Yarn Spotlight: Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone
If you’re like me, you like your wool tempered with a little bit of some other fiber. It doesn’t have to be a lot, just enough to cut through the scratchiness that is often attributed to wool yarns. Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone is a yarn that does just that. Out of the fibers that are often partnered with wool (alpaca, silk, cotton or manmade fiber), silk was chosen to create this beautiful yarn.
Stitch Sprouts blended 80% wool and 20% silk to create a yarn that has the wool you want to give warmth and the silk you’re looking for to make the yarn soft. Each hank has 285 yards, giving this yarn the versatility for various types of knit and crochet projects. Boasting everything from great hand to beautiful stitch definition and using colors “inspired by the beauty of the American wilderness,” Yellowstone is a dream to use in any knit or crochet project that calls for a sport weight yarn.
Two such projects are the Flibbertigibbit Shawl found in the Winter 2017 issue of Interweave Crochet and the Apricot Shawl from Love of Knitting Fall 2016. As you can see from the photos, Yellowstone definitely delivers on stitch definition. No matter what you knit or crochet with this yarn, we’re sure it will make a great addition to your stash! Then, when you need to pull a sport weight wool/silk blend from your stash, go for Yellowstone and show us what you create using #yarnspotlight!