Yinz all know that I’ve been on a major yarn diet, right? I joined the STASH KAL on Ravelry and have knit nearly 4,000 yards out of my stash since September 12. Oh, and no new yarn (club yarns excluded) has come into this house with the exception of two skeins of Cascade 220 for a Platypus hot water bottle cover since then either.
I’ve been good.
Of course, then I walked into Bloomin Yarns last Thursday. Michelle had gotten a box from Malabrigo on Wednesday. It was tagged for sale on Thursday and three colors didn’t even make it out onto the floor to be sold. This is one of those three colors.
Colors are more "true" in the three close-ups to follow ...
This is … wait for it … a worsted weight plied Malabrigo. It is just as soft as the Malabrigo worsted single you know and love. But plied.
I liked the colors when I first looked in that box (hello, it's Malabrigo …). This particular color is Azul Profundo. It was pretty, but I could resist. Until I touched the yarn.
And I was sunk. Michelle gave me a skein to swatch. I can get 4.5 sts/inch on a US 10 or 10.5 (I can’t remember, but I think it was a 10). I bought all 10 skeins, which is 1,500 yards.
It’s gonna be a Rogue. I can’t wait.