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© Carrie Bostick Hoge

It’s winter twist collective time, and Uji is in it. You’ll understand my great pride at having my design included when you see what a beautiful bunch of patterns Twist has put together for this issue.

Instead of writing about the design, I’m going to tell you about the yarn in this post. It’s Briggs & Little Atlantic, and I highly recommend it if you’re like me and love woolly wool. You know, real off-the-back-of-a-sheep warm and rustic wool yarn. I used ‘natural white,’ which basically means the oils havn’t been washed out yet. It makes the yarn a bit…sticky? Not quite the right word. I think its purpose is to help with stitch definition when knitting cables and aran-style garments. And then you get the fun gross-out moment of washing your knitting for blocking, and watching the wash water become a murky yellow-brown. But your knitting blocks and dries to be a beautiful bright white, soft and slightly bloomed. I love the look and feel, and I love that B&L is a Canadian family-run mill, too.

© Carrie Bostick Hoge