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September 18, 2014

Know Your Yarns: Anzula x 3

French Cancan shawl in Anzula Cricket, in the Oyster colourway.

French Cancan shawl in Anzula Cricket, in the Oyster colourway.

Oh Anzula, how we love it. These yarns — Cricket, Nebula, and Sebastian — are some of our absolute favourites. It has been a while since we featured Anzula on the site, and as fall knitting ramps up we thought we’d show it off a little.

Left: Anzula Cricket in Candied Apple, Madame, and Wine. Right: The Honey Cowl knit in Anzula Cricket in Au Naturel.

Left: Anzula Cricket in Candied Apple, Madame, and Wine.
Right: The Honey Cowl knit in Anzula Cricket in Au Naturel.

Anzula Cricket is a worsted weight blend of superwash merino wool, cashmere, and nylon. It is soft and squishy and just what we want to wear all winter. Cricket has great stitch definition (just look at the cables in our French Cancan shawlat the top of the post), making it perfect for a cozy fisherman-inspired sweater like Hawser, from the latest Brooklyn Tweed collection. Of course it’s also perfect for the workhorse pieces that make up your everyday winter wardrobe: the classic Honey Cowl, cozy Wood Hollow Mittens, and the gorgeous Snöflinga Hat.

Right: The Holden shawl in Anzula Nebula in Hyacinth and Taffy. Left: Anzula Nebula in Clay, Grace, and Juniper.

Right: The Holden shawl in Anzula Nebula in Hyacinth and Taffy.
Left: Anzula Nebula in Clay, Grace, and Juniper.

Anzula Nebula is a fingering weight blend of superwash merino wool and stellina, which adds just a shade of sparkle to Anzula’s otherwise deep colourways. It’s a strong and smooth yarn, perfect for shawls and socks. We love the way it dresses up the Holden shawl, one of our favourite shawls, and it would make a stunning Celestarium. We also love the idea of adding a little sparkle to some fancy accessories, like the Thornfield socks or Charlotte Street fingerless mitts.

Left: Anzula Sebastian in Dusty Rose, Seaside, and Au Naturel. Right: The Henslowe shawl in Anzula Sebastian in Mulberry.

Left: Anzula Sebastian in Dusty Rose, Seaside, and Au Naturel.
Right: The Henslowe shawl in Anzula Sebastian in Mulberry.

Anzula Sebastian is a fingering weight blend of superwash merino and sea cell, which combines the elasticity and warmth of wool with the shine and drape of the silk-like sea cell. It’s a pairing that makes this yarn perfect for statement shawls, like Henslowe and Sweet Dreams and Imagine When. If you’d like a little more Sebastian in your life, though (and why wouldn’t you?) we think it would be perfect for the Sibella Cardigan.

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