We are starting a new feature here on the Uncommon Threads Blog – Yarn of the week. And this, our first selection is Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky, a wonderfully squishy bulky weight that is perfect for quickly knitting up hats, cowls and fingerless mitts.
But we don’t just want to show you pretty pictures of yarn. We want to show you what this yarn can do. So we’ve combed through the ravelry projects and found some of the best pieces made with this yarn.
Kate Atherley design her Sick Day Shawl ($5 pattern) using 4 skeins of Lace Merino Chunky. It is a quick knit designed to be knit up while you are spending a sick day on the couch.
Ravelry user KaraStanley knit up this simple baby hat using 1 skein of Lace Merino Chunky. She doesn’t list a pattern but any simple baby hat pattern would work, such as Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino Hat for Everyone. Kara Stanley uses a knit 1, purl 1 rib to start the hat giving it extra stretch which is a simple modification for any hat pattern.
This cowl was designed and knit by ravelry user Luv2Knit4U using 2 skeins of Lace Merino Chunky. She lists the pattern right in the project description: Cast on 110 stitches, garter stitch for 5 rows. Then seed stitch for nine inches. Then garter for last 5 rows, then bind off. Easy, pretty, dreamy color and oh so soft!
This bulky/ aran weight yarn will make quick work of any project you have in mind – a great way to crank out a last minute gift in a gorgeous yarn that is soft enough for even the most sensitive skin. Come down to the shop and check it out, and take home a skein 10% off retail price until 2/7/15.