I HEART COFFEE - a delicious mix of cream, coffee brown tones and candy red/pink
YARN - DEWY DK WEIGHT - 70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, 10% Silk
This yarn is sumptuous. Ultra-soft and squishy, and sure to be a favorite. Machine-washable, with a hint of "dewy" glow from the silk and strength and longevity from the nylon. I had the mill spin this custom yarn to these exact specs so you'd have a versatile DK weight yarn not only beautiful to look at but also delightful to work with.
•4-ply : This produces a round, plump yarn, for beautiful, defined stitches!
•DK Weight (stands for Double Knitting): This weight of yarn is thinner than worsted weight and thicker than sport weight. It's incredibly versatile and can knitted or crocheted into an endless number of wonderful items. All types of accessories from head to toe...sweaters are amazzzing... soft, cozy, long-wearing afghans, and loads more. This yarn is ideal for baby items too, due to the softness and ability to be machine-washed.
•Yardage: 230 m / 250 yd
•Weight: 115 g / 4 oz
•Recommended Knitting Needle Size: US 6-8
•Crochet Hook Size: G-H
Note: Each skein is a hand-created, unique work of art and no two skeins will be identical, even within the same dye lot. If working with more than one skein in a project, it is best to alternate skeins every other row. Despite every effort to accurately depict our product colors, actual shades may vary due to differences in monitor settings.
I've been fawning over Expression Fiber Arts yarn for a while now. In fact, her Youtube video on knitting basics is how I started out as a self-taught knitter a little over a year ago. I've since played with all sorts of different makes and brands of yarn (along with honing my skills from straight needles to circulars, etc.). But I digress, this review is about the yarn. I decided on a healthy hank of a DK Dewy blend of superwash wool + nylon + silk for a scarf. My expectations vs the reality (given the picture): I thought because of the silk blend, the yarn would almost have a sheen. While it's lovely yarn, it's not glossy or shiny, no biggy. If you are looking for that, her pearlescent stock appears to fit the bill. I also thought I'd have way more coffee with my candy. Meaning ... while I get that hanks will vary, and while I LOVE that the candy pink/red is so vibrant, my hank's white and brown are almost completely muted by it in the final work. The brown is very pale, there isn't as much blended middle ground of pink brown, and there is very little white. Again, they vary, so I have to be fair and accept some colors are not going to be as true as pictured. Having said that given my experience with yarn thus far, this is hands down the softest, most lovely yarn I think I've ever handled on a set of needles. It is light-weight, glides beautifully, and is wonderful to work with; with little to no flaws in the "craftsmanship". I will continue to buy from EFA and see what else she has to offer, especially in her DK Dewy blends. I'm so glad it was my first buy. Having worked with 100% superwash wool, I'm in love with what the nylon and silk add to this yarn stock.