Eyelash yarn, and in fact any form of Novelty yarn, divides knitters into two distinct camps. Those who love it and inevitably those who hate it. First of all, what is it?
It is usually a man-made fibre central thread with varying amount of fine thread sticking out of it. This can be mixed with sparkly polyester, paper, pompoms and can be long, short or anything in between. Recently I have also seen more luxury fibres being used to make this yarn.
It is the fine thread that gives the yarn the semblance of eyelash. The texture is usually very soft – think of pet rabbits.
If you already have some in your stash, perhaps it’s been there for a while and you may be wondering what possessed you to get some in the first place. Well, it’s time for a spring clean!
So what can you use them for? Let’s start with the simple.
Now look at this.
I think this one is perfect.
I love the texture that eyelash creates. It is a little difficult to carry it off as an item of clothing but I’ve been working on the right design. Has your interest been piqued yet? Pattern coming next week on the blog.