Yarn of the Week: Cephalopod Yarns Traveller

I got this yarn a while ago after receiving some credit to the Cephalopod Yarns shop. I loved the color, and figured I’d take the chance to try a nice new yarn.

My Traveller beanie

My Traveller beanie

I’m very glad I went with this yarn. I feel like it’s not quite as well-known as the extremely popular Bugga! yarns from CY and the Verdant Gryphon, but it really deserves some recognition.

The colors remind me a bit of madelintosh’s colors in that they’re rich and tonal. The particular skeins I got were the colorway Goodnight, KY, and were a gorgeous, saturated blue.

I got two skeins, and so far have made a hat and a cowl using similar-but-different patterns. I’m planning to use the rest on a pair of matching mittens or fingerless gloves in an as-yet-undetermined pattern this fall or winter.

I like this yarn a lot, and feel like it’s a good value for the money.

So far, neither my hat nor my cowl is showing signs of pilling, which is fantastic because this is a nice, soft yarn, and soft yarns are often pilly. I can’t speak to how this yarn would hold up in a higher-wear object like a sweater, but at least for hats and scarves it seems to wear very nicely.

Overall, I give this yarn a 10 out of 10, and definitely recommend it!

Pros:

  1. The colors – As usual, one of my pros is the colors. I like the range of colors offered by CY, and I like that the names of each color are tailored to the base, with the colorways for Traveller being named after places.
  2. Lack of pilling – So far, I haven’t run into a lot of pilling yet. We’ll see once I make something more hard-wearing, but as of now I haven’t had any issues.
  3. Stitch definition – I’ve made two cabled projects with this yarn, and the stitch definition is great. My cables pop out of my projects, and the texture difference between knits and purls shows up beautifully.

Cons:

  1. None – Honestly, I can’t really think of any cons!
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3 Comments

  1. Rie

     /  February 2, 2014

    Thanks for the review on this yarn, and beautiful hat! Have you tried washing any of these yarns yet? Do they hold up OK in the machine? Any tips? :)

    Reply
    • It’s actually really funny that you ask, because this hat just accidentally went through the laundry this week. It came out of the washing machine perfectly fine, but I did not run it through the dryer so I’m not sure how it would hold up there.

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      • Rie

         /  February 2, 2014

        Oh, that is helpful, thank you! Sometimes the superwash yarns still suffer a bit, but this one seems to be a good quality. Glad it came out OK!

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