Yarns of Italy

Crespo

Fiber Content: 60% Bamboo Viscose, 40% Hemp
Weight/Yardage: 100g/274 yds
Yarn Weight: Sport
Knitting Gauge: 26 st/4" on US 4

Suggested Needles: US 4-5
Suggested Hooks: E-H
Care:
machine wash, dry flat
Made in: Italy

Patterns: Meghan Jones' Thalassa, TinyKnits' Cabriole.

Notes from the Yarnie:

Crespo is the yarn that no two people use the same words to describe. Some note that it is crunch like hemp, while others notice the sheen from the bamboo viscose. Plant fiber lovers call it soft, while others point out the halo provided by the hemp strands. When we sent out samples for a design competition, we were floored at its possibilities. Worked tightly on size 2 needles, there is drape and sheen but body. Knit on size 4 needles, it's a little crisper. On larger needles, it becomes soft and fluid. So how do we describe this yarn? It's softer than hemp but has more body and texture than viscose. It's fuzzy and smooth, crisp and drapey... all at the same time. 

Two designers have already created beautiful designs that play up the yarn's strengths in different ways. Both designs turn something that feels a little crunch in the hand into something drapey, cool, and gorgeous. The stitch definition is quite good, but it also looks beautiful in basic stitches of crochet or knit.

We will be releasing a few new colors each season, so we decided to match the coming heat of summer with bright, intense shades and cool, pure white.

Project Ideas:

I'm working up a purse in Tunisian crochet now. A friend has informally pre-ordered a fall color for a twinset. We've seen it in a dress, a scarf, sweaters... anything you want for cool weather. Here it is on the TNNA runway:

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