I said I would show and tell from my visit to Die Woll-Lust on my trip to Berlin.
One of the things I particularly liked about the shop was the way the colours were arranged. Everywhere I looked there were enticing juxtapositions of colours. I was drawn to these gorgeous hanks of Filace Seta Cash in shades of mauves and greys.
I think those colours just want to be made into a fine striped fabric. I’m not sure what to make – a lightweight cardigan maybe? But it will take a lot of knitting in such a fine gauge. While I think about it I’ll enjoy playing with the skeins, arranging them in different order.
I have a weakness for Rowan Kidsilk Haze. This yarn, Filace Setmo, caught my eye as being somewhat similar. It has a higher proportion of silk (50% silk, 50% mohair compared to KSH’s 30% silk, 70% mohair) which gives it a little bit more lustre at the core. Look at that brilliant scarlet!
There was a lace shawl made of this yarn, Filace Quito, in a different colour on display in the shop. It had a lovely handle – soft but with a bit of body to it, as you would expect from a yarn which is 90% alpaca, 10% merino. This is a brilliant blue-green and the yarn just called out “Take me home!” How could I resist?
It’s not usual for me to buy several yarns at one go – I tend to buy with a project in mind. But there is something about being on holiday and knowing that I can’t pop back a few weeks later that makes me more susceptible to temptation.
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