What happens when you create a fingering weight yarn that combines Merino with Cashmere and Silk? The result is definitely Dreamy! I loved working with it so much I made a few extra swatches! My experience with Dreamy was extra special as I was able to work it up in one of my favourite colourways, Dark Matter! Every speckled skein is unique!
The 3-ply yarn structure creates a very round stitch that looks beautiful knit in stockinette and in garter stitch. I think it can be worked into anything, the pattern ideas show how it knits into stunning lace, textures, cables, and more. The silk and cashmere beg to be worn! When knit into garter stitch, the combination of fibers does something superb to it that I can't find the words to adequately describe.
My granny square swatches show what happens when I don't take notes! I crocheted the first granny square (the one that is 4 rounds) with a 3.75mm hook, the other (5 rounds) with a 3mm hook. Ok, 0.75mm does that make a difference? Yes! It is apparent that both squares are almost the same size! What hook should you use? It depends on what you're crocheting, granny square or otherwise.
The stitch definition on the simple stitch squares shows how wonderful this 3-ply is for crochet. I haven't figured out how to photograph it, please believe me that the swatches have beautiful drape. The stitches are defined yet graceful.
The windchill is fierce as I write these words, so I'm struggling to say much about my lace swatch. I've been abusing it as it's sat on my desk waiting for me to finish this review. It still looks as good as the day I blocked it. Maybe I'll wait and rereview all the lace swatches when it's warmer outside.
The swatch I love best, is the textured swatch. I spent all my time oohing and aahing over it instead of mining the thesarus for new words to use to describe why. Look at the colours and the stitch definition!
What can you crochet with Dreamy? Whatever you wish ! This is a versatile yarn for crocheters. The fingering weight can work up quickly without adding too much bulk. The blend combines the different fibers special qualities without overpowering any one element. This is a yarn that I now dream about!
75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk
+/- 385 yd / 352 m
7.5 sts / in US #2
All swatches are in the Dark Matter colourway , any perceived differences in shade are due to the photographer (Penny).
Penny Shima Glanz spends her days spinning yarn and code into memorable projects. Small businesses rely on her for smart technology decisions. Designers rely on her to sample, test, and edit their hand-knit and crochet patterns. She loves muddy trail runs, fosters kittens, and lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and cat. www.pennyshima.com