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Brand new Phydeaux base yarns: Down DK

persephone down dk hand dyed yarn phydeaux designs and fiber

It’s a bit of a challenge to create a major change in your line up of base yarns.

But that’s just what I’ve been working on for the last few months.

I’ve been testing various base yarns via limited edition pre-orders, limited edition yarns in kits, and just for myself, never released (because they just didn’t work out right).

Down DK is a yarn that I introduced much earlier this year as a limited edition pre-order:  a super soft MCN that I immediately fell in love with.

Down has that subtle (10%) cashmere halo that you are most likely familiar with.  Along with a touch of smooth silkiness from 10% nylon.  With 80% superwash merino wool, and four firmly twisted plies, this DK is very similar to Phydeaux’s super popular Beurre DK, but so much softer with a touch of fluff.  Kinda like a down comforter.

I really love Down for shawls:  wrapping a swathe of hand knit Down around your neck and shoulders is a treat that you deserve!  When (if?) I have the free time, I look forward to knitting a sweater in Down.

suisse shawl knitting pattern by phydeaux designs

Down DK is perfect for two Phydeaux patterns:  Texelle and Suisse.  Texelle has been very popular, being a two skein DK weight shawl with bands of texture.  GREAT for Down DK.  Suisse is very new (I’ll share more about that in another post!) and was designed specifically for Down DK (shown above in the Shell colourway).  This is a super fun knit that is just so pretty in Down.

You can order Down DK in any of Phydeaux’s current colourways right here. Go take a look and then come back to share which color and pattern you’d most like to use with Down!

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