Filatura Di Crosa Tiffany

Filatura Di Crosa Tiffany

Filatura Di Crosa Tiffany: glamour and sparkle with a soft touch Color shown: #05 Pink Diamond Tiffany is a fancy glam yarn that will inspire you to make something special for a night on the town. It consists of several twisted plies that combine color variations with sparkle, punctuated by small slubs for textured interest. The yarn is soft so it drapes naturally. Because of the fancy look of Tiffany, simple stitches will capture its essence the best. The occasional nub/slub can cause a momentary pause in your work, so don’t expect to crochet with it at high-speed. Upon first glance at the ball band, it appears to have been intended for knitted projects, as there is no crochet hook symbol or gauge given (however, a crochet hook size recommendation is included in the yarn company’s website). I first attempted working with it on a size G/6 (4.25 mm) hook but because of the slubs in the yarn I moved up to a size H/8 US (5 mm) hook to allow more room to maneuver. This worked well, and helped avoid some instances of the plies separating a tad as they were hooked. The yarn itself does all the work, so an eye-catching fabric can be produced with the simplest of stitches. I found that it crocheted best with openwork chain stitches -- think fancy sleeve cuffs, lightweight scarves, or see-through chain link shawlettes. A basic single crochet fabric could lend itself to an attractive tank top, and with a bit of lining fabric Tiffany would be just the thing for evening bags or pouches to hold small essentials when heading out for dinner or dancing. If you like a touch of glitz in your accessories, this luxe novelty yarn will make them seem as precious as jewelry – in fact, the strands themselves could serve as a necklace! Rating: The word “Fancy” appears on the yarn ball band, thus recommended for special evening wear or dressy occasion pieces. Content/Care: 44% cotton, 39% viscose, 13% polyamide, 1% polyester. 104 yds/95 m per 50 g ball. Suggested gauge: 5 sts and 8 rows = 1” on size 6 (4 mm) needles, size G/6 (4 mm) hook. Hand wash.

 

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