WHAT IS IT?
An absolute classic in the field of machine knitting. Embrace is a premium acrylic 1ply yarn (also known as 2/30) with a lovely soft handle and wide range of colours available in a practical sized 250g cone.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
The perfect yarn for machine knitting on a standard gauge machine, Embrace will drape beautifully, whilst being soft to the touch to create a fine, lightweight fabric. Available in a wide range of colours meaning you can create stripes and patterns, Fairisle and intarsia with ease. If you want to ply it up to a thicker weight, or play around with a marled effect, it’s recommended to use 3 strands for 4ply and 2 strands for 3ply on a standard gauge.
Combine with Elegance for contrasting textures, whilst exactly the same gauge, for unusual, experimental effects. Being machine washable it’s also a really practical yarn and a great price for playing and trialling if you are new to machine knitting.
If you have patience there is no reason why you can’t crochet or knit Embrace by hand into delicate shawls or accessories – 2 ends would work up as approx. laceweight. Also great to make lovely delicate lace and tassels.
This yarn does have a slight “give” which is great for knitting and whilst not perfect for weaving, it could give some interesting effects if a little elasticity is required. Strong enough really just for the weft.
Crocheting, Knitting, Lacemaking, Machine Knitting, Tasselmaking, Weaving
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
A wide range of colours at a great price and useful 250g cones, rather than the huge cones you would normally expect to buy from other machine knit yarn suppliers.
|Main Fibre Content||Acrylic|
|Price Per 100g||£2.50|
|Crafts Suitable For||Crocheting, Knitting, Lacemaking, Machine Knitting, Tasselmaking|
|Gauge or Tension||-|
|Yarn Count||2/30wc (28/2nm)|
|Wraps Per Inch (WPI)||36|
|When It's Gone It's Gone||No|
|Washing Instructions||Gentle Hand Wash, Machine Wash at 40⁰, Dry Flat, Cool Iron|