|Print subscribers and digital subscribers have access to all back issue Great Product Finds - and at least two years of complete back issues!
Please sign in to view the archives. Not a subscriber? Find out more about subscriptions!
Great Product Finds
If you are one of the millions of fans who have faithfully followed the Downton Abbey television series, you won't want to miss the new line inspired by the famous series from Premier Yarns. There are four different and unique yarns in the collection, each one based on a beloved character from Downton Abbey. We chose to review Lady Mary with its subtle texture and sparkle. This DK-weight chainette-constructed yarn is the perfect choice for garments and fashion accessories where a touch of sparkle would enhance the design. The soft-to-touch yarn has enough structure to work equally well for textural or lacy stitches, making it a versatile choice. Our sample crocheted with an I/9/5.5mm hook would make a gorgeous scarf, cowl or shawl. The beautiful Quicksilver Broomstick Wrap on page 81 is a great project that features Lady Mary, with the lacy stitches showing off the yarn to full advantage. Available in 290-yard/85-gram skeins in eight sumptuous colors, this soft 95% acrylic/5% metallic yarn provides a touch of elegance at an affordable price. Suggested gauge is 16 stitches and 18 rows with a size H/8/5mm hook in single crochet over a 4-inch swatch. Lady Mary is available at AnniesYarnShop.com.