Saturday, 19 January 2013

Merino Wool all the way

I love merino wool...
and my latest favourite
has to be James C. Brett
Pure Merino DK

Luxuriously delicate
to the touch 
and incredibly soft yarn 

made from 100% Merino Wool 

and available in a range of colours (17 approx) 

I've used this merino wool to make baby hats and mittens, adult hats, headbands, neck warmers and mittens... I love how super soft it feels... it is without the scratchy feeling usually associated with natural wool yarns... 
simply I love, love, love it....  

AND I have yet to find any other yarn similar... so if any one out there knows of a beautifully super soft pure merino... please let me know... I would love to compare them...

This time I decided to make a silly pair of mittens which I have called "LOOPY" because of the loops within the pattern... and of course a matching headband/neckwarmer....



I first designed the mittens in late 2011... all in one colour... 

but left them sitting on the back burner because I just wasn't sure about them... then last year I was playing around with my stash of odd balls of yarn and decided to make the mittens again but this time using two colours... 
and what a surprise... 
looked so much better with the two colour combination than with one... although there is nothing stopping you from using just one colour... I much prefer the two colour combination... and now I have ideas for all kinds of other stuff using this LOOPY design.... just need to have the time to crochet them up... lol

You can find the Crochet Mittens and Headband/Neckwarmer "LOOPY" pattern



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Enjoy every moment,
focus on every stitch,
create a masterpiece....
ciao, ciao...