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Thoreau from Crave Yarn

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Thoreau
Crave Yarn
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
415 yards
(379 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
28.0 sts
= 4 inches
50% Other Animal - Yak
50% Silk
plied
  • Color:
  • Semi-solid
  • Dye:
  • Hand dyed
  • Put up:
  • Winding required

THOREAU offers one of those sensory experiences that makes you believe in magic. It is so incredibly soft, feeling very much like 100% fine cashmere, yet it is even warmer than cashmere can claim to be, which is amazing. It really does leave me full of wonder and cravings when I squeeze a skein of Thoreau.

This base takes colors in a softly muted fashion. It does achieve saturated rich colors, but presents these colors as if they’ve been gently blanketed with a wisp of cloud.

A delightful attribute of Thoreau is that it blooms more than any other yarn base I’ve ever worked with; so much so that it knits up like the fingering that it is, but blocks out with such a wonderfully full stitch definition that you actually start to wonder if it wasn’t swapped for a dk in the wee hours of the night. It’s clearly a very proud fiber that blooms in preparation for the spotlight.

Also sold in 50 gram skeins.

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