February Featured Yarn: ShibuiKnits Drift

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If you are looking for a luxurious worsted weight yarn, ShibuiKnits Drift is your answer. This Fine Merino and Cashmere blend drapes like velvet which makes it ideal for cuddly cowl or a slinky sweater. Shibui is notorious for pairing their yarns for held-double projects that will knock your socks off. We have picked our favorite pattern suggestions for this delightful yarn.

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Rise by Shellie Anderson pairs Drift with Silk Cloud to make a perfect hat and cowl set. The allover cable pattern pops with the stunning stitch definition created by Drift.

What do you need?
Hat or Cowl Yarn
2 skeins Drift
1 skein Silk Cloud

Needles
US 7 – 4.5 mm
US 10 – 6.0 mm

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One Cable Mitts by Valerie Teppo
is a simple fingerless mitts pattern that really shows off those stitches with a bold cable. This pattern would be great for those who are trying cables for the first time and need to clearly see their stitches and not try to tackle fiddly fingering weight when learning cabling.

What do you need?
Yarn
1 skein Drift

Needles
US 9 – 5.5 mm

drift-big-herringbone-cowlDrift is super squishy and soft so that lends well to accessories worn close to your face. Our last pattern suggestion in Big Herringbone Cowl by Purl Soho. All you need for this bad boy is a pair of US 17 – 12.75 mm and, depending on the length you’d like, 500 yards of Drift for a cowl you can double and half that for a single wrap. Heavy yarn plus big needles equals a super quick knit!

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