Two new wonderful yarns are making a splash in the store – Casablanca and Eco Duo, both from Cascade Yarns.

Casablanca and Eco Duo are both worsted-aran weight yarns put up in 100g hanks (220 yards and 197 yards, respectively)  Though, while in the hank the colors look all mixed up like a variegated yarn, they are actually both stripers!  I know, I know – first Knit Col, then Gina, now these two.  Why all the striping yarns?

Well – they’re a lot of fun!  As you can see in these two projects, the striping effect and color combinations can make a special project extra special.  Between the different yarns there is sure to be a colorway that is *just right* for you!

This scarf is the Ribbed Keyhole Scarf, from the book 60 Quick Knits, designed by Angela Juergens.  Since Casablanca has 220 yards, same as the Cascade 220, it can be substituted 1 for 1 through the whole book!  This scarf uses two hanks and was speed-knit by my mom, Debbie.

The Cascade website has a nice selection of free patterns that you can look through according to the yarn.  You can check out their free Casablanca patterns here, and their free Eco Duo patterns here.  Carol and I both thought that this slouchy hat would make a great sample for the store, so she whipped one up.  One hank of Eco Duo will get you this Eco Duo Slouch Hat, designed by Betty Balcomb.

As the name might suggest, Eco Duo is part of the undyed “Eco” line – the colorways are made with combinations of the natural wool and alpaca coloring.  And it’s oh-so-soft!  Stop by or order up a skein, they’re going fast!

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