A long-time customer asked if I had any silk-blended laceweight. I was going to go shopping, but I discovered a long-forgotten cone of Primo Lace — 80/20 Wool/Tussah Silk blend. I used to feature this regularly until my supplier stopped carrying it about 5 or 6 years ago. Lucky for me, and lucky for my customer!
Originally Primo Lace was $32.00 for 1000 yards/3.5gm. Realizing that not everyone needs or wants 1000 yards of Primo Lace, which is how I measured it out in the past, I decided to make half-length hanks at 500 yards. I looked it up on Ravelry and discovered over 1000 free patterns calling for less than 500 yards of laceweight yarn, both knitting and crochet. All you need to do is pick your favorite color then inspire your creativity with so many pattern options.
I did also dye up two hanks of Primo at 1000 yards (BRS23 – #597 & 598), and apparently guess-timated the yardage on the cone correctly, since there was barely a few yards once I pulled off a dozen at 500 and two at 1000.
I ended this week’s dye session with 10 skeins of Phydlbitz Sock.(BRS23 – #599 – 608). I dyed the Primo Lace on Friday, and had a bunch of dye leftover for the Phydlbitz., so these came up well-saturated. I was surprised that the blues I mixed in for Twinset #601 & 602 and 605 & 606 didn’t have much effect. But all the colors used on the Primo were also used on all the Phydlbitz.
Since I rarely combine different yarns with different pricing, let me clarify:
- Primo 500 (80/20 Wool/Silk, 500 yards) $18.00
- Primo 1000 (80/20 Wool/Silk, 1000 yards) $32.00
- Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards) $27.50
These are the prices that will be posted on the Blog Reader Specials page. For Sunday and Monday, however, you may claim any of this week’s collection (BRS23 – #585 – 608) at 10% off.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the numbered items you want. I’ll mark them off from the Available Yarns tally chart below and then send your PayPal invoice. Please let me know if you are outside the U.S. so I can calculate correct shipping to your country.
I expect to be shipping these on or about Thursday.
Rack 1 –
585, 586, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 596
Rack 2 –
597, 598, 599, 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608