The Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch’s Himalayan Summit
Colorway pictured: Juniper Berry
Skein details: 325 yd / 3.5 oz (297m / 100g) skeins / 50% Tibetan Yak / 50% Superfine Merino
Knitting needles: US 4, 3.5 mm / 24 stitches & 29 rows over 4 inches
Crochet hook: US F, 3.75 mm / 20 sc & 24 rows over 4 inches
Cons: At ~$25 a skein, it’s not the cheapest yarn ever. It may be a stretch to buy a sweater quantity of this yarn, unless of course you try the gift certificate route.
Pros: I mean, it’s really, really nice yarn, and I’ll say it again – I can’t get enough of the gorgeous color! It varies in the most beautiful way throughout the skein, which I think you can see pretty well in the pictured swatches. The whole time I swatched with this yarn, I thought about how pretty it would be knit up in a nice shawl or sweater to show off the color variation.
Pattern ideas: For knitting, I’d say a nice and easy shawl done with a couple skeins of Himalayan Summit. The Sixth Degree Shawl is a nice one for this purpose since you can bind off whenever you run out of yarn. For crochet, you’re going to need a bit more yarn, but I’m going to go ahead and recommend the Granny Tassel Shawl for the exact same no-need-to-go-crazy-planning vibe as the recommended knitting pattern. ;)
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One hank of the pictured colorway will be raffled off.
Beautiful yarn indeed!!!
Love the yarn! It’s beautiful!