I have some favourite yarns which I love so much that I can’t knit with them – I know it’s really silly but it’s true!
I was recently introduced to these gorgeous yarns from Italy called Gomitoli. They are seriously amazing stuff. There is a high likelihood that these yarns would be one of those favourite yarns. But I will force myself to knit with them because I think I can create really nice patterns with them!!!
If you visit their site, you will find free patterns. It’s called Gomitoli’s Christmas Ideas. Do please check them out!
They are so nice so I put them on my favourite cake stand I bought from Italy.
Here is a quick background of the yarn – Gomitoli yarn is a new yarn brand from Filati Biagioli, an Italian spinner who has been producing luxury yarns including cashmere, camel and angola for 100 years!:
Taking all their technical expertise, handed down from generation to generation, their passion for craftsmanship and their commitment to sustainable innovation, Filati Biagioli decided in 2011 to launch their own brand of hand knit yarns – Gomitoli’s.
Here are the yarns I got from them
This one is a camel yarn 2ply. It has a certification for: 1) no added dyes, 2) absence of toxic and dangerious textile auxilliaries and 3) the yarn is produced in Italy.
This 2 ply camel yarn has a certification for: 1) no added dyes, 2) absence of toxic and dangerious textile auxilliaries and 3) the yarn is produced in Italy. Isn’t that so great? I think it would make a gorgeous shawl yarn.
Tweed yarn (70% lamb's wool, 30% cashmere; 175m / 50g ball)
The tweed yarn is Sport weight yarn. The colour I got is 10046. It’s bright, rustic and SOFT!
This one is called Camello Bottonato (100% camel hair; 175m / 50g ball).
Camello Bottonato is a rustic tweedy yarn (Sport – DK: suggested needles 3.5-4mm). It’s just gorgeous. I don’t know what to do with it. I think it would make a beautiful small knitted accessories. I must swatch!
May be it’s just me that I haven’t really come across many angora yarns in the UK. So it was so fresh to see and feel the angora yarn. It’s dreamy and magical and also is a cute 2-ply.
Gomitoli Big Cashmere. This one is definitely cute. It's 100% cashmere but is a nice good solid yarn. (80m / 50 g ball).
What surprised me with this Big Cashmere yarn is that the fibre is such high quality and spun so well that I know that it won’t fray so easily even it is a 100% cashmere. So lux, so bouncy. I am so in love!
Oh what to do, what to do!!! See? I am pondering too much, I am not even knitting with them LOL! Happy knitty week