Cloudborn Yarn – YUM!

Felted slippers in three sizes - easy and fun to knit!
Felted slippers in three sizes – easy and fun to knit!

Quite recently I designed a fun, easy pattern for felted slippers, based on a hand knit pattern that a Norwegian friend shared with me. Worked every-other-needle on a mid-gauge or bulky machine with Cloudborn Bulky Wool Twist, they felted perfectly – and I think they look fabulous.

The pattern includes 3 sizes – the smallest size is suitable for children and you can always felt a second or third time for more shrinkage. This pattern is available for purchase ($4.00) on either Craftsy.com or Revelry.com. Right now I am trying to find the time to finish up a sweet, striped baby sweater using Cloudborn Superwash Merino Sport and once that pattern is written and proofed four times, it will also be available on both Craftsy and Ravelry.

Cloud born has gorgeous alpaca and blends
Cloudborn has gorgeous alpaca and blends

I’m often a little skeptical of mail-ordering yarn, but the Cloudborn yarns are extremely high quality and I have loved the four different yarns that I have worked with so far. Besides, I like to shop in my PJ’s and then wait for UPS to show up with boxes!

My Craftsy affiliate link http://www.craftsy.com/ext/SusanGuagliumi_Cloudborn  will bring you right to the page with all of the Cloudborn yarns. And, by the way, no. None of them are available on cones, but who cares?! Invest in an inexpensive ball winder and enjoy working with some really gorgeous stuff.

Gorgeous colors and a wide range of yarn sizes and content.
Gorgeous colors and a wide range of yarn sizes and content.

 

Author: Susan Guagliumi

I'm a machine knitter, author, gardener and pretty good cook. I live in Connecticut with my husband, Arthur.

4 thoughts on “Cloudborn Yarn – YUM!”

  1. Hi Susan, i really enjoy your posts, often very helpful machine knitting tips. I have also purchased a couple of your books on hand manipulation. I too love gardening, cooking, machine knitting, hand knitting, walking our Pembrokeshire coast and crochet especially since i finished IT contracting and now run Rainbows End bed and breakfast in Tenby, Wales where i have more time. I also set up my own website called http://www.seashells.wales to show off some of my work. Thanks for sharing with us, Jayne

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