I’m pleased to announce two fabulous new gobsmacked bases:
The first is a beautiful laceweight that’s– are you ready for this?– 50% camel and 50% silk. With that combination of fibres, it’s hardly a surprise that this is a sleek, slinky lace with a lovely shine that makes me think of copper.
It begins life with a soft camel colour, which gently mutes the dyes to create subtle hues. Camel/ silk lace is a 2-ply, with 800m (875 yd) per 100g cake; $54 Canadian.
The second newbie is Cabra, a super-soft MCN that really brings out the best of goat (the cashmere kind, that is).
It’s a 3-ply construction of 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon that soaks up dye to create rich, saturated gradients with a strong dappled/ variegated effect. Cabra comes in 150g giants and is a replacement for my previous MCN giants (now discontinued). Cabra is on the heavy side of fingering, with 510m (558 yd) per 150g; $66 Cdn.
I’ll have a few of these new bases available in today’s update, with more appearing in the near future. I hope you’ll have a chance to give them a try!