Covet: Rain City Knits DK Merino Yarn

My very own Rain City Knits Babycakes DK sampler pack.

Guess what I’ve got? A buffet sample pack of Rain City Knits DK and several full size skeins for my designing and knitting pleasure! I am thrilled to bits. So much so that I decided to wear my skein of Steel Grey before turning it into a ball.

Me in Steel Grey.

Me in Steel Grey DK.

I am in love with the Rain City Knits DK. I totally recommend picking up a fabulous, colourful Babycakes sampler featuring 8 colours to play with. The colours are gorgeous and vivid. Each ball is 25g / 61 yds per skein in superwash merino. Colours included are Vermillion, Hot Pink, Bright Orange, Lemon Yellow, Heliotrope Purple, Kelly Green, Rain Drop Blue and Royal Blue.

babycakes sampler pack

Aside from the gorgeous signature colours from Rain City Knits, the DK yarn is delightfully soft and has a great spring to it. If you knit, you’ll know what I mean.

Steel grey DK skeins.

Steel grey DK skeins.

I am planning on using my Babycakes, along with Steel Grey, to design a garment. That’s all I’m telling you right now. I am already having lots of fun working with the yarn, turning it into balls from skein form.


Did I mention that the DK is sooo soft? I might’ve… One tip about making balls from yarn that I have for you is not to pull too tightly when hand winding. You don’t want to remove the spring of the yarn in your hand wound ball.

dk outside

I have started knitting up my Steel Grey and it has a lovely variegated look, which pleases me, as shown here under natural sunlight. I am alternating skeins as I knit, as I recommend with any variegated or kettle dyed yarn.  Truly this yarn is a delight to work with and I recommend that you pick some up from Rain City Knits to try out on your latest project.

x Rena


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