Wall of Yarn - go visit!) has just become a distributor for a fantastic yarn company from Norway. The yarn is Rauma, and I have to admit, at first, I was pretty skeptical about this stuff.
I don't like scratchy wools, and my kids are hyper-sensitive to it as well. (I never ever want to hear "Mom, do I have to wear that knitted sweater, it itches!" again.)
Anyway, I decided to trust the wisdom of my local yarn gurus, and I picked out some yarn to knit a fair isle glove pattern from Vogue.
I'm so glad I did! For some reason, the yarn doesn't feel scratchy on my hands at all. What I like even more is the "heft" and thickness of the finished gloves. Always before I've knitted gloves out of Merino or acrylic yarns, and although they're soft, they're a bit floppy. These gloves, however, have wonderful structure and amazingly warm.
In the cold weather we have up here, super warm gloves are a necessity.
Along with chocolate and wine.
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