One of the fun things about owning a niche fiber shop is that you get to hunt, and discover new and wonderful yarns. Elemental Affects is a small American yarn company, owned by Jeane deCoster. Jeane sources her fiber from U.S. growers and manufacturers, has it spun into yarn near her home, and then hand-dyes by immersion, resulting in a “mostly solid” color. She calls this 'intentional yarn'.
We are excited to be carrying two of her yarn lines at EWE, Cormo in sport weight and Civility in fingering weight.
Cormo is a fairly modern crossbreed of Merino with Corriedale — which is, itself, a cross between Merino and Lincoln — the result is a very fine, soft white fleece that has a bit more strength, length and luster than the average, everyday Merino. These qualities lend themselves to creating a perfect wool knitting yarn that is very resistant to pilling!
Cormo Sport comes in 112 g 400 yd skeins and is great for hats and sweaters, and is durable enough for children’s garments and clothing that gets heavy use.
We can't resist these patterns in Cormo:
A twist on the classic cardigan, we love the modern silhouette and textures of Rhilea..
Antiquity are sweet mitts which require very little yarn, so you can easily knit a hat or baby sweater as well.
For the little one on your list Wowligans is a cut little cardigan. Who can resist owls?
While technically a blend, Elemental Affects considers their Civility yarn to be “breed specific—with bling!” Mulberry silk adds sheen and luxury to the already soft Merino wool. Civility is a strong and practically pill-free yarn. We can't say enough about Civility fingering (112 g/500 yds per skein). The silk and merino are combined to produce a light but warm fabric which has an incredible sheen. Perfect for baby, sweaters and shawls.
We just can't get enough of this yarn. Here are some ideas;
We knit up the Andromeda cardigan in the color Aubergine, and the results are stunning. This is a sweater you can wear in many seasons with a relaxed but modern look.
The Breaking Waves crescent shawl is a perfect project to show off the drape and sheen of this yarn.