Gotta get me some Mini Mochi!

This is what you can look forward to next month:

Machine-knitted panel in Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace. Mmmmm!!! Self-striping goodness!

As you may or may not be aware, American Yarns is very proud to be the first Australian stockist of Crystal Palace yarns!  Crystal Palace make some gorgeous yarns, but they are perhaps most famous for their Mini Mochi – 80% wool, 20% nylon, slow-striping fingering weight yarn.  They also make a Mochi Plus (10 ply) and Chunky Mochi (12 ply).  This yarn is soooooo soft!  And it just glides through my knitting machine!  I knitted this on my old Empisal KH680L and it just glided through the carriage like butter – such a pleasurable experience I am lost for words!  My customers love Noro but when I showed them the Mini Mochi sample, they just ooohhh and aaahhhed.

Think the striping pleasure of Kauni, but with the softness of Malabrigo and you have Mini Mochi!

I am going to turn this sample into a cushion cover – I only had two balls to play with – so if you’re in-store please come on in and ooohhhh and aaaahhh with us!

After the Charity Knit-In tomorrow, I will be listing Crystal Palace yarns on my site and taking pre-orders for the planned shipment in September.  So make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter to be informed when these yarns are listed and available for purchase.

Until next week then!  Oh and here’s another drool-worthy close-up…

One Reply to “Gotta get me some Mini Mochi!”

  1. This is the piece you were knitting when I visited your store! I’m inspired to try my machine again. This is so beautiful and a good recommendation for trying this yarn by hand or machine.

    Do you know what “mochi” is? It is a Japanese confection made by pounding rice in a traditional mortar until it becomes a gluey paste. The Mochi is baked and puffs up. Good name for this yummy yarn.

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