Friday, August 10, 2012

New Minnowknits Yarn by Jil Eaton!

Many customers have asked for easy to care for yarns for kid's knits and we've been on the search for awesome superwash yarns. We are excited to welcome Jil Eaton's Minnowknits Minnow Merino to our line up! Minnow Merino is a beautiful, single-ply worsted yarn with a nice sheen. It comes in a fun bright palette for all your superwash needs. The 50 gram skeins are great for small baby projects so you aren't over-buying yardage.

We rarely see a single-ply superwash wool so we had to put this to the test. We knit up a quick and adorable baby hat using Gudrun Johnston's free pattern, "Little Love Hat" and then threw it in the washing machine and the dryer!

The hat came out of the dryer looking great! We made sure to measure it before and after--it came out perfect. All the stitches have settled into place, but there is no sign of shrinking or pilling. Nice work, Minnow Merino!


Valerie Sutton said...

Can you fedex some to Fort Worth for me? I'm seriously going through FT withdrawal already...


Fancy Tiger Crafts said...

Aww...we miss you, Valerie! We can always ship you anything. Just call us :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.