We've gotten a lot of new yarns recently - and they are all beautiful on their own. But we LOVE to mix things up. So I took a new thick & thin bulky yarn (Araucania Liwen) and mixed it with a lace weight super kid mohair, silk and lurex blend (Stacy Charles Luna). I used size 13 needles and a k1p1 simple rib pattern over 18 stitches. It's got an uneven overall texture, which makes it pretty funky - and we all like that!
The Liwen is gorgeous by itself, and I certainly didn't NEED to add anything to it. And by adding a such a thin yarn, that you can hardly SEE... what's the point?
- Extra softness from the super kid mohair & silk blend
- A gorgeous halo from the super kid mohair
- A subtle color change by blending the two yarns
- A hit of sparkle from the lurex (metallic)
The Luna (above, left) is a great add, but if you shy away from sparkle, try the Lang Alpaca Superlight (above, center & right).
Have you blended anything fun lately? Let us know!