Risking sounding like I just LOVE every yarn that comes my way... this yarn is pretty spectacular! I am actually thrilled that I love two new yarns in the same shipment. Honestly that doesn't happen often for me. I am very very particular about what my yarns feel like. Any roughness at all is simply not tolerated by my skin. So I have hit the jackpot with another fabulous yarn!
Here it is: (yes, already half gone...)
Enter Quince & Co. Finch (in color Carrie's Yellow - seen the background of the above photo). I had a very generous supply of this (14 skeins!) and so decided to do a sweater with the Baah Aspen yarn as an accent. I just love the color combo of blue and yellow --- so vintage!
Now that I am about 3/4 of the way through this sweater... I am loving it! And the Aspen yarn is really making me want to order a whole lot more... enough for a sweater all on its own! And look at all these colors to choose from:
The silk in the blend gives the yarn a nice drape and smoothness in the hand. While the cashmere lends the extra softness that you would expect. All in all a great yarn for just about any wearable project.
Between the Aspen and the Classy with Cashmere - the Classy takes the cake for softness. But is going to give you more bulky squooshiness (yeah that's a word! haha) whereas the Aspen will give you the nice drape for a more elegant sweater.
Here's a shot of it worked up in the pattern that I am using in the sweater - nice stitch definition and very silky when blocked. This was worked on US size 6 needles (as the yarn label suggests). It's very drapey at this size needle - you would definitely need to size down your needles if you wanted the garment to have more structure.
I will post more on the sweater that is in the works - but will tell you that the Aspen is doing a marvelous job on the cowl neck and the pocket inserts. So pretty and soft!
Let me know if you have worked with it before and your thoughts on it. Especially how it wears over time. I am always interested to see how the yarns do after many wears!