For starters we could not have anticipated how well Romantica would have been received by the lace knitters of the world. Well we knew it was fabulous, that's why we have it, but for a lace yarn it has almost no vices. It blocks great, is super soft, makes great garments, is easy to work with, doesn't break easily (oh so important for lace work) and is easy to wind without tangling (at least compared to other lace yarns). We now have shawlette patterns available for this yarn too.
Two new yarns this summer are Silky Merino Light (which might be my most favorite yarn of all time) and Bamboo Silk Sock. These yarns are also fabulous for shawlettes as well as being great for garments and other projects. Both have great yardage and represent a great value. Silky Merino Light is super soft and silky. Unlike other silk and wool blends this one uses fine merino and mulberry silk and is spun in a plied yarn that won't halo easily as so many silk and wool blends tend to. The Bamboo Silk Sock is a super soft sock yarn with the strength and silkiness of silk and bamboo and the washable properties of superwash merino.