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Between walks, I've been getting the box of Valley Yarns from WEBS organized for my upcoming oddments knitdown.
Pictured above, from the bottom left, clockwise: Deerfield (80% alpaca, 20% silk, 109 yards/50 grams): Stone Blue; Valley Superwash dk (100% extrafine merino wool, 137 yards/50 grams): color 18 - a deep blue; Southwick (52% pima cotton. 48% bamboo viscose, 105 yards/50 grams): color 27 - a rich deep purple; Stockbridge (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 109 yards/50 grams): Periwinkle; and Berkshire (85% wool, 15% alpaca, 141 yards/100 grams): color 24, Light Blue.
Pictured above, from bottom left counter-clockwise: Huntington (75% fine superwash merino, 25% nylon, 218 yards/50 grams): Forest; Northfield (70% merino, 20% baby alpaca, 10% silk, 124 yards/50 grams): Avocado; Northampton Bulky (100% wool, 109 yards/100 grams): Dark Green Heather; Goshen (48% Peruvian cotton, 46% Modal, 6% silk, 92 yards/50 grams): Green Apple.
Pictured above, from top left, counter-clockwise: Northampton Sport (100% wool, 164 yards/ 50 grams): Raspberry Heather; Buckland (60% fine superwash merino, 20% mulberry silk, 20% nylon, 109 yards/50 grams): Ruby Red; Colrain (50% merino, 50% tencel, 109 yards/50 grams): Mauve; Longmeadow (60% cotton, 40% microfiber, 117 yards/50 grams): Purple Haze.
Pictured above, from top left, counter-clockwise: Valley Superwash (100% extra fine merino superwash, 98 yards/50 grams): color 617 - a light tan; Amherst (100% merino, 109 yards/50 grams): Wild Rose; Northampton (100% wool, 247 yards/100 grams): Fawn.
Pictured above, from bottom, up: Sheffield (70% merino, 15% silk, 15% angora, 120 yards/50 grams): color 23 - a deep rust; Berkshire Bulky (85% wool, 15% alpaca, 108 yards/100 grams): color 18, Copper.
Pictured above is my first up: the Berkshire in Light Blue, and I am loving knitting with this yarn. It's similar in weight to my favorite Lopi sweater (I was a sweater knitter for years, and that's something else I need to get back to!), but the alpaca makes it loads and loads softer. I wear a turtleneck with my Lopi, but I'm guessing this one would work against my skin, and I don't think I would itch at all. It's a fat single, so it knits up lofty. The alpaca gives it a light halo, making it extra warm and snuggly.
Stand by, as I will be releasing the knitdown as a subscription eBook this coming Wednesday, and it will be discounted until the first pattern is released!