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Sneak Peek: Nettle Comfortable from Historical Arts Yarn | Knitting


[Sponsored] It’s at all times a deal with to get yarn in from Historical Arts. Not solely have they got beautiful hand dyes, however their yarns are sometimes fascinating in a approach that few others are. The most recent yarn, Nettle Comfortable, is not any exception.

Cakes of Nettle Soft yarn
The yarn has an nearly silky really feel to it.

Sneak Peek: Meet Historical Arts Yarn’s Nettle Comfortable

Fiber Nation host Allison Korleski previews among the yarn’s beautiful colorways, discusses mission concepts, and shares what occurred when she wore a swatch in opposition to her pores and skin for per week (trace, the yarn known as “Nettle Comfortable” for a purpose!).

We had heard of nettle yarn, however assumed it was some crunchy, crusty factor like jute with a foul perspective. Shock! Nettle is a bast fiber (like linen or hemp) however feels extra like silk. Nettle Comfortable yarn is a mix of 68% superwash Merino wool and 32% nettle and feels fantastic proper subsequent to the pores and skin.

Wild nettle plant
Wild nettle. I needed to go all Richard Attenborough and decide a bunch of those for the video, however which may have been just a little dicey! Picture credit score: Judith Haeusler/Getty Pictures.

The yarn is available in each DK- and fingering-weights and could be nice in equipment or clothes. It’s extra drapey than boingy, so preserve that in thoughts when choosing a sample. (No socks. Simply don’t.)

Murray Pullover in Nettle Soft yarn
The Murray Pullover by Nora Gaughan makes use of Nettle Comfortable yarn. Picture by Harper Level Images.

Norah Gaughan’s Murray Pullover is a superb mission that reveals Historical Arts hand-dyed yarn to perfection.

So, when you’re searching for a cool new yarn to attempt, positively take a look at Nettle Comfortable!

Comfortable knitting,
Allison

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