Through my adventures with yarn, I’ve begun to realize just how much variety there is in yarn, and how it impacts fiber arts, like crochet and knitting. One of the yarns that was high on my list to try was Peruvian Highland wool since I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about its softness and warmth. When I saw that We Are Knitters, a company that creates knitting and crochet kits, carried Peruvian wool, I got so excited!
- 1 skein of We Are Knitters The Wool – a super bulky weight (6) yarn (above: Navy Blue)
- US Size 19 (15mm) needles – 35 cm long
Pattern by tick-tock hobbies
- Cast on 16 stitches
- *Knit one, purl one*. Repeat from * to * across the row.
- Repeat row 3 for as long as you have yarn!
(I know it’s not really a “pattern” per se, since it’s just the rib stitch row after row, but I just wanted to document it for future reference!)
We are Knitters does have crochet supplies, but given their name, I thought that it was best to give knitting a try. This was my first time knitting since the Grade Six, so I was definitely a bit rusty. I’m very thankful for YouTube tutorials, as it taught me how to cast on and cast off again after all these years.
In hindsight, I wish I would have bought another ball of yarn, as this scarf comes out quite short. My Dad claims that it’s the perfect length for him, but I think that’s just a “Dad-being-nice-to-his-daughter” thing.
It really is as soft as the reports, and I think that making a sweater with this yarn may be a future goal! Again, the yarn is a “luxury” yarn, so it would definitely have to be as a special gift for someone.
We are Knitters does have fairly regular sales up to 25% off, so I would keep an eye out for those if you’re interested in trying out Peruvian Highland yarn for yourself!
Until next time, happy crafting!