SKEINO Venice / by jen geigley

I recently had the chance to knit with a special new yarn from SKEINO that is unlike any other yarn I've ever used before. (And that's pretty remarkable, because I feel like I've knit with every kind of yarn imaginable.) It's called SKEINO Venice. And here's why it's so unique. It has just the right amount of glittery sparkle, and the sparkle comes from a lurex 'core.' So cool.

Venice is a chainette yarn. Instead of being spun, it's knitted using four stitches in the round on a machine. Baby Alpaca and lurex are knitted together into a chainette, resulting in a lightweight fluffy yarn (that is not scratchy!) The process to create this yarn is tedious, but the result is beautiful. Venice comes in five shades that have gold lurex (cream, beige, camel, musk, brown) and five shades that have silver lurex (snow, light gray, silver, charcoal, black). Which makes choosing a shade an exciting experience.

SKEINO sent me a kit that included a skein of Venice in Charcoal (with silver lurex!) and a pattern to make a project called the Gala Scarf. Which is gorgeous, easy and QUICK to knit – I highly recommend grabbing this kit with your Venice yarn. This scarf is a one-skein project and the result is stunning. An easy-to-knit scarf/shawl/wrap quickly becomes an exquisite accessory for the holidays or New Year's Eve. I can definitely see anyone wearing the Gala Scarf with their little black dress. The glittery shine in Venice stands out just a bit but is subtle enough that it looks really elegant. I love it.

Gala Scarf's lacy pattern is easy with a repeat of just two rows. SKEINO even offers a video tutorial for a new technique called Combination Knitting, which makes it even easier. Check out their explanation of this technique here.

SKEINO has kindly offered up a coupon code so you too can give this amazing yarn a try! Enter JENGEIGLEY at checkout to receive a 10% discount valid through January 31st, 2016. *

Happy holidays and happy knitting!

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