Wednesday, March 17, 2010

String Theory

While I'm not in the business of reviewing yarn, I can't help myself when it comes to this one. String Theory's Caper Sock yarn is really special.

I was in Gotham Fine Yarn dropping off copies of my Cables & Lace Beret Pattern when I agreed to knit up a sample for the store. It's always helpful to have the real live finished object for customers to look and try-on. Anyway, Rebecca of Gotham Fine Yarns helped me find just the right yarn to use. New to the store, and completely new to me, she handed me a hefty skein of 400 yards in Citron. Wow, I thought. This color is fantastic. And that's really saying something considering my arsenal of every shade of off-white in my stash. But, I digress.

I wound it up and started knitting the beret. Wow, I thought again. This feels great! It's just springy enough to make it easy to work with and make the stitches really pop and the color is just the right spring green. 80/10/10 of Merino, Cashmere and Nylon - not a magical combination nor unique. But I kept flipping the tag over trying to see if I was missing something. Some exotic fiber for sure. Nope. Just the good old stuff.

If you're in the NYC-area, I really recommend checking it out at Gotham. Otherwise, I think they're online. I do know they're from Maine and while I'm crazy for yarn, I'm not crazy enough to drive up for it. Well, actually...


WhitMc said...

Just want I need, another yarn to add to my "want" list. At least I can't be tempted to drive to Maine. I am currently trying to find a time to hunt down Road to China Light since I have curbed my online ordering habit!

margaret in manhattan said...

I agree about your digression! what can I say but "it's about time"?
looks fabu - and isn't Gotham just the cutest store?

Fer said...

That colour is sublime!