Some of your patterns use ‘towelling effect yarn’. What is this?

April 18th, 2011

The yarn used for these patterns was Sirdar Snowflake DK, which was discontinued for a short while, but then re-introduced as a baby yarn, in pastel shades and in smaller balls, under the name of Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake DK. The current colour range is very small, so if you are unable to find this yarn there are alternatives available, such as Vesper Super-Soft Baby Double Knitting, produced by V & A Products Ltd., Bradford BD8 8JL, although any double knitting equivalent can be substituted provided the tension matches that quoted in the pattern. Be aware that the purl side of this yarn is treated as the right side, so you should take this into consideration if you choose to use a standard, non-textured, DK yarn.