Sandpiper: Yarn

The first yarn I started exploring Malabrigo yarns with was Malabrigo Silkpaca. It is a lace-weight yarn, soft as a cloud, thin and silky. At that time, the largest hook I had ever used was 3 mm.

Six years later, my love transformed and became much larger :) Rios, worsted weight, is one of the yarns I prefer most of all now. Typically I use a 5-6 mm hook with it.

I've been thinking a lot about this change and feel I have found the answer as to why it came to be: the crux of the matter is the stitch patterns I used before versus the ones I use now. They are so different!

Tall stitches, fans and bobbles look so lovely in lace yarn (before); however, short stitches and textured patterns (now), seem to scream for a heftier yarn to highlight their beauty.

Being worked in lace-weight yarn, these short or textured stitches would lose part of their charm because these small stitches become even smaller and flatter.

'Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves...'

Porcelain Berry shawl pattern on Ravelry
Sandpiper pattern on Ravelry
Breeze Collection on Ravelry
Breeze Collection Lookbook

Malabrigo Silkpaca in shade Polar Morn
Malabrigo Rios in shade Sand Bank


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