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May 15

Part 9: Even More Zoom Loom Explorations

Yes, there are still more Zoom Loom squares – we’ll be sharing even more of these with you in the weeks to come!

Below, from Freia Fibers, Fine Handpaints Flux, in color SeaGlass, a sport weight 100% wool. This yarn has some long color changes, as illustrated below. Believe it or not, both of these squares are from the same skein! You can easily felt this yarn for projects like bags that might need a firmer fabric. You can create a plaid project with just one skein of yarn–and have a blast doing it.

Squares of Freia Fibers Fine Handpaints Flux in SeaGlass

Below, from Berroco, left to right: We’ve experimented with two shades of the one of our perennial favorite yarns, Ultra Alpaca Light in Briny Deep and Turquoise Mix. The next yarn, a sneak preview of Berroco’s new yarn to debut at TNNA in the summer, is a single-ply thick and thin yarn that was surprisingly easy to weave on the Zoom Loom (you’d think the bumpies would make it hard to weave with, but they didn’t), and finally at lower right, Blackstone Tweed in color 2683 creates a weaverly tracking look that we always find appealing.  All of these yarns are lovely and soft and could be worn next to the skin also think they could be successfully combined in a single project.

Four squares from Berroco in alpaca and tweed

Below, Crystal Palace Sausalito, 80% merino wool/20% nylon, color 8450, was used to make the pink/orange and purple/gold squares in the back. Mochi Plus, a single-ply, 80% merino wool/20% nylon, color 616, was used to make the three squares at the front. Again, we feel that these yarns could be used together to create a blanket or wrap. The Sausalito has a lively tweedy look while the Mochi Plus produces color movement that is soft and will work up beautifully when sewn or crocheted together.

Five squares of Crystal Palace Sausalito yarn