I haven’t had much time in the last two months to sit and just meander and play with new yarns, but this week, I insisted to myself that it was time. In fact, it was past time. I was given the chance to dig my fingers into a brand new yarn, one that is mesmerizing in its delicate comfort: Superfine 400 from Yarn and Soul (distributed by Classic Elite Yarns).
There are times when we just need … to be gentle with ourselves, to sink in to the inner places and re-discover our needs and motivations. As the leaves fall like glitter to the ground and the nights edge closer to the cold, that desire is all the more present and so we, unconsciously, seek out quiet moments that bring us peace and contentment. This light yarn of alpaca is like an afghan for my heart, with a soft, airy halo whispering my cares away.
Superfine 400 is truly enchanting in its depth, with an artisanal coloring that pulls you in, urging you to discover its hidden secrets. It’s an experience that makes you feel … less fragile in a hard world. It softens your heart its rich warmth. It reminds you to savor and enjoy each quiet moment.
Yarn and Soul is about the stories that drive us to knit and craft, that keep us rooted to the use of our hands in knitting up hope, joy, and peace. Small batch, natural fibers with the goal of curating your creativity. It just can’t get any more potent than that.
And, if you’d like your own chance to play, here’s the stitch pattern I used. It is unbelievably simple, but allows the yarn definition to shine. I used US 5 (3.75mm) needles.
Sk2psso – Slip 1 stitch as if to purl, k2, pass the slipped stitch
Set-Up Row (WS): Purl.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *Yo, sk2psso; rep from * to end.
Row 4: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 for pattern.
What do you think of the stitch pattern? Have you come across this yarn yet? I’d love to hear your stories about it. 🙂