But seriously, this yarn is divine. I fell in love at first touch, and I encourage all of you to come in and feel it for yourselves. Each skein is 98 glorious yards of 98% extrafine merino/2% nylon. Noble is the ultimate in cozy, the companion you want to have with you through brisk fall days and icy winter nights. (Noble never has freezing-cold feet in bed, you guys.) With a gauge of 2 stitches per inch on a #17 needle, this is instant-gratification, quick-knit yarn at its best. It’s light, lofty, and just plain lovely.
It’s no secret that Over The Rainbow Yarn loves Berroco. There’s good reason for that: they consistently create quality products, and they have excellent pattern support. They’ve brought out a pattern booklet to go with Noble, and because they love us back, they have also made each of the patterns available online through your local yarn shop (Hey, that’s us!). They even sent us a sample garment, which I kidnapped borrowed yesterday in order to survive the frigid air conditioning.
I think the first item I want to make for myself is Coffeehouse. Yummmm….
This week’s featured yarn is Venezia Sport, by Cascade Yarns. Venezia Sport is a sport-weight blend of 70% Merino Wool, and 30% Silk. It is incredibly soft and simply lovely to wear close to the skin. It has a subtle sheen from the silk content. It’s particularly well-suited to shawls. Here in the shop, we are showing off this yarn in the Piper’s Journey shawl.
Piper’s Journey Shawl
Click Here to see hundreds of inspiring projects which Ravelry users have made using Venezia Sport!