Friday, March 02, 2007

Yarn P*rn Friday

For my first Yarn P*rn Friday, I was thinking about showcasing the yarn from my first WIP Wednesday. And when a couple of you commented about it, that sealed the deal!! I'm knitting my Clapotis in Brooks Farms Four Play. The picture you see was taken in my living room - I just took down the sign above the couch and hung the yarn on the hook. I think it looks pretty good. If I didn't love my sign so much, I just might leave the yarn there!!

As I mentioned yesterday, I purchased this yarn at Rhinebeck. The Brooks Farms booth was directly across from my first stop. (Which,of course, was The Fold. They had exclusive Rhinebeck rights to sell Blue Moon Fiber yarns!!) I had remembered hearing someone speak highly of Brooks Farms yarns and knew she would never steer me wrong. I was also armed with a list of yarn requirements for some projects I planned to knit.

One project was, of course, Clapotis. I knew the yarn called for was 50% wool and 50% silk, and also out of my budget. The Four Play had the same fiber content, and more yardage at almost half the price. Not to mention, such beautiful colorways. It was meant to be.

This yarn really has been a joy to work with. I think it is the softest yarn I've knit with yet. It's smooth and doesn't split. I love the way the colors are striping on The Clap, and can't help but think it would be a terrific yarn to use for a sweater. In fact, I'll go so far as to say this is my all-time favorite "regular" yarn (IE: not sock yarn!!).

17 comments:

AmyArtisan said...

Lovely - I have 4 skeins of it in the Amy colorway (of course!) & can't wait to use it - not sure what it will be yet. :)

Melissa said...

I have got to get some!!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous...lovely shade of green. I hope to nab some in the future!

Jennifer said...

Oooo, Fourplay... Nice! That will make a lovely Clapotis.

Sonya said...

So pretty! It looks great hanging on the wall much less knitted up!

Kirsten said...

Four Play is wonderful yarn. It'll make a gorgeous Clap. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Katt said...

Oh that is so gorgeous!!! And sounds like a total bargain!

Its almost fatigue like (and you know how I love my fatigue colours!! lol)

Katt

Kym said...

I love that color- that is going to make a beautiful clap. Can you post a pic just of a close up of the color striping up? So pretty.

Ragan said...

Lovely yarn...and such a nice color for that Clapotis! :) I am sure that it will be beautiful. I really like it hanging on the wall. I wonder if my hubby would let me do that. Oooo....it would look nice around here. LOL

cristina said...

its beautiful and soooo much yardage!! perfect for clapotis.

Dipsy said...

Very beautiful shade of green!

Cathy said...

Beautiful Karen :)

~Kristie said...

thanks to you, I'm zipping right along on my FourPlay Clapotis. I also LOVE this yarn & you're right... it would make a GREAT sweater.

LaVerna said...

How many skeins did you buy?I am thinking 4 but I don't want too much left over.
Beautiful progress on your Clapotis.

Kathy said...

Ahhhh I love it as a wall decor. The color is wonderful! I have knit with their yarn also of course purchased at Stitches Midwest. I made a ribbed tank and love it. It is incredibly soft and washes up even softer. ENjoy!

christine said...

Lovely color - now that I've got some spare time, I'm clicking the link..........are we still banned from buying yarn?

Zonda said...

Very pretty!! I like how it is knitting up too!

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