New Yarn: Patons Soy Wool Solids

I bought 1 skein to try out this yarn. The colour is so rich (Natural Raisin).

It is 70% wool and 30% soy, made in China but finished in Canada (Patons is out of Listowel, ON).

This is a very low twist yarn, as you can tell from the stitches on the front needle in the picture — very little stitch definition on the needle, so you have to be a little careful not to split the yarn as you knit. However, it’s not as bad as I initially feared when I first cast on.

It does “bloom” a little (i.e. has little fuzzies) so if your nose is easily tickled, this may not be the best choice for a scarf, hat or nose warmer. It is a soft yarn, but there is the tiniest bit of scratchiness to it so, again, if you have very sensitive skin, use it for an over-garment rather than something close to the skin.

Pictured is one of my WIPs on a set of 5mm[CA/UK6, US8]. It’s creating the fabric texture and feel that I want for this project, but you could easily go up a needle size or two (yarn label recommends 5.5mm [CA/UK5, US9].


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