One of my favorite yarn brands, Spud & Chloe, has released a new yarn called Stripey Fine and they were kind enough to send some for me to review and share with you guys! It’s a superwash 80% wool/20% silk blend just like Spud & Chloe’s Fine yarn, which makes this a great yarn for shawls, baby knits and socks. The colors found in each of the 7 variegated Stripey Fine colorways are also colors you can find in their Fine yarn, so mixing stripes and solids in your knitting is really easy with these yarns.
Go to the bottom of this post for a yarn & pattern giveaway, and a coupon code for 50% off the Stripey Wristlet pattern featured throughout this post!
The Specs – Spud & Chloë Stripey Fine
80% Superwash wool & 20% silk
Available in 50-gram skeins; approximately 191 yards/175 meters
Gauge: 7-8 stitches per inch
Needle size: 1-3 U.S./2.25-3.25 mm
Care: Wash gently in cool water with mild soap. Tumble dry low until damp, block to shape.
The color I was sent to review: #7865 Orange Cream
The colors featured in this yarn that you can get as solids in Spud & Chloe Fine: # 7826 tickled pink, #7811 bumble bee, #7822 sidewalk, #7800 popcorn and #7817 goldfish.
Having knit the Stripey Wristlets Spud & Chloe pattern in Stripey Fine for this post, I can tell you this yarn is really light and colorful and lovely to work with. The texture is really nice and springy without being too elastic. Stripey Fine’s sweet, dessert-inspired color combos made me really excited to knit baby coveralls or some spring-tastic socks. PS: Even though each hank is only 50g, I had enough yarn to knit the Wristlets and have as much yarn as you see in the ball in the picture above leftover. I might have to combine the leftovers with one of the solids that coordinate with it for my next project!
Pattern & Yarn Giveaway
If you’d like to try this yarn for yourself, you can enter here to win a hank of Stripey Fine in Orange Cream & the latest Spud & Chloe pattern, Stripey Wristlets! The Wristlets are the hand warmers pictured throughout this post if you’d like an idea of what they look like. :) Giveaway runs through 2/28/15.
Coupon Code – 50% off the pattern
If you want to get your hands on this pattern now, you can use the code STRIPEY to get the Ravelry pattern PDF for 50% off.
The yarn and patterns featured in the post were provided by Spud & Chloe in exchange for an honest review.