A couple of weeks ago I shared my experience with you of shopping online with Zes Lepels. Op het moment had ik niet gebruikt het garen, nog, hoewel, dus ik beoordeeld de winkel, maar niet het garen. Ik heb nu de garens gebruikt en ben bereid om te delen!
De basis voor dit garen
This yarn is an Aran weight 10-ply British Bluefaced Leicester yarn. De 100 gram skein is almost 200 yards and was bought for $16 in the seller’s Etsy winkel. It is kettle dyed using a blend of 2 Jacquard dyes.
The color that I used was Mediterranean Mood. The seller accurately describes it as a yarn “in vibrant shades of blue, cyan, and turquoise” that remind her of the sea around Turkey where she spent her honeymoon. I love that description! And it really captures the essence of the different shades that are in this colorway.
As I began working with this yarn, I really began to realize just how bright the colors are. When I was looking at them in the skein I would’ve blandly described them as “blue and light blue” (my descriptive issues, nothing bland about this yarn!) Echter, as I started working it up I realized that there is some REALLY bright blue in this skein. And I love it. It’s almost like there is an undertone of neon in the turquoise portion of the yarn, just enough to add a really bold brightness to the yarn but not so much that it overwhelms the eye. It’s lovely.
Het gevoel van dit garen
Dit is een 100% BFL wool yarn. It is soft and because it’s a thick 10-ply yarn it’s also a bit “squishy” to the touch. That makes it easy to work with. It’s not itchy.
Hoe gebruik ik dit garen
I am making a large granny square blanket that is primarily done in Caron Simply Soft Paints but I’m adding a few rounds of nicer yarns to provide color and texture. This is one of the yarns I’m using as a few rounds in the blanket. The other yarns are kind of dark and rich (in the blue / green color spectrum, hoewel) so this really adds some nice pop to the blanket. It’s a good choice.
Conclusie: I enjoyed working with this seller and love the color of the yarn!