I currently have quite a thing for singles yarns (actually it's quite a long term thing)... and sourcing a few of them is finding me a few really gorgeous ones that I will be introducing to my line.
Update! I've added some more gorgeous singles to my line up which I'm very excited about! See below for a description of them.
1.Ujicha - I've had this base for over a year now (or possibly longer- time does fly)! I found this absolutely stunning base after a very long search for a plied Tussah silk somewhere between fingering weight and cobweb. One of my more expensive yarns it's worth every penny and everything made with it turns out just beautifully. Close to white, crisp and with a distinctive halo. Just gorgeous and runs at a very useful 750 metres to 100 grams so 100 grams goes a long way.
This gorgeous Spellbound shawl knitted by Daisy (pattern by Booknits) really shows the Seashells colourway on Ujicha to great advantage. And a beautiful choice of beads for it too.
2. Rougui - A brand new yarn for GTY that suddenly appeared to me out of the blue recently from one of my regular suppliers and I felt compelled to jump right on it and add it to my line. Made of a Mulberry single of fingering weight it's just gorgeous to dye up - smooth glossy and perfect for a lightweight summer coverup. I'm gradually dyeing it up and introducing it in the December updates and I can't wait to see what my customers do with it! Please be sure to let us see it in our Ravelry forum if you buy any of this and make something!
Here: The Watchman, Perfect Pink ooak, and Matcha Green.
3. Sulkazura 4 ply - How can I forget this recent gorgeous single yarn in my line up? A gutsy tough somewhat rustic beautiful Tussah silk single ... another fingering weight option but in a wild silk. It runs a little heavier to the touch than the Rougui despite being the same weight. Dyes beautifully and intensely but since it arrives a classic light tan from the mill it's not for pastels or colours that are affected by a coloured base so some of my more vibrant colours really sing on it. A contender for a beautiful summer top or a striking bold shawl at any time of the year. It has the expected wild silk halo so bear that in mind when selecting.
4. Cassis - I've carried this as a laceweight for some time and have recently introduced the fingering weight to my line. It's gorgeous and soft! Not one for pastel colours due to the yak but certainly a lovely base for the stronger colours.
Cassis is a close cousin of the gorgeous Masala (to give you a clue as to it's fibre make up) with Merino, Silk and Yak, all bundled into a beautiful single yarn.
5.Peppermint - think this name calls for it being dyed in Water's Edge (a beautiful soft peppermint green) but I'll resist for now! It's BRAND NEW! A 4 ply mix of merino and mohair! It's an awesome single and I can't wait to use it along with another yarn - perhaps a fluffy?