Great new colors for a soft and cozy yarn

Welcome to another week at KNITmuch, where I’ll knit with some of the new colors of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Tweed. This classic tweedy look yarn is a great choice for warm and cozy garments, accessories, and home decor. In addition, I’m using Lantern Moon Destiny circular knitting needles for my projects.

Deluxe Worsted Tweed was already available in an amazing variety of 20 different colors, but 7 new colors were added to the mix of which I’m using 3 this week – Beet, Great Lakes, and Putty.

Deluxe Worsted Tweed in colors Beet, Great Lakes, and Putty

This is how the yarn arrived at my home – neatly packaged up in a box and wrapped in tissue. I felt like the yarn fairy had delivered this package just for me.

Deluxe Worsted Tweed is comprised of 90% Superwash Wool, 3% Viscose and 7% Acrylic. It’s machine washable on a gentle cycle in cold water and can be tumbled dry at a low temperature, which makes for easy-care garments for all ages.

Each 3.5oz [100g] ball contains 218yds [200m] of extremely soft and lovely yarn with a recommended gauge of 18 sts x 24 rows = 4” [10cm] using a US7 [4.5mm] needle.

Speaking of needles, as I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I also get to use Lantern Moon Destiny Circular Needles for my projects. To quote the manufacturer…

“These fixed circular needles are made using Ebony, one of the world’s most premium wood. Its strength, dense grain and durability make it a preferred choice for knitters. The liquid silk finish on our needles, plus the 24K gold finish on the brass connectors and the smooth nylon-coated stainless steel cord ensures that your knitting will glide with no-snag ease. The perfectly shaped tips work well with every yarn to help you create your very best work.”

Lantern Moon Handcrafted Circular Needles in ebony

I’m looking forward to tomorrow when I get to put both the yarn and the needles to the test because this week is focused on making comfort and joy projects. As the weather cools and the holidays approaching, it’s time to make those cozy and warm items that you can give as gifts, but most importantly, can donate to a multitude of charitable organizations.

Please join me as I knit some swatches with Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Tweed and my new Lantern Moon Destiny handcrafted circular knitting needles.

This is part 1 of 5 in this series

Go to part 2: Knitting swatches: Taking needles and yarn for a test drive

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