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NEW(ish) YARN: Americo Abrazos

July 20, 2016

If you visited us during this Spring’s Woolith Fair Yarn Crawl you were probably introduced to this gem. We quietly brought in the Abrazos line from Toronto’s AmericoOriginal Yarns for our new spring collection and it has been on fire ever since.

The light and airy texture of the Karner Wrap is created by loosely knitting a very fine, at times cobweb-like mixture or cotton and bamboo.

 

A single skein of this bamboo pima cotton laceweight contains enough yarn in it to knit up an entire 2ft by 4ft shawl, and as with all Americo yarns comes with a choice of their own patterns free with purchase. With only one and a half skeins you can kit an entire summer pullover!

 

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Hot hot hot this summer! Photo credit to Sarah Peschell.

 

Americo Yarns’s Abrazos comes in an array of bright and classic colours, and we just restocked on all of them!

Composition: 44.7 % Pima Cotton, 55.3 % Bamboo
Gauge: 42 stitches & 53 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needle: 2 mm (US 0)
Weight: Lace
Length: 100 g / 1028 yards (940 m)
$28/skein

 

 

A single skein produces the full length summer weight shawl.

 

This Canadian brand does its own sourcing by visiting farms and mills of Peru to create some of the most interesting yarns currently available on the market. The texture lends itself to simple patterns, letting the yarn do the heavy lifting!

 

 

The rich texture makes this yarn so unique; allowing for the simplest patterns to create a gorgeous fabric.

 

The Karner Wrap is perfect summer knit: light-weight, compact single skein project that looks amazing even with a simple stitch that is easy for car, plane or beach knitting!

Thank you to one of lovely regulars, Reagan B for modeling this wrap for us; and for our teacher Zoe for her 1028 yards of stitches on this sample!

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