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Cascade Yarns Pima Cotton Shidonna Raven Patterns and Publications

Cascade Yarns - Pima Cotton

We worked up some Cascade Yarns, 100% Pima Cotton. Unlike most cottons, it was not limp. It had some good body and structure to it. We found the color dye to be rich and consistent without streaks of other colors. Overall it was very nice. Still, light and airy enough to wear during those summer months.* The below blanket was made with Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Cotton and 220 Superwash Merino Wool.

Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino Wool Shidonna Raven Patterns and Publications

Cascade Yarns - 220 Superwash Merino Wool

This is one of the best wool of wools. It has all the warmth of wool without the itchiness. It has all the smoothness of wool without the scratchiness. Working with it was wonderful. Wrapping up in it is all warmth. *The below blanket was made with Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Cotton and 220 Superwash Merino Wool.

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Pill / Lint Remover / Shaver - Ruidla

We received the Ruidla pill / lint shaver and tried it out on one of our knits. It came pre-charged and ready to go with a USB charger, brush for cleaning, a replaceable blade and another blade loaded into the shaver. The metal mesh covering the blade also has a plastic cover for the rim of the metal mesh. There is a clear collection tray on the bottom for the pills and lint. Finally there is a simple on and off switch on the side. The pills came off with a couple of passes. We found the shaver to be quick and effective. Be careful not to put the blade to closely to your item - but again there is a medal mesh. Enjoy.

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Tehete Yarn - Merino Blend

We worked up some Tehete, yarn Merion Wool Blend - 35% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 20% Acrylic and 20% Viscose. For a wool blend we found it to be surprisingly smooth and lighter than most wools - even merino. This yarn was soft with a nice weighted drape. It has a fine and thus a thin yarn (being a 1 or 2 weight yarn) offering a more refined finished project. It's wonderful for cool to cold weather but, for the really cold temperatures we recommend a heavier weight yarn.  We found the color dye to be rich, consistent and delicate. Overall it was very nice. *Please note the Box Hat & Scarf Pattern is made with a thicker weight yarn. Create a gauge to obtain the correct measurements for this pattern.

Be Craftee 12 Crochet Hooks
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Tehete 100% Cashmere Yarn

We received 12 Extra Long Crochet Hooks by Craftee. We were actually pleasantly surprised. They are super comfortable particularly when you are crocheting for a long time. The metal hooks go all the way down the handle and are very secure. We look forward to having these hooks for a long time to come. Enjoy.

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