February 18, 2010
Novelty yarns are the mortgage-backed securities of the yarn world. When the yarn market began to contract a few years ago, many companies were left with warehouses of flashy, shiny, furry, 100% synthetic and entirely unsellable stuff. They took huge losses and vowed never to repeat the same mistake again.
This may help explain why many people in the knitting industry are extremely weary of anything that could be remotely construed as "novelty."
But this week I show you an exception, a lovely and somewhat unconventional ribbon-style yarn that's made from 80% wool and hand-dyed by Mountain Colors in Montana. Meet Merino Ribbon.
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