Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Glitz and Glitter

Did you know that yarn has to age before it can be used? Well, of course not - but don't tell my husband! He sometimes asks whether I'm a knitter or a yarn collector. He has a point...sorta...I do have yarn in my stash that I purchased 10 years ago.

Some of the collection includes this Christmas Glitter yarn.

A few years ago, during an after Christmas sale at Michaels, I picked this yarn up in red, white, and varigated Christmas colors. The yarn has a strand of silver metallic "yarn" that runs through it and when it catches the light, it glitters.

I'm using the red to make a Christmas hat and matching scarf.

The brim of the hat uses Paton's Cha Cha in white.

I started the hat during a class demo at Michaels last Sunday. The yarn caught the eye of one of the customers and she asked where to find it. I had to tell her that we no longer sell it....but I had a suggestion of how to replicate the glitz and glitter of the yarn. This knitter loved the suggestion, so I thought you might like to know too.

Purchase a spool of DMC Metallic Thread

...or DMC's Light Effects Thread

Hold a strand of the thread with your yarn while knitting. You'll get the same effect.

I hope this little suggestion is helpful to you too.

1 comment:

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Great tip! Thanks :)