Ok, by now you might be sensing a theme... New yarn bases! Another new addition to the Botanical Yarn line up is Slub Superwash 4ply. With 400m per 100g and 90% superwash merino and 10% nylon.
What is a slub?! Well, a slub is defined as an uneven or thick section of yarn occurring regularly or irregularly. Initially, yarn of this nature was seen as having a defect. But as often happens, tastes change and we love the uneven texture of this yarn.
Where the boucle yarn the entire texture of the garment becomes fuzzy and stitch definition is blurred with slub yarn you will get an overall look of the same knitted texture you are used to but some irregularity. But the irregular pops of fluffy slubs are what give this yarn an interesting and unique texture.
Check out this beautiful shawl using slub yarn and mohair, the mohair stripes offset the textured slub yarn creating an ethereal breezy and interesting shawl. Noelani by Laura Dobratz.
Another stunning shawl using stripes of mohair and slub yarn but a totally different overall look, Breezeway by Carissa Browning is another great option. There are so many ways you could play with colour and texture with this shawl.
The easily customisable Iris Raglan by Rachel Raimo lets the slub yarn take centre stage. A basic raglan with a cute cable design at the raglan shaping gives it that like extra interest.
If you love the fluff and slub combo, why not try it out in sweater form. This beautiful Lavande Crop incorporates fluffy yarn and slub yarn to create a dreamy halo and super cosy sweater.
Hold slub and a fuzzy yarn of choice together for this beautiful and simple hat by Skeinanigans. Slub & Fuzz is a simple pattern that allows you to showcase your beautiful hand dyed yarns.
What will you make with slub yarn? Are you inspire to try this new base?