It has been a tricky business choosing my favourite yarn from the endless choices available at McArees but one of my personal favourites has to be the Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk option. I tend to be drawn to natural yarns and this beautiful yarn is a wonderful mix of 75% extra fine merino, 20% silk and 5% cashmere and is also machine washable at a cool temperature.
Pebble, Piglet and Cuddle
The yarn, which we stock in both DK and 4 Ply, has a beautifully soft texture and comes in a wide range of colours so there are plenty of options to choose from. In the DK range, I particularly like the soft pastels - and their names too - for example, Piglet 001, Cuddle 002 and Pebble 006 which are ideal for baby knitwear, whether it's a pretty, feminine cardigan, cuddly jersey or even a cute baby beanie! However, I must confess also to being tempted by the bolder, brighter shades of Pinkaboo 162 and Teddy Red 192.
Teddy Red and Pinkaboo
I have a daughter leaving home soon and my current plan is to make sure she is wrapped cosily in a long scarf in Pippin 336 before she heads off, which just goes to confirm that this versatile yarn is absolutely not just for babies!
Post by Kate in our Edinburgh branch