We’ve welcomed another new yarn to the shop! Meet Geilsk Cotton/Wool.
Cotton/Wool is a fingering weight blend of 55% wool and 45% cotton, a combination that brings the best of both fibers to the yarn. The wool lends elasticity and loftiness to the cool, soft cotton, and the result is a nice balance of animal and plant fibers, and smooth, well-behaved fabric.
We spotted Cotton/Wool at market last May, noting that we lacked a fingering weight cotton and wool blend here at the shop. We chose to carry it after knitting a simple swatch, its smooth texture rendering stitch patterns neatly, with nary a snag.
Danish knitwear designer Bente Geil has developed a unique bunch of patterns for Cotton/Wool, ranging from shawls and scarves to vests and larger sweaters.
I’m currently knitting this “Jiffy” vest as a sample for the shop in Cotton/Wool.
You can wear it with the ribbing at the neck or upside down, with the lace at the neck.
Look for Geilsk Cotton/Wool and its accompanying patterns in the fingering weight section at the shop. See you there!