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Catnip: This lovely blend of silk and merino almost glows, and it is deliciously soft. The fabric created has a wonderful drape, making it the perfect yarn for that special shawl or scarf. We recommend patterns with both knit and purl stitches to keep the single ply from pilling. The Aran weight means that your projects will work up quickly, and even very open lace patterns will be warm and luxurious. It would make a decadent, indulgent blanket to snuggle under, but you would probably never want to get up again. Catnip is a truly special yarn.


The Catnip base is available as an Evolution and in Semi-Solid Shades designed to coordinate with each colorway.

Statistics
  • 50% Silk/50% Merino
  • Aran weight
  • Evolution Skein: 155 yds/70g
  • 100g Coordinating Skein: 225 yds
  • 25g Coordinating Mini-Skein: 55 yds

Needles and Gauge

  • Needles: US 7-9 (4.5-5.5mm)
  • Hooks: H-J (4.75-6mm)
  • Gauge: 16-20 sts/4 inches

Texture

  • Single, moderate twist
  • Silky and shiny

Care

  • Hand wash
  • Dry flat

Suggested Uses

  • Shawls and Scarves
  • Blankets
  • Cowls