I’ve got the yarn all wound up and will be casting on later today:
The blue-ish yarn is Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Purple Mystery. It’s hard to capture its true color but it’s blue and purple. Ravelry says it’s an Aran weight but it’s more of a worsted. It is so incredibly soft. I wound both balls by hand and it was so smooth and soft. Now I see why people obsess over it.
The white yarn is Oasis Yarn Aussie Worsted. While it’s a great economy wool yarn (I paid about $6 for 200 yards) it just doesn’t compare to the softness of Malabrigo.
I’ll be knitting the body of the hat with Malabrigo and the color work section in Oasis. I think the white against blue will make a nice high contrast. Plus I want to feel most of the Malabrigo (that’s 4 times I’ve written that) against my head. It would have been a good soft and smooth yarn to use for my chemo hats. Next time someone asks for one, I’ll be using it!
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