Posts Tagged ‘Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel’

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #20 – 2/10 Merino Tencel

Friday, May 25th, 2012
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Our Anniversary Sale is ending in a week. But there’s one more yarn in the sale I’d like to highlight. Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (also known as Colrain Lace) has been around for over 4 years now and has grown to be a favorite with knitters, crocheters, and weavers. I think one of the things I love most about this lace weight yarn is the beautiful color palette. I still daydream about getting one of each color and having fun playing with combining them.

2/10 Merino Tencel is on sale through 5/31/12 for $16.79/cone (normal retail is $23.99). Check out these great Ravelry projects for a little inspiration for what you can create with this yarn.

Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier, available for purchase on Ravelry, knit by lismete

 

Java Wrap by Nariko Oomae, available from a Japanese pattern book, crocheted by herbivore100

 

Eyelet Twist Pullover by Kira Dulaney, available for purchase on Ravelry, knit by bekala and combined with Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo, also on sale this month

 

Queen Anne’s Lace by MMario, available as a free Ravelry download, knit by violinknitter

 

Camber Cardigan by jeshknits, available for purchase on Ravelry

 

Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen, available as a free Ravelry download, knit by LindaLovesLace

 

Twill Scarves available from handweaving.net, woven by knit4fun972

What’s your favorite color of 2/10 Merino Tencel? I could get lost in the Ocean Blue myself.

Have a great holiday weekend everyone!

– Dena

 

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 428 Bordeaux Pullover

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

This week we begin a look at the garments from our holiday catalog. Have you checked it out yet? There are some fantastic gift ideas in there!

We’re starting with 428 Bordeaux Pullover. Occasional cables create spots of opacity in this sheer and light-weight top-down raglan pullover.

This pullover is knit in Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel. This is a lace version of our staff-favorite Colrain. It comes on cones, so your don’t have to worry about joining new balls, just keep knitting straight from the cone! The coned yarn also means this is an affordable project. Just one cone for all of the sizes!

We tried on the 36″

Kirsten
Height: 5’3″
Bust: 37″
Waist: 30″
Hips: 42″

“Totally love this sweater. I think it’s just my style. I like the cropped body length with the long sleeves.”

Dena
Height: 5’4¾”
Bust: 35½”
Waist: 29½”
Hips: 40″

“I really love how this sweater feels. 2/10 Merino Tencel is perfect for next-to-skin sweaters with no itchiness. The lace fabric stretched to fit me just right. This could be one of those sweaters where I could dress it up or down. I would normally never choose this plum color, but was surprised by how much I liked the color too.”

Mary
Height: 5’4″
Bust: 39½
Waist: 32″
Hips: 43″

“I would knit this in a larger size and also quite a bit longer. I do love layering, so I like the idea of this sweater but it would definitely be more flattering in a larger size. I’d knit it at least 3″ longer, but that’s the great thing about top-down sweaters! The 2/10 Merino Tencel feels great!”

Tina
Height: 5’2″
Bust: 40″
Waist: 33½”
Hips: 43″

“This pullover would be a wonderful layering piece for transitional seasons.  For myself I would knit it two sizes larger.  I would want it to be flowy and drapey. I would like this to be longer as well, but I think that going up in size would help with the length of this on me.”

Come back next week for another Show & Tell!

Mary