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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ritz Lace

I'm such a sucker for really high end yarn - what can I say?  My mother raised me well.

I've been on a search for the 'perfect lace yarn' for some time now, and my supplier has answered the call and really outdone herself!  Introducing: Ritz Lace!  This yummy, soft, shiny fiber is 80% alpaca, 20% silk, and 10% cashmere - the drape of beautiful and the yarn reflects light.  As with all fiber with silk content, it takes the dye beautifully - and even the most subtle colors are nice and saturated.  The skeins are nice and generous: 100 grams and 1300 yards!

Here's a sneak peek at a few colors that just loaded to the shop

Sterling - it's as shiny as the real thing - a very cool gray that halos blues and pinks.  This was an experimental dye lot - I'm not sure I can even recreate it!

Tulip - rose, green, blue, and gold - all in Spring tones.

Mink - taupey browns with a bit of gold and  bronze highlighted passages.