A few months ago I was contacted by the nice people over at Stitchcraft Marketing to see if I would be interested in knitting something out of Dalegarn yarns. Dalegarn is now being distributed by Mango Moon Yarns in North America. One of the yarns that particularly intrigued me was Dalegarn Eco Baby Wool, a new certified organic yarn. I asked them to send me a sample in a purple, and in just a few days I had two skeins in my hot little hands.
Eco Baby Wool is 100% wool, and comes in 50g/174yd skeins (approximately a fingering weight). When it arrived, I was pleased that it was a rich dark purple, and had a really nice hand. I set out to find the perfect pattern, which ended up being the Strawberry Semifreddo hat by Natalie Pelykh.
Unfortunately, I had a little bit of trouble with the pattern (mostly my error) and had to rip a bit. The yarn held up beautifully to ripping and re-knitting.
I think the thing I liked the most about this yarn was the cable definition. I was just thrilled that I could find a pattern that I enjoyed knitting that showed off the yarn to perfection.
The only complaint I have about this yarn is that it was a little splitty to knit with. That said, I was doing complicated cables, so I expected that the yarn might get a little splitty as I re-ordered stitches. It certainly wouldn’t keep me from doing another project in this yarn.
Overall, I loved knitting with this yarn. It was fairly soft and yet felt sturdy, like it would wear well. As I mentioned, I loved the cable definition and the rich color. I would definitely use it again in future projects.
A special thank you to Stitchcraft Marketing and the folks at Dalegarn North America who sent me the yarn (retail: $26.00) for free. I received no other compensation for this review. All opinions and photos are my own.