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Review: 2 New Knit Picks Yarns

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First, the facts:

Yarn: Biggo

Company: Knit Picks

Type: Bulky

Fiber: 50% Superwash Merino Wool/50% Nylon
Yardage: 110 yards
Weight: 100 g
Gauge: 3 – 3.75 sts = 1″ on US #10-11 needles

The In-Depth Look:

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The press release begins, “Biggo is our most durable bulky yarn yet and has just the right amount of squish to make you swoon. The super-soft and lofty blend of superwash merino and nylon make Biggo the perfect choice for easy-care garments and accessories that will fly off your needles and hooks in no time at all. The bulky gauge is also well suited for cozy, oversized sweaters withough the time committment of finer weight yarns–perfect for holiday knitting.”

Well, having held a skein of this in my hands, I can tell that this yarn definitely has a “squish factor.” It’s deliciously soft and drapey, and I can’t pick up the skein without thinking what a heavenly scarf it would make. Or an afghan–because cuddling under a blanket made out of this stuff would be so comfy on a cold day.

Yarn: Glimmer

Company: Knit Picks

Type: Sock yarn

Fiber: 70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool; 25% Nylon; 5% Stellina
Yardage: 231 yards
Weight: 50 g
Gauge: 7 – 8 sts = 1″ on US #1-3 needles

The In-Depth Look:

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Knit Picks describes this yarn by saying, “Glimmer is Knit Picks’ newest addition to our Stroll sock yarn line. Glimmer is a beautiful combination of shimmery Stellina spun together with superwash merino for extra softness and nylon for added strength. The subtle sparkles let you dress up any project from socks to shawls and make this yarn a great choice for gift knitting. What’s more,t he rich, solid color choices make cables, lace and textures really stand out.”

The sparkles are subtle, and the sock yarn is soft. I haven’t tried knitting with it yet, but anyone who’s tried their Stroll yarn knows that it’s good yarn for the money–and now with a little added shimmer and shine? What’s not to like?

This skein was kindly donated by Knitpicks. Thank you!

My Gush: Two nice, new, machine-washable yarns.

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