Friday, January 23, 2015

Canyon & Mammoth - Two New Bulky Yarns!

Canyon in Desert Oasis
It's January and windy and snowing and I'm cold.  I'm really cold!  No time to lollygag around knitting a delicate little lace weight project, it's time for warm, instant gratification projects that you can knit over the weekend and wear on Monday!

So I am thrilled with the timing of Dream in Color's two new yarns, Canyon and Mammoth.  Both are bulky weight yarns of 100% extra fine wool yarn that is grown, spun and hand dyed in the USA.  "Extra fine" refers to the diameter of each individual strand of wool hair - the thinner the fiber, the softer the wool.  Extra fine wool has the famous warmth of wool with the softness of a luxury fiber.

Mammoth in Goblin Valley
Both Canyon and Mammoth are available in over 20 hand dyed in-stock colors.  Both yarns are bulky, they come in the same colors, and they are even the same price.   

So what's the difference?  Mammoth is a bulkier bulky.  Canyon's gauge is 14 stitches for a 4.0 inch swatch and a recommend needed size of 9 or 10 US.  Mammoth's gauge is 12 stitches for a 4.0 inch swatch and the recommended needle size is 11.

So choose your bulkiness - and start knitting some quick, warm winter gear!
Keep Warm!

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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