It's that time of year again -- Blue Heron Yarn 3rd annual Trunk Show is this Friday and Saturday. I swear this event gets bigger and more fun every year! We'll showcase their flagship yarn, Rayon Metallic, but we'll also have lots of my favorite from last year, Soft Twist Rayon. Both are 100% rayon, but that's where the difference ends. Rayon Metallic is silky with a tiny filament sparkling throughout - very glam and sexy. Think Marilyn Monroe in yarn form. Like any Hollywood starlet, all it really wants to do is lounge around and be admired. And everyone does, because Rayon Metallic is mesmerizing. You just can't help yourself. Step out with this beauty, and people stare. Even non-knitters will ask you about your garment.
Soft Twist Rayon is the more serious, hardworking sister. Also beautiful, but with a more subtle shimmer. Without the sparkle, you focus more on the colors and the lovely texture of this yarn. It will be happy showcased in a special wrap, but it's also an excellent choice for a year round sweater. Soft Twist Rayon would be comfortable under your jacket at work, and make a smooth transition to an evening out.
Both fibers are best worked in a project that plays to their strengths - knit something that takes advantage of the beautiful fluid fabric they create - Something like Chance of Showers by Heidi Kirrmaier that drapes and takes advantage of how Blue Heron yarns flow.
Or Louisa by CocoKnits that falls in graceful points
Whether you choose Blue Heron for a sweater or a wrap, you will love it because their yarns are really special, and whatever you make will be special too.