Huasco from Araucania is a 100% Extra Fine Merino wool yarn.
This fingering weight yarn (7.5 sts/inch) has 450 yards per 100 gram hank. That’s a lot of yarn to play with!
I am a “tight twist” person, and this yarn has a nice firm twist that shows stitch definition beautifully.–A Ravelry user
There are eight new colors of this hand dyed yarn this season, for a total of 16. You can see them all here.
But what to make with this pretty, pretty yarn?
I’ve been seeing a lot of Huasco shawlettes on Facebook lately. It makes sense, spring usually still has a chill in the air that you might want a little extra warmth. Also, they can be small projects, which are good for warm weather since they don’t cover you up.
Just got a small shawl off the needles and really enjoyed working with this yarn…..nice twist, soft hand–it will feel nice against the skin.–A Ravelry User
Lighthouse Fibers, a local yarn store in Michigan, sent us pictures of their “Dusk on the Bluff” shawl knit using Huasco. Love that dark purple color! It’s #14 – Fuschia, Violet.
Two stores are working on the popular Hitchhiker pattern using Huasco.
Elly’s Sheared Sheep Yarn & Fabric Shop (Facebook page), a local yarn store in Wisconsin, is using #11 – Fuschia, Orange, Grey.
Knitters Nook Columbus, a local yarn store in Indiana, is using #15 – Lime, Green.
Don’t they both look great?
The wrap takes three balls and the wrist warmers take one ball. The wrist warmers would be a great way to test out this new yarn before you knit a larger project. Or make several pairs and throw them in your gift giving box!
It uses from two to five balls, depending on the size you make. The pattern has six sizes from 28″ to 50″ bust and is meant to be worn with 2″ of positive ease. Raglan sleeves and an eyelet rib will make this an interesting knit.
Have you met Huasco in person? What have you knit with this pretty yarn? Share a picture with us on Facebook. We love seeing what people make with our yarn!