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Brand new Phydeaux base yarns: Angelique

melisandre angelique phydeaux hand dyed yarn

I’ve spent the last few months in search of new base yarns to replace Phydeaux’s super popular Caresse line.

(I know, I’m heartbroken too, but after waiting weeks and weeks, turned into months and months for my orders for this yarn, I think it’s past time to move on…)

But!  Just wait until you see the amazingly luscious yarns that I’ve chosen for Phydeaux. You will die.  In a good way.

I’ll tell you a bit about each new yarn over the next week or two and we’ll start with the very best first.

The very most luscious new yarn is just above, in the deep red Melisandre colourway:  Angelique.

Oo la la, Angelique!  This is the most luxurious yarn I’ve had the pleasure to dye.  I know I say this a lot, always looking for even more luxurious yarns, but good golly, Angelique is amazing.

70% baby alpaca, 20% cashmere and 10% silk.  In a three-ply fingering weight, 435 yards in a 100 gram skein? Soft, silky, sumptuous.

Angelique will knit up into gorgeous sweaters, as well as really lovely shawls, scarves and other accessories.  I wouldn’t recommend this for socks – not the best for the abuse that feet put socks through (but maybe that’s just me?).  But … what about a lace thigh high stocking for a super special occasion (like a wedding)?  Wow.

Angelique is available for pre-order at Phydeaux Designs & Fiber in any of Phydeaux’s base colors.  I do have plans for some kits in the near future.

Go see Angelique right here, and then tell me in the comments what you would most like to knit up using this truly amazing yarn!

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