsted – 94% Cotton, 6% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors

Louisa Harding
Pittura – DK – 75% Wool, 25% Viscose – Single ply – Multi-colored

Noro
Ginga – Super Bulky – 40% Cotton, 30% Silk, 15% Wool, 15% Nylon – Single ply – Multicolored
Mirai – Sport – 40% Cotton, 25% Silk, 25% Viscose, 10% Nylon – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)

White Gum Wool
Egret – Sport – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Tussah Silk – Plied – Solid colors

Discontinued

Araucania
Puelo – DK – 100% Llama – Plied with a soft haze – Multicolored

Berroco
Floret – Worsted – 75% Acrylic, 25% Cotton – Plied
Karma – Super Bulky – 100% Cotton – Tape
Weekend Chunky – Bulky – 75% Acrylic, 25% Cotton – Plied

Kollage Yarns
Fantastic – Aran – 100% Merino Wool – Plied

Louisa Harding
Grace – DK – 50% Silk, 50% Merino Wool – Single ply – Solid colors, Multicolored

Plymouth Yarn
Boku – Aran – 95% Wool, 5% Silk – Single ply – Multicolored

Red Heart
Fiesta – Aran – 73% Acrylic, 27% Nylon – Plied
Kids – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied
Super Tweed – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied


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