Yarn Feature – Mirasol Sulka


Mirasol Sulka: A chunky single ply in a beautiful blend of 60 percent Merino, 20  percent Alpaca, and 20 percent Silk, perfect for quick accessories. With the added benefit of supporting a school in a remote area of Peru, this is one yarn made for giving.

I have a rule in my house that Christmas music doesn’t make an appearance until the 1st of December. I invented this rule as a snotty teenager to stop my mother from spinning the tunes too long in advance and driving us all crazy. The rule is now observed in my own home to stop me from spinning the tunes too early and driving everyone else crazy… and the cat is in the cradle.

The retail world doesn’t know about my rule apparently because I’ve been coming home from stores with carols in my head for weeks already, and pretending I don’t have the holidays on my mind already is just inefficient at this point.

If you’re like me, and trying to tick off your list before the real madness begins, it’s time to knit bulky.  I submit for your visual and tactile pleasure: Mirasol Sulka, a super soft and lustrous blend of Merino, Alpaca and Silk in a bulky single ply (or singles, if you’re a spinny type).  The colour depth is fantastic, thanks to the different fibre types, and the softness of the spin means loft for days.

To jumpstart your creativity and get your fingers itching, I’ve rounded up some great quick pattern ideas that will take just a couple of skeins. PLUS, this yarn is on special now through the beginning of December for just $8.65 CAD for a 50g skein.

Pattern Ideas

Promenade Scarf

The Promenade Scarf by Mimi Codd is a free Ravelry Download and takes just 1.5 skeins of Sulka.


Icing Swirl Hat

Ysolda Teague’s Icing Swirl Hat is festive and requires only 100 yds (2 skeins).


Vanessa Headband

The Vanessa Headband by Nancy Ricci will keep ears toasty while preserving your holiday hair. It takes just under 2 skeins of Sulka.


Bella's Mittens

For any Twilight fans, Bella’s Mittens by Marielle Henault is a free pattern which is sure to be a bit, er, hit. The mittens require 4 skeins of Sulka.

I’d love to see what you’ve done with Sulka, so stay in touch. Happy knitting!

Mirasol Sulka is just one of the heavier weight yarns that are discounted for holiday knitting.  Check out all the great deals in the Black Sheep Sale while quantities last!

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