|Fable Fur from Knit Picks|
Fable Fur. Oh. My. Goodness!
When Knit Picks introduced it a week or two ago I knew I'd either love it or hate it. Fake fur things aren't normally my thing. The mention of it does one of two things. It either mentally sends me to a Walmart's clearance clothing aisle or it takes me back to the '80's and all those colorful 'fun fur' scarves we knit back in the day. Neither of which are good things. But it's Knit Picks and I am an affiliate (I'll be up front about that) and it's their new yarn. I should try it. So I ordered some.
And Oh. My. Goodness!
First of all, the yarn is crazy soft. CRAZY soft!
Second, it's bulky and knits up super fast. SUPER fast!
I stopped by my LYS to purchase US 15 needles because I didn't own any that large. I went from the LYS to my knitting group meeting. I sat down and cast on the Ephemeral Cowl, a free pattern designed for Fable Fur, knit a few rows, passed the cowl around for others to feel and pet, knit a few rows, moved to another table to chat with others, knit a few rows, passed the cowl around some more, knit a few more rows... Drove home, knit a few more rows, cast off, sewed the ends together (the cowl is knit flat,) wove in my ends and...
Presto Magic! A ready to be gifted cowl, (Or kept for myself. After all, who are we kidding here??) knit in under 3 1/2 hours, start to finish.
|Ephemeral Cowl knit with Fable Fur|
So to answer the question, Will I love it or will I hate it? Oh, I definitely love it. The daughter even loves it! And yes, I've ordered more.
And I'm sitting here thinking, "You know, that would make a really cool blanket." I just might have to place a third order.
And since you might be wondering....
This cowl was knit with the Kuma colorway on US 15 needles.
I don't normally knit with bulky yarns. Actually, I avoid them like the plague. Bulky yarns make my hands hurt. But this Fable Fur didn't. Not at all.
As for actually knitting with the yarn, it's probably not for absolute beginners. I couldn't see my stitches, I had to feel for them. Just like the 'fun fur' of the '80's. But unlike that horrible fun fur of the '80's, the stitches were easy to feel. The yarn is bulky after all and it's easy to tell if you have your needle in a stitch unlike that awful thread like, hairy stuff of back in the day.
And yes, if you are on my Christmas gift list, you can expect to receive a posh, fur cowl this year.