2.02.2015

Yarn Review: Himalayan Trail

Recently I received some Bijou Spun Himalayan Trail yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch to try. I was intrigued.
I've used other Bijou Basin Ranch yarn in the past. My Lace Leaf Edge Shawl from Love of Knitting Magazine and Craft Daily uses the Lhasa Wilderness. I loved using that yarn for my shawl and have since added some of it to my stash. But I hadn't had a chance to try to Himalayan Trail yarn yet. When it arrived, I knew I was in for a treat.
I love the twist on the yarn. And with a 75% yak/25% merino wool content, to say that this yarn is soft is an understatement. I decided to cast on a cowl and play with lace and stockinette. With the yarn being a little fuzzy, I was curious how different stitches would look. Talk about amazing stitch definition:
I could not put this down while knitting it. After blocking it I wore it around for awhile. I wanted to test the "itch factor." :) For me, not itchy! That's saying something, because lots and lots of yarn gives me an itchy neck. Not this one. Success! I seriously want to knit an entire sweater out of this yarn.

You can get this sport weight yarn in a variety of colors. The one I used is the Natural Brown, and it's also available in Natural Cream. If you are need of some color, it's also available in the Outlandish colors. So pretty!


Tomorrow I will be posting the pattern for the cowl here on the blog. For free - yay! It's written for a one skein cowl (as pictured above) and a two skein infinity scarf.

Have you used this yarn before? If so, what did you think?

Disclaimer: I received this yarn for free in order to review it. My review is 100% my honest opinion. I did not receive any payment for this review nor did I agree to publish a positive review. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

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