Gullfasan, a metallic yarn

This week, quite a few knitters have asked me “So what’s this Gullfasan?” It’s a new DK- weight 90% viscose / 10% polyamid metallic yarn from Dale of Norway. It’s also what I used, along with Falk, a sport-weight wool, in the Holly Ball, below. (See the free pattern in my previous post)

Knit in stockinette stitch at its ballband DK weight of 22 sts over 4″ / 10cm, it makes a surprisingly comfortable, drapey fabric:

metallic yarn(my gullfasan swatch)

If you love bling in your knits, your ship has come in!

metallic yarn

But, remember, this stuff is super-slinky!  That’s definitely part of its appeal, but remember: After you let out a few yards of it, keep the rubber band that comes with it around the ball while you’re working (as our friend Paulie has so nicely shown us, above) so that it does not all slink off the ball at once.

Have you been in a department store lately?  Metallic knits are all the rage, and the price tags on the better ones can be sky high.  Here’s my answer to that:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=knitting|crochet&view=captioned_thumbs&weight=dk&ratings=5|4&availability=free&fit=adult&sort=favorites&pc=shrug|sweater|tops

Have fun!

Holly Ball Christmas ornament, a free knitting pattern by Mary Ann Stephens at Kidsknits.com

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