Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yarn Highlight: Juniper Moon Farms "Moonshine"

Hi Everyone! Today I want to talk about one of our new favorite yarns here at Anacapa, Juniper Moon Farms "Moonshine".

Moonshine is 40% Wool, 40% Alpaca, and 20% Silk. It knits up at a worsted weight gauge of 20 stitches over 4 inches with a US Size 7 needles. This single ply yarn is soft and light, with amazing color saturation and depth! The way the yarn is spun up showcases the color variations, and it knits up as a beautiful semi-solid color.

Moonshine has excellent stitch definition, making it wonderful for cables and other pattern stitches.

One the left you can see a cowl knit in Moonshine. The pattern is the Cocoon Me Cowl by Rose Beck, and our own Terry is teaching a class on that scarf coming up in August. Click here for more info. You can also see Moonshine knitted into a super cute cabled vest, the pattern for which is in the accompanying book.

Moonshine is distributed by Knitting Fever. You can find out more about Moonshine here on their website, including all the colors it comes in and pictures of all the projects in the book. Stop by the shop soon to see it for yourself!

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