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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!

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100% Superwash Merino Wool
Machine Wash
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 6-7
Knitting Weight:
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Not enamored of this yarn

By nlbknitter

from East Bay



    • Feels Harsh
    • Splitty Type Of Yarn

    Best Uses

      In find this yarn harsh to the touch. It's possible it will bloom with washing, but right now I'm not enjoying myself at all. Just trying to knit a car seat baby blanket in a simple butterfly lace stitch. Very hard to see the pattern even on size 6 needles. Garter stitch fabric looks fine so that's the right needle size. Just not happy with it.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


      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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