Posts Tagged ‘Stacy Charles’

Sometimes Bigger IS Better

Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Knitting folk, you know I am usually all about the smaller yarn. I think somehow it looks nicer, you can do more with it, the stitch definition is usually better, and also, those are the needle sizes I have lots of. So…expedience.

I recently was lucky enough to be in on a presentation given by Stacy Charles, whose name is probably familiar to all of you knitters. Their new yarn, Sherpa, was really popular at our recent Knitting Retreat, and at first glance, I thought “absolutely NOT.” It’s everything I thought I didn’t like in a yarn: fuzzy, big, random little boucle dots of natural color along the fiber. However, I then saw this yarn knit up in this absolutely gorgeous pullover with matching cowl, and it’s the antithesis of what I don’t like in bulky yarn.

Stacy Charles with Tahki Yarns Sherpa, available at Read more on the WEBS Blog at

The Zest Pullover has a drapiness that I could compare to a superstar sportweight or DK yarn, not boxy or puffy, but smooth and shapely. The fuzziness of Sherpa is soft, not like a fuzzy yarn that you don’t want next to your skin. That cowl is about to be on my needles and I’ll finish it in a day, I bet.

What’s the last yarn that changed your opinion? Let us know in the comments, below.

Ready, Set, Knit #257: Kathy talks with Stacy Charles

Saturday, March 10th, 2012
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Guest: Stacy Charles of Tahki Stacy Charles Yarn talks to Kathy about new spring products. Tahki Stacy Charles is made up of Tahki Yarns, Stacy Charles Collezione, and Filatura di Crosa. In this week’s podcast, Kathy and Stacy chat about Tahki. Tahki Yarns are first and foremost natural fibers. They also chat a little bit about the cost limitations of natural dyes and more.

Note: There will be no podcast next week.

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