Sunday, March 20, 2011

Milana Scarves

While traveling in Buenos Aires, I visited a lovely yarn store called Milana Hilados and met with designer Joji. For reasons I can't explain, I was immediately attracted to yarns that are very far from my usual fingering weight and finer. These are big, fat, beautiful mega-bulky yarns, which are a signature design of the shop.

I think this yarn is called Florcitas. It is is super bulky wool roving with felted flowers. The blue one, at 146 grams, is 5 inches wide and 76 inches long. The white one is 156 grams, 4.5 inches wide and 61 inches long. The white roving is heavier than the blue, which accounts for the difference in finished size, even though both are garter stitch on 7 stitches. Both are knit on 19mm (US35) needles, which if I never use again will be just fine. Give me my 0000s any day.

Nevertheless, I like the scarves and I think they will make nice Christmas presents for [fill in the blank].