Monday, 30 August 2010

Knit Picks Gloss



I thought I'd tell you a bit about the Gloss range. These are the least expensive of both the lace and the sock yarns from Knit Picks. At £3.99 a skein, this is very good value. A blend of merino and silk, this is a lovely yarn. The colours are solid and I hope Ive chosen a reasonable variety.

The only thing about this yarn, was that it wasn't as soft as I had expected at first squeeze. After a few squeezes, it did get softer! I think this probably more to do with the spinning and dyeing processes and that once washed it will soften up considerably. The solid black seems a little harsher than the other colours and so I suspect my theory is correct. Don't let this put you off though - it really is excellent value for money.

4 comments:

Liz of Wool Boutique said...

I'm loving the gloss! Hope you don't mind but i've been spreading the word via Ravelry and my blog.

Hoping you decide to stock more of the knitpicks range (particularly swish worsted!).

Liz

Sharon said...

Thanks Liz! I'm really pleased you are enjoying the yarn.

Raquela said...

oh my gosh, I just glanced at an ad on ravelry, I never usually read them, and knitpicks in the UK, FINALLY!!!! I will be browsing your website with pleasure :-)

Audrey said...

I knit the "Adamas" Shawl with KP gloss laceweight, it is fabulous. So soft and blocked beautifully. The KP gloss fingering is also fabulous. Definitely my favorite yarns!!