Mabel & Ivy Coast - Mini Yarn Review

Posted on January 31, 2015 | O Comments

It's been a busy few weeks here with the launch of our own in-house label Mabel & Ivy, so I thought it might be quite nice to take a break from my wool winder and talk a little about one of those yarns; Coast.


Coast is a light fingering weight yarn, it's a blend of 55% merino lambswool, 45% cotton and comes in a incredible 48 colours! We source it directly on the cone from the mill just across the Pennines from us in Yorkshire and then wind it into manageable 50g balls ready for you to knit or crochet with. 

Each 50g ball gives you a generous 350 metres which goes a long way. Knit on 2.5 - 3mm needles for a beautiful drape which is why Coast is wonderfully suited to shawls and light weight garments.

There are a plethora of patterns to chose from, just a quick search on Ravelry brought up these beauties:

Isabell Kraemer's pattern Marsa Alam is available to download on Ravelry. Isabell has used Coast in Marlin and Nutmeg, she's knitted with Coast held double on a 4mm needle to create a light DK. 

Marsa Alam by Isabell Kraemer 

image used with kind permission of Isabell Kraemer


I love MeijeAugust's version of Marsa Alam, she has used Silver Grey and Amber which work beautifully together. 


images used with kind permission of MeijeAugust
Wisteria Lane is an a-line light weight sweater with a lacy leaf motifs down the sleeves and back. Hanna Maciejewska pattern is knitted in the round from the top-down, shown here in Passion Flower.

Wisteria Lane Wisteria Lane


images used with kind permission of Hanna Maciejewska


 Coast is a firm favourite of designer La Maison Rililie, whom we featured back in December on the blog and whose pattern Orza Pullover we are about to kick off as a knit-along in the Tangled Yarn Ravelry Group. Rililie also uses Coast in SpliTTop and in her latest pattern MarlOn which has been featured in Amirisu Winter 2015.



If you sweaters and cardigans are not your cup of tea how about Cléois' shawl Tuileries,it's the perfect shawl to wrap yourself in! The pattern can be downloaded through Ravelry. Cléois has used two 50g balls of Coast in Tweed which is a beautiful melange blue.


image used with kind permission of Cléois


 As I've already mentioned Coast comes in 48 colours from neutrals to brights, melanges and solid shades including three new shades for this spring/summer; Hyacinth, Rosehip and Celery.


Watch out for our Coast Ombré Packs coming later in the year!




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