Sinfully lush, the new Super Bulky by Freia Fine Handpaints is a yarn that I just can’t put down! I know spring is nearly upon us (with summer shortly behind), but bulky is in, baby, and when you add in a mind-blowing color palette of ombre, you just can’t say “no!”
The distinctive color options in Freia’s gradients are positively drool-worthy, easily nudging you out of your comfort zone with a mild transition here and there. You’ll find that the variation of shades, about 4 to 5 in a skein, flow seamlessly from one to the next like the watercolor blending of a Monet painting. Seriously, mind blowing. In fact, Tina, owner of the company, told me how they had to re-develop their dyeing process in order to accommodate the thickness of this new yarn.
This single-ply, 100% wool (wool from Colorado sheep!) comes in at a generous 87 yards (80 m), which means one skein and some giant needles can take you quite far — like the scarf I whipped up in a little over an hour. The cables take a little more yarn than average pattern, but I think the thick squish was worth the sacrifice in a little length. My friend, Jill, crocheted a mesh cowl in 30 minutes over lunch one day!
Smooth and soft. Low-pill and comfortable. A delightfully yielding weight. Suffice to say, this super bulky yarn from Freia Fine Handpaints promises immensely satisfying quickness and stunning results. Swing back by tomorrow and I’ll show you how to knit up this easy scarf! In the meantime, keep your eye out for this yarn — It is in high demand, so don’t give up!