Archive for August, 2017

Time to try a new staple in superwash yarn!

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Diamond Luxury has carried Pure Wool Superwash yarn for quite a while, and we’ve added a “sister” line to our collection: Pure Wool Superwash Heather.

I know that most knitters develop a fondness for a staple yarn. The one they can count on, that is a general work-horse yarn, that never fails them, so why try something else, right? Well, we’d like to invite you to try Pure Wool and Pure Wool Heather and see if it stands up to your good taste and beautiful knitting. We are confident it will.

This yarn has a decent twist without making it too firm, so it’s still squishy soft. It knits at a worsted or aran weight and has excellent stitch definition. We have 52 solid colors and 16 heathers for you to try. This extensive palette has colors to suit each wardrobe and taste, or to accessorize your fall, winter and early spring coats and jackets.

This men’s vest is a updated classic! The tailored shoulders and precise V-neck details will make the wearer look great. Notice how crisp the pattern stitch and the ribbing look thanks to Diamond Luxury Pure Wool Superwash.

Great yarns to knit for fall projects.

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Do you like to knit up quick projects? Fall will be here sooner than you think!

Rosarios Gaia is a great super-bulky yarn that will knit up into a quick project like a cowl or a scarf in one or two days. With 9mm needles, you’ll knit a cozy and tweedy item out of one of ten colours.

Rosarios Gaia extra bulky yarn.

Luxury Tweek DK by Sublime is a fabulous yarn for knitting fall garments. Because it is a blend of wool and cotton it shares the characteristics of both types of fibre. The wool provides warm and elasticity, and the cotton provides drape and aeration.

Luxurious Tweek DK by Sublime

 

 

 

Diamond distributes 10 great tweedy colors. Some of them are traditional muted tweeds, reminiscent of Edwardian tweed frock coats. I also really like the pastel family that we have. Look at these three (from left to right: Buff Blue, Dawn, and Stone).