Be Sweet Skinny Wool + Broken Wings

Every now and then I get the chance to try a yarn that is just a decadent luxury.img_3295Be Sweet Skinny Wool definitely falls into this category. This delicate merino single is oh-so-soft and buttery. Think of the most rich, melt-in-your-mouth sweet treat — this is the yarn equivalent and it is delicious.

When I initially agreed to take this yarn for a test drive I had a certain pattern in mind, but as the story so often goes when I got it started on my needles it just wasn’t doing this lovely yarn justice. I ripped my progress and headed back to the drawing board. It just so happened that right around that time Joji Locatelli released a new pattern named Broken Wings. Requiring just 360-380yards of light fingering weight yarn, it felt like I’d hit the jackpot on timing.

When I got going, I was slightly concerned that this light fingering would be too light.

img_3351But I had a good feeling about it and I kept going…

img_3539And going…

img_3550And going!

For as complex as it looks, it was actually a relatively easy lace knitting project and I really had fun with it. I’ll admit that the not-knowing-how-it-would-turn-out that is a lace knitting project was a little disconcerting, but I hung in there. I really, really, really wanted to do this beautiful yarn justice.

And then I blocked it out…

super det laceAnd my concerns melted away.

detail pointFrom the lace to the delicate picot edge this just turned blossomed into a gorgeous shawl.

hangingIt’s not especially deep, but it is wonderfully long. And the twisted rib & bobble end are an unexpected and sublime detail.

onLight & airy and perfect for a light summer wrap to throw over your shoulders. I’m sure I’ll wear it year-round though, just because it is so darn pretty.

Considering this is a merino singles yarn, it held up remarkably well to my ripping back the first project and in the end it washed up beautifully. I’ve worked with similar yarns before, but I was very impressed with this Be Sweet Skinny Wool. Both the marvelous color and the high quality of the yarn were notable in my book. I will certainly keep this lovely yarn (and pattern, too!) on my short list of favorites because every now and then, you know, we just need a decadent luxury.

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