Diana just told me that I have to blog more – she finished walking through the store and did not get a single skein of yarn – what self control! So I am doing as I am told.
Seattle finally thawed and we have tons going on. New yarn line to our store Muench Yarns! I love this because we received our first shipment yesterday with Touch Me in some of the boxes. Guess who is going to knit with it!?
We also received several discontinued GGH yarn lines that we are going to sell at incredible prices, again from Muench. One of these yarns is Via Mala, a beautiful 100% wool yarn that is heavy worsted to bulky weight and comes in 50 gram skeins with 74 yards. Via Mala retails at $10 and we will be selling it at 65% off at $3.50 a skein or $28 for a full bag. As I said this yarn came in yesterday and already we have had multiple bags have walked out of the store. For a medium size sweater one would need 12 skeins and for a large sweater I would recommend 14 skeins.
I know that Via Mala had pattern support through Rebecca magazine but unfortunately, I do not have access to those patterns. Does anyone know which issue(s)? I would very much appreciate it if you could share. This is a quote from GGH re Gia Mala:
Via Mala is slightly roughened, giving it its elegant appearance. To back up its use as a craft wool, a completely new process was implemented to give this yarn its extraordinary characteristics. This process gives the yarn its high volume and softness. After its first wash the garment will show off all its positive characteristics and overwhelm with its wear and care properties. The natural characteristics of the yarn remain intact. Via Mala thus behaves like a high-quality cashmere yarn, which doesn’t achieve its full potential either until after the first wash.
I hope you decide to try some for your next sweater, hat, gloves, or even felting project.
PS. Diana thanks for the push – I promise I will be posting as fast and frequently as humanly possible.