I’m a sucker for pretty colors and lightweight yarn, but I’m not often stopped in my tracks by them. Until I put my hands on this stunning skein of Hawthorne Sport. Like a sudden burst a rainbow after the dark clouds from an early May storm, this rich, vibrant yarn grabs hold of the knitter’s heart with delight and wonder. And I’ll add that, here in Colorado, which can’t make up its dang mind between spring thunderstorms, summer heat, and random snow showers, I could use a little brightness. How about you?
The fabulous team at Knit Picks have created a wonderful firm, strong yarn that has a unique “weight” to it in the hands. I can’t think of any other word for it; like I’m wielding something significant. The twist is tight and fine, lending a durability that shines in textured and cabled patterns.
The superwash highland wool of Hawthorne Sport isn’t a super soft yarn right off the needles, but it relaxes into a gentle feel after blocking a few times. It’s the promise of a both a lightweight and comfortable springtime piece.
I played a bit with lace, just to see what it does, and I was instantly enamored with the smooth results and structured body. I’m still debating what it wants to transform in to, still, but I’m open to ideas – what do you think? Oh, PS – for those interested in these amazing colors, it is the Happy Valley colorway.
Be sure to check back in tomorrow for the diagonal lace I swatched with!