I’ve decided to start a new category to my blog called “Casting On and Casting Off”. Each week I hope to post a note on new ideas for designs that’s being worked on and what’s been published, and what selfish knitting I’ve been doing.
This week I’m currently working on a new hat pattern that will feature Patons Classic Wool. I came across an article that Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot, wrote regarding this fiber, in which she did an in-depth review on Knitter’s Review covering Patons Classic Wool. I must say I totally agree with her on this yarn and it’s potential, especially when it comes to felting.
It’s not a posh yarn, or a fancy yarn, or a luxurious yarn. It’s a decent, upstanding basic yarn with no pretension. Tried and true, practical and inexpensive with extensive pattern support, it puts knitting with natural fibres within the grasp of most budgets.
For me, Patons Classic Wool is perfect for easy care garments such as hats, scarves and mittens. My current design in the works will feature Patons Classic Wool in #77250 Dark Beige Marl and #00227 Taupe . Can’t wait to finish!