It's an acrylic yarn, single-ply and considered bulky weight. It's so soft and fluffy! That's hard to come by in a low-price, commercial yarn, at least in my experience. This makes it perfect for what I like to call "single-skein cowls," which are quick knits that turn into lovely Christmas presents. So far I've finished four this year and have two more to go.
The yarn colors in Facets are beautiful. Some are more vibrant that blend two contrasting colors into every stitch. Others are an obvious ombre, putting two complementary tonal shades together throughout. My most recent acquisitions are neutrals — one is various shades of gray; the second is this gorgeous peachy hue with grays; the third caramels and creams.
My favorite thing about variegated yarns like Facets is that you never know what you're going to get! This is one of those yarns where I have to study a skein for a good while before I decide what pattern to play with. Will stockinette stitch show off a gorgeous rainbow? Can I have some lacy openwork for texture? Does this skein call for a simple pattern because it has less color variation?
I do hope these recipients love their cowls as much as I love them. Photos won't be posted until after Christmas so as not to spoil any surprises!
Would you like a custom cowl knit with Facet yarn? Shoot me a message! They are $15 each plus tax and shipping.