I’m helplessly, hopelessly in love.
This is Smitten 120, the newest addition to Elliebelly. It’s a single-ply yarn in a fingering weight, spun from 20% Silk, 15% Yak, and 60% Merino Wool. It comes in 120 gram/523 yarn skeins, so that one skein is perfect for shawl knitting. The details completely fail to capture my love for this yarn. I love it in the skein. It’s so soft and so pretty. Yak is lustrous, soft and has good elasticity, so blended it with the silk and fine merino, it’s a beautiful yarn with just a hint of halo. It’s everything good in a shawl/scarf yarn. It will make lovely hats. And I’m already thinking about sweater possibilities. The sample is knit up in Llyr, one of the colorways that was developed to take advantage of the qualities of Smitten, and the pattern is Lamassu. You can see Judi’s project page here.
I’ve fallen so hard for this yarn that I’m planning to add a DK version as well (perhaps I’ll take advantage of that to knit the sweater I’m dreaming about). I’m over the moon about this yarn — you know that wonderful feeling when something you think you’re going to love wildly exceeds all of your expectations? I love Smitten, and can’t wait to make it available to you when we reopen later this month! Make sure you sign up for our newsletter so you’ll know all the details.