|Malabrigo Finito |
I really like the twist of the yarn - it seems to have a nice balance of strength and softness. Once you get past the stage of simply admiring your skeins and squishing them every so often (and I must say, both colorways I ordered, Paloma and Mares, are even prettier in person with stunning variations and a near-luminosity in the skein), the real fun begins: finding the perfect pattern to show off this yarn. I literally spent half a day poring over Ravelry before I settled on a shawlette project for Paloma (Mercedes Tarasovitch-Clark's Haven, if you're wondering).
Knitting with Finito is completely delightful; the yarn isn't splitty and it has fantastic stitch definition. The only downside that I can find is that progress is slow, because I keep stopping to admire my work and feel the softness of the fabric I'm knitting.
Here are the stats (from the Malabrigo website):
Fingering Pure Superfine Merino wool
200 yards ( 185m) approx. 50g skein
US needles #2-4 (3-3.5mm)
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