Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Featured Yarn: Canopy Fingering

Long time followers of mine know that I have always been a huge fan of The Fibre Company yarns.  Kate of Kelbourne Woolens posted an interview with me if you want to read more about my history with the yarn. Canopy Fingering is one of the two yarns I currently have for sale in the knitbot store, either as part of a kit or individually.

I want to let you what is so special about this yarn and why it might be a good choice for your Wispy or Featherweight Cardigans.

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Canopy Fingering is 50% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino and 20% Bamboo. It is a 3 ply yarn with a smooth texture and a medium-twist.  The recommended gauge is 32-36 sts over 4 inches, but for Wispy and Featherweight you can knit it on US 6 or 7 needles and achieve a gauge of 24 x 36 over 4 inches.

Like all of the Fibre Company Yarns, Canopy Fingering has a decent alpaca content, which adds a ton of softness, drape and warmth.  The merino adds warmth and softness.  The bamboo, unique to the Canopy lines, adds sheen and drape to the yarn, and produces a unique subtle heathery dye effect.

Though Wispy and Featherweight were specifically designed for lace weight yarn, as mentioned you can get the same gauge with a fingering weight yarn such as Canopy.  The added weight will be nice for knitters who don’t want their cardi, well, quite so whispery. In it’s beautiful earth tones it could easily become your favorite cardigan, going with everything in your wardrobe.  It’s unique blend will make it comfortable year round.  I wore a hat knit out of Canopy worsted to the beach last August!

Colors currently available in the knitbot store:

Yerba Mate
River Dolphin
Quetzal
Ginger
Coqui
Chiclet Tree
$13/ skein
200 yards