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If you’ve shopped for yarn online, you might have come across the We Are Knitters (WAK) company. I’m not going to get into the whole knitting vs. crochet issue, which really isn’t much of an issue anyway. Many companies market their yarn directly to knitters which makes us crocheter’s sometimes feel left out. Ya know, it is what it is. Lets get to the yarn.
It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? I consider buying this yarn a luxury. But there have been times in the past when I allowed myself that luxury and oh it is wonderful. Then I get the yarn and quite often wait and wait and wait for the perfect project to use it. They have wool, petite wool, alpaca, meriwool, pima cotton, fabric yarn and super duper big arm-knitting yarn.
I think their hallmark yarn is the basic ‘wool’ which is a roving type wool yarn. It’s all from sheep in the Peruvian highlands, which gives all your work an exotic feel. I love being able to say, “It’s from Peru.” I have found that knitting is often easier with this yarn. Good thing WAK also sells huge knitting needles to match the yarn. Their kits are great for this if you don’t have needles that size.
Here are a few things I’ve made with the big fat yarn. I apologize for the pictures, I am certainly no photographer.
Can you tell I like green? I have to admit, the purple shawl my daughter is wearing is crocheted. So you’re not 100% tied to knitting with this yarn. If you’re comfortable using great big sized hooks, you’ll do well.
I also used the petite wool.
Now that I look at that picture a little more closely, it might have been Tunisian crochet. I still have 2 balls of petite wool that are waiting for the perfect pattern.
My other big favorite, though, is the Pima Cotton. Oh, this stuff is awesome. I would love to get my hands on enough of it to actually make a top. I have made an awesome cowl, designed by Lorene Eppolite and part of the Furls crochet along. I love that cowl. It’s the absolute perfect addition to any of my dresses for church so I can nurse the baby and not be fully exposed. It is incredibly soft, totally washable, lightweight and NOT HOT. That last part is vitally important here in Texas.
Even over a t-shirt it’s still fabulous.
So, if you’ve been wanting to splurge on some exquisite yarn, look no further than We Are Knitters, and if you use my affiliate links you will also be helping me and my family. Have you used We Are Knitters yarn? What did you think? Leave a review and let us all know. Thank you so much, and happy stitching.