Our Anzula trunk show arrived! We thought it would be marvelous for all of the people participating in the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl to be able to touch and try on these pieces!
Sabrina Famellos, owner of Anzula, started dyeing yarn in 2006. Before that, she was an avid spinner and crocheter and sold her shawls, hats, gloves, and other accessories in the San Francisco Bay area. She began her foray into dyeing with spinning fiber first and later expanded to dyeing yarn. The home base of Anzula Luxury Fibers is now in Fresno, California, where the hand dyeing takes place. All of their yarns are spun in the U.S. and Canada.
The items in our trunk show are all made with Anzula For Better or Worsted, a blend of 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon. We have seven items including sweaters, shawls, and cowls.
One of the first things you’ll notice is the fantastic stitch definition this yarn gives! Cables and textured stitches such as seed stitch stand out beautifully.
Anzula is synonymous with luxury fiber. The colorways range from vivid and strong to muted and delicate. Anzula yarns are soft, squishy, and slide like butter along your needles. Knitting with any of Sabrina’s yarns is a sublime experience! Since they are superwash, they can be washed in the machine; we suggest a hand-wash cycle if your machine has one. Jenny recently washed a baby blanket made with Cricket, For Better or Worsted’s little sister DK weight yarn, in this way. She laid it out to dry and it looked and felt like new!
This yarn pairs well with needles that have a less-pointy tip. As this yarn is slippery, we encourage you to consider using a wooden needle. Swatching with both a wooden needle and a metal needle would immediately tell you which you prefer. If the term ‘swatching’ has you thinking of huddling in a dark corner, you might substitute the term ‘yarn tasting’! You can ‘taste’ it with both types of needles to see which you like best!
We invite you to come into My Sister Knits and pore over the Anzula trunk show items!