Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Yarns We Love: Patons Merino Extrafine

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Patons Merino Extrafine DK: feeling the love

You know which yarn is great? The Patons Extrafine range. When it first came in to the shop, I thought to myself that it was just another pure wool, what’s the hype?  Well! It swiftly became one of my favourite yarns. It has a fantastic range of colours, it comes in a 4 Ply, a DK, an Aran and a Chunky, and it has a fantastic texture.

I first bought it for my Fiance's jumper. I chose it because it is machine washable and can be tumble dried… I may not trust him with the laundry… he may have ruined my handknit alpaca jumper (ahem) but that’s not the point - it’s pure wool and easy to wash!
I have found a yarn I trust, and have started another couple of projects in it, including some weaving - turns out it’s also good for that!

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Merino Extrafine DK looks great in weaving!

The texture is so smooth I didn't have to worry about itchiness at all, so I believe this would be a great yarn for the wee ones as well. If you look at a normal yarn, it will usually have several strands plied together; if you look at the Extrafine, each strand has already been plied, then plied again, which makes it so smooth.

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‘Bibi’ from Kim Hargreaves’ Honey, knitted by Emma in Patons Merino Extrafine DK shade 151

Post by Emma in our Stirling branch

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