Oh boys and girls - do we have some goodies for you this week! Oodles of new and fabulous sock yarns from Opal. We're really excited about their new line of sock yarn with colorways based on the work of the artist Hundertwasser. You can read about the artist here. But really, what you're interested in is the yarn itself, right? Check it out:
Look at what that clever Judy has done with colorway 1434. It's a popular colorway - yours truly has part of a sock completed in it, too. I'm loving it - this yarn is fabulous to work with and I'm endlessly entertained by the random color changes.
We've also added four of the colorways from the new Rainforest collection - Peacock, caterpillar, tucan, and frog.
Both the Hundertwasser & Rainforest II collections are standard 4 ply sock/fingering weight yarns - 75% superwash wool/25% nylon. A 100g ball has 425 meters, knits up on size US 1 needles at 8 sts/inch, and are a blend of nylon & wool. Reports are that the Opal sock yarn wears like iron - very good for everyday use!
Also new to MFA this month is Opal six-ply in several new colors. Six-ply is great for both new and advanced sock knitters. Since it's heavier, you can use bigger needles and fewer stitches. Easy to see what you're doing and it knits up really quickly. I've already finished one sock for my red-happy son and have the second one underway. There's enough yardage in a single ball of six-ply to do two pairs of medium-sized women's socks or a single pair of socks for a pair of large feet. Or a pair of super-sized slipper socks. Knock yourself out!
To celebrate all this fibery goodness, from Friday, February 16 through Sunday February 18, all Opal Hundertwasser, Rainforest and Six-Ply will be on sale for 10% off regular prices. And as if that weren't enough, all other Opal yarns (and we've got quite a variety, including solids) will be discounted 15% off regular prices. Knit-nighters (Thursday at 7 pm) can get a headstart on the sale. Come on in and check it out - these yarns are even prettier in person.
Wondering what's going to be on sale next week? We don't know yet. We've got so many new and fabulous things coming in that we can't decide. Stay tuned!