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  • I am finishing my second Parallelogram scarf, and have yarn to make another. The Freia yarn and that pattern are almost hypnotic, and the best travel knitting. I suspect I may always have one in progress from now on…

    • Just out of Curiosity, why don’t you have any Crochet Patterns for your Beautiful Yarns?

  • That Parallelogram in the minis! That may break my resolve. I can also recommend Fissure by Elizabeth Elliott. Originally written for dear departed Rifton, I did one with 2 bombs about 1/3 wider than the pattern called for and it is scrumptious!

  • Lovely yarn and beautiful projects! If I don’t get back to you before 2020, I want to wish you both a very happy holiday season. You bring me such joy throughout the year, and I thank you for that!

  • These yarns look fantastic, but I am not a shawl person. How do the color gradients work out in something with an irregular shape such as a sweater?

    • There are a lot of sweaters on Ravelry knit with a gradient yarn. But the Freia ones are single-ply so I’d worry it would pill a lot for a sweater.

  • Kay and Ann, I’m totally in love with the colors of these shawl balls, but I can’t work with or wear wool. Does come in a non wool option?
    And by the way, I love reading your entries daily and drool a lot on my tablet at the sight of yarns and patterns.
    Merry Merry and Happy Happy to you both. Thanks for the daily dose of happy you give us all.

    • Hi Judy–Thank you so much for your kind words! Sending holiday wishes back atcha!

      Freia uses all wool for its bases, but I do think Zauberball has a cotton base. A different yarn from Freia, but still full of color fun.

      • I recently had a fabulous time using Zauber Cotton in not one but two baby blankets! It’s a DK weight so it worked perfectly with Rowan Denim. Knitted and washed up great. We gotta get some of it in the Shop!

      • i got the Freia Minikins for Christmas from my wonderful hubby love them! I started working on the Parrollelogram scarf the instructions said to cast on 140 stitches shouldn’t it be 141?

  • My kids gifted me a couple of the shawl balls that I knitted into a quick little tunic for their new baby girl, Freya! So this yarn has become an instant favorite in our family. 🙂

  • I don’t knit, but love to crochet! Can I assume the same effect? These are so lovely!

    • Hi Kathy! I’m not a crocheter myself, but I think Freia yarns would be gorgeous for crochet projects. Go for it! ; )

  • Thank you for this ad. I have saved it for later. I purchased the 12 field guides from you a bit earlier and I do want to knit that parallel scarf. Nice yarns give me such joy.

  • Love that Surf wrap. LOVE it.

  • Which size ball is best for socks? Minikin? I’m a sock fiend and this yarn looks like it would make great socks!

  • I am on my second parallelogram scarf, this one 149 stitches wide. The first half looks great in a combination of lovely blues. But the second half in some purplish rose colors is ten inches in and looking garish and clashing. I wish there were a “rule” for choosing color combinations. Hard to do by online photos.

  • The Corrugated Wrap Shawl in Surf is just spectacular!! What size needles did you use??