New Yarn! Stonehedge and New Zealand WOOLPAK

I have been getting lovely new yarn in the mail lately! New Zealand Woolpak scored from Chic Knits studio stashout. Rustic looking, but not too scratchy, the 8 ply has over 500 yards in each skein, making it possible to knit a small sized garment in just 2 skeins. 

 I am knitting a pullover- short sleeved, since I only have 1000 yards, but tunic length. I am taking advantage of the slightly rustic but good stitch definition to show off the reverse st st side of the fabric.

And enough Stonehedge Worsted to make a sweater. The color is "beaches", which is much more heathered and gray than many of the pictures would lead you to believe (many of the pictures look more tan than gray). If you haven't felt Stonehedge before, you will probably be surprised. It is much softer than expected. it feels like a merino superwash. This yarn is probably one of the best kept secrets for a basic sweater yarn. Super soft. Great stitch definition. with crisp, clear stitches- perfect for cable heavy sweaters.

I think this yarn will be for my next everyday sweater- a sweater soft but sturdy enough to wear every day, outside or in, that will hold up to pilling, snagging, and stretching, one with all the details that make a sweater easy to wear. Neckline not to high, but not too low. Not cropped. Shaping at the waist, but not overly so. Wearable under a coat. Sleeves that won't get in the way. Nice enough to wear with business casual clothes (in a semi casual environment). Classic lines.

I haven't decided if it will have cables or not (but it seems a shame not to!), but I am hoping the sweater will compliment my current everyday sweater.

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