Before I go crazy on buying lots of yarn for a large project, I like to buy a skein to test it out. This helps me decide what pattern to use, check my gauge, etc. I buy a lot of yarn online so this first step is important.
The latest yarn that I bought was from England. The company is West Yorkshire Spinners. They make Aran (worsted) and DK yarns.
I made a scarf using a very simple k2, p1 that makes both sides of the scarf the same…it is thick and squishy as well. I was hoping for enough to make a matching hat, but no luck. The color scheme was accidental…just happened that I liked the colors.
AND…after I made the scarf, hubby told me they were the colors of North Carolina’s Charlotte Hornets basketball colors! Teal and purple! I had no idea, but I am sure that someone in my new state will appreciate it.