New in store: Traum Seide and Cobasi! February 12, 2013 – Posted in: New in Store
A cheery delivery of Zitron and HiKoo yarns arrived this afternoon and brightened this otherwise very grey day. We’re excited about the addition of Traum Seide and Cobasi to the store as each of these fills a small gap in our current inventory. Traum Seide is a 100% mulberry silk lace-weight yarn while Cobasi is a cotton/bamboo/silk sock-yarn which can be used by those with wool sensitivities for any project calling for fingering weight yarn. See additional details below!
Please note that the colours pictured are now in stock. A few additional colours are backordered and will arrive within the next few weeks (e.g. cream, black, charcoal, etc.).
From the Skacel website: “Lace projects often demand intense focus and hundreds of hours of work. The finished product is usually a jaw-dropping feat of technical skill. Traum Seide is a true laceweight, a thin glowing strand of unadulterated Mulberry silk. Dyed in a gleaming gemstone palette, this yarn will elevate your lace.”
- 100% Mulberry Silk
- 875 yards per 100 gram hank
- US 2-4 needles
- 3-3.5 mm needles
- Lace Weight
From the Skacel website: “Finally, a wool-free sock yarn! Knitters and the lucky people they knit for have long clamored for a wool-free sock yarn, something that wouldn?t irritate or overheat. Meet Cobasi, a cotton, bamboo and silk blend that also has a generous amount of elastic nylon. It comes in 50 gram hanks and a wide range of colors, making it a perfect candidate for warm weather color work. Soft and machine washable, this will also be a go-to for hardy baby garments. The possibilities are thrilling, so get some Cobasi and cast on!”
- 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
- 220 yards per 50 gram skein
- US 1-4 needles ? 2.5-3.5 mm needles
- 6.5-8 sts per inch