New yarns are like buses - they always seem to come along at once - and while I am still sworn to secrecy over several things, this week Scheepjes* launched a new version of their popular Merino Soft yarn (see my earlier review post here), called Merino Soft Brush. As a freelance designer working with Scheepjes, I've been fortunate enough to have used it already and am delighted to report that it is almost exactly the same as MS, in fact the only difference is the colour - rather than solid shades, the seven new colourways are mottled to produce a lovely marl fabric.
The samples here show how the mottled colours are very subtle and consist of different colours depending on the background shade - in Avercamp (left) the flecks are reds, green and brown but for Potter (right) the contrast is provided by lighter and darker shades of blue.
- Each 50g ball includes 105m of 50% Superwash Merino, 25% Microfibre, 25% Acrylic yarn.
- It is washable at 30C and may be tumbled dried on the cool setting.
- The fibre composition means it is both soft and strong.
- The recommended needle or hook size is 4mm - 5mm.
- MS Brush will be available to order from Scheepjes stockists* including Deramores, Wool Warehouse and Paradise Fibres very soon.
Crochet & Knitting Pattern Suggestions:
Having the same base, MS Brush looks great when combined with Merino Soft and they would make an excellent choice for my Soundwaves Cowl pattern, which was originally written for Scheepjes Colour Crafter and CC Velvet acrylic yarn. It would also make a lovely pair of Leaf Collectors' Mitts, originally written for Scheepjes Stonewashed. Both patterns are available on Ravelry.
As it's getting chilly in the mornings I have plans for a brand new project, something autumnal and cosy, and which I'll share with you very soon.
Come back next week when I should be able to show you how the new project is knitting up!
If you've been following the blog for a while you'll know that I'm using regular Merino Soft for my Last Dance on the Beach blanket (still a work in progress). In the latest Simply Crochet magazine (issue 49), you'll find a 6 page feature on the project and why all of us who worked on the design took part. If you can't get a copy where you are, a digital edition is available to download onto your tablet - the special affiliate link below will get you access to a 30 day free trial.
*DISCLOSURE: Yarn supplied by Scheepjes. As always, all opinions are my own. Stockist information includes affiliate links - thank you for using them and supporting CftC.