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Mrs. Crosby Steamer Trunk

It's another fantastic yarn from Mrs. Crosby - Steamer Trunk! Steamer Trunk is a worsted weight, 4-ply yarn in glorious hand-dyed, tonal hues. This yarn has fantastic stitch definition, and knits up beautifully into almost anything you can imagine: sweaters, hats, cowls, cabled projects or even cozy, warm blankets. Although the phrase "work horse yarn" would apply here, it doesn't express the softness and beauty of this yarn. Steamer Trunk is machine washable, too!

100% Superwash Merino Wool
Machine Wash
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 6-7
Knitting Weight:
$17.00 hank Discountable
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Great for baby or adult items

By Concord Knitter

from concord nh


  • Doesn't pill
  • Great Cable Definition
  • Holds shape well
  • Resists Pilling
  • Softens with washing
  • Sturdy but soft
  • True To Gauge After Block


    Best Uses

    • Adult Wear
    • Baby items
    • Cables
    • Patterns
    • Sweaters

    I bought this because I needed a nice blue for baby boys. Frenchman blue was just right. I made several baby sweaters with cables, and the stitch definition with the yarn was beautiful. It was so easy to use, with no problems with splitting or knots. It frogged and reknit beautifully. It was great that the knitted gauge did not deform by growing or shrinking with blocking, either by gentle blocking in Eucalan hand wash or by machine washing and even machine drying!! Great stuff. I also made the L'envelope pattern, and this was a dream to work with. The finished garment had just the right combination of not being too flimsy or drapey, yet not being too stiff for a fairly heavy garment. This isn't as soft as some of the super wash merinos, but holds its shape much better. It is Australian merino, and seems to be more like blue faced leicester, but much softer after washing. At first I thought it might be a bit too stiff for baby wear, or wear next to skin, but after washing in Eucalan it softened well, and it's not at all harsh or itchy. Really great yarn, both for handling while knitting and for the finished products.

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    Excellent stitch definition

    By knitbutterflies

    from Australia

    I bought this to make Little Cotton Rabbits, toy rabbit pattern. The yarn is great - fantastic stitch definiton and the roast chestnut colour I ordered has a beautiful light variation throughout that really add characher to the toy. I would definitely use this again.

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