Shear Charlie Five

Hmmm... what can I say about Shear Charlie Five that hasn't already been covered? Oh right: it's knit with that ever present charcoal lamb's wool that I haven't run out of yet.

Aside from that, there's the obvious addition of the fully textured trefoil crown. That's it. Oh, and I've been experimenting with yoga poses, but uh... that has nothing to do with knit hats. But yeah.

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Divide Bravo Seven

This is another first for me. Up until now I've been offering knits made from recycled sweater yarn, but this particular version of Divide Bravo is made from a vintage 100% wool yarn. Based on the packaging (and a little research), I'd guess it dates back to the eighties.

It really is a testament to the resilience of wool fibers though, isn't it? When I found these skeins, I was really skeptical, not only because I never buy yarn, but because I just didn't think it would be that good. Honestly, I don't know why I thought that. I just never buy yarn this way, all packaged and ready to knit. Maybe that's it.

In terms of quality, this yarn is on par with the italian worsted I used on Divide Bravo One: soft but with just a little bite. Like most store bought worsted weights, it consists of a four ply structure which creates a lot of springiness. I like the springiness.

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