I’m pleased to introduce you to Sheep(ish), the first yarn from Vickie Howell (my fellow Craftsy teacher, and host of Knitty Gritty TV) and Caron, one of the most crochet-friendly yarn companies I know. Sheep(ish) is a 70 acrylic/30 wool blend that comes in a fun array of 21 hues, including my favorites, Teal(ish), Chartreuse(ish), Coral (ish), Hot Pink(ish) and Gun Metal(ish). Hmm, I am a child of the 80s.
You can see the full range of colors above. It’s always great to find another worsted weight go-to yarn that comes with such modern color choices, and this one is machine washable (in cold water, dry flat), too! Along with the yarn line comes a host of great free crochet and knitting patterns, which you can read about on Vickie’s Blog.
I gave the yarn a test run while designing a free pattern that will be in the Caron Connections newsletter later on this summer, so be sure to sign up for it if you are interested. I like that the yarn is a single ply–it makes for great stitch definition and no splitting, which is great for crochet! It has just the right amount of softness and sheen, and will glide right off of your hooks (or needles). Sheep(ish) is available at Jo-Ann stores nationwide and on buy.caron.com. Check out the rest of the blog tour schedule for more yarn reviews, free patterns, and interviews with Vickie! Tomorrow boasts two stops, Crafty Chica and Just Casting On.