Summer Love

The merry month of May is drawing to a close and I’ve got a few more yarns to add to the Yarn Shop. Below you’ll see a parade of Oak Barn Merino lace-weight yarns.

I’ve fallen in love with this merino yarn. It is my go-to yarn. This is the yarn I use for swatching because it has great stitch definition. My beloved Swallowtail Shawl is knit with this yarn. This lovely lace-weight knits like a dream, it moves sweet and smooth along a wooden needle. It has just enough grab that a dropped stitch won’t cause you to hyperventilate. Any shawl knit in this yarn will be light enough to float on a breeze.

Approximately 1000 yards for $30 is a pretty good deal, although no knitter would consider this a “cheap” yarn especially once they fondle it. Personally, I do the cheek test for softness. If it doesn’t feel good against my face – I’m likely to take a pass on a yarn. This yarn passes with flying colors. Oh the colors? You want to see those right?


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Oak Barn Merino in African Violet

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Oak Barn Merino in Tall Grass Prairie
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Oak Barn Merino in Blue Jeans on the Verge
 Oak Barn Merino in Grand Canyon at Sunset
 Oak Barn Merino in Cerrillos

Oak Barn Merino in Bacchus


The beginning of summer is just days away and lace is the perfect project for those endless summer days. Whether you’re going to a Stitch n’ Pitch, the beach, or just sitting on your deck, knitting a lace shawl is a lovely way to spend your time.
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4 thoughts on “Summer Love

  1. Oh my Denise, those colors are soooo tempting. Unfortunately, the next few things I want to knit on my list call for Worsted or DK weight.
    Do you sell any of those?
    If I held two strands of your oak barn merino together, would it be close to any of those weights?
    'cause your colors are so pretty I'm starting to feel a physical need to buy some.

  2. Making a list…which one to buy next??? They are all so beautiful. And I agree about the merino being quite forgiving when mistakes are made. Wonderful yarn!

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