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CaMaRose – Midnatssol
Your skin is not a fan of mohair, so you are looking for a fluffy yarn as soft, natural and with a pretty range of colours but without this itchy fiber? CaMaRose’s Midnatssol might be a good alternative.
Indeed, CaMaRose’s latest creation has more than one winning card hidden inside its balls! Entirely made of natural material, it combines the exquisite softness of baby alpaca* to the drape of tencel, with just a teeny bit of merino fiber (mulesing free*) to add some structure to the blend. Why tencel? Actually, it is used as a base to hold the baby alpaca and merino blend, like silk does in a mohair and silk yarn.
Plus, with the beautiful colour palette developped by the brand, it will be a perfect candidate to create one of those nordic-inspired patterns that we see everywhere on the knitosphere… As well as the 80’s vintage ones, for a little nostalgic (or not !) trip but with a modern feel!
With its generous meterage and its fluffy aspect, you will not need a lot of balls to knit even a big project. You can also double it with another yarn, to add some lightness to your knitting. But you can also, for example, alternate it with a smoother yarn, why not to knit the Stripes! sweater designed by Andrea Mowry (pattern available on Ravelry or on her website). Let your creativity do the talking!
And with its price, as soft as the yarn, your bank account will love it too 😉
What you need to know about this yarn:
- Weight: Light Fingering
- Composition: 54% Baby Alpaca, 36% Tencel, 10% Merino
- 200 meters / 25 grams per ball
- Available in 22 shades
- Needles: 3 to 4 mm
- Gauge: 19 to 22 stitches x 30 to 36 rows = 10 cm (using 3 mm needles)
- Handwash and dry flat
With Midnatssol, CaMaRose created a yarn that every knitter loving fluffy yarn, yet allergic to mohair, will love! Actually, it is not a first for this brand… If you are looking for the same type of yarn, but in a heavier weight, CaMaRose’s Snefnug, made with the same type of baby alpaca and merino blend, but this time blown in a cotton tube, might interest you!
*Baby alpaca is one of the softest qualities of alpaca fiber. Contrary to what its name is saying, it does not come from baby alpacas, but is used to name a very fine fiber. And the finest the fiber, the softest the yarn! As for mulesing, it is a technique used by certain sheep breeders, violent for the animals. If you are concerned about animal welfare, you will want to avoid it.