Hello NobleKnitters! It's Donna, I'm the Knitting Doctor here at NobleKnits. Today I'm going to be sharing with you a chunky yarn from Berroco, it's called North Star. I like to think of it as an Icelandic-type yarn because of the feel of the fiber and the lightweight characteristic.
Again, this is a chunky yarn and it's going to knit up on a US 10.5 needle at a gauge of 3.75 stitches per inch. Now it is 92% alpaca and 8% nylon. That 8% nylon is going to give you a lot of substance and bounce to off-set the overall softness of that alpaca. You're going to get the best of both worlds with this one!
Let me show you a little bit about the construction of this yarn. It is done a little bit differently than your normally plied yarns. Let's see if I can pull a strand here and give you a good look at that. Ok, so this fiber is actually manufactured or milled with a chain construction. So it looks like somebody went in there with a little crochet hook and just hooked you some chains. What that's going to do is when you knit with this it's going to give you a lot of loft and bounce. The little air pockets in this yarn are going to give you a lot of lightweight softness and warmth, so it's going to trap the air.
I would choose this for sweaters, especially Icelandic models, a cowl, hat, mittens, oh gosh..even you know, a really great warm and cushy throw. Picture yourself with that throw in front of a fireplace.
Ok, two color families here. There are the browns and tans - we have a medium brown, a tan, and a winter white. And then we have the grays. There's charcoal, to medium gray, and light gray.
Again, this is North Star. It is going to be your favorite cold weather fiber for knitting cold weather gear. Thanks so much for watching. If you enjoyed this video please give us a thumbs up, comment, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.