This is Lightyears DK in the colorway Hercules Swirling. In fact, this is the early stages of Valerie DiPietro's Quadrille. But I want to talk about the yarn.
The first thing I noticed about Lightyears DK was its incredible softness. The second thing was its roundness, which is a strange thing to stand out in a yarn. I know most yarns are round, but this yarn stays round---is in a way firmly round while still being squishy and compactable. This leads to great stitch definition, which makes it a fitting yarn for this corset, or any pattern using cables.
Alcidina's cosmos-inspired colors are amazing, too. I chose a rather neutral, light color for my corset, but now that I know how lovely this yarn is I will look into projects that will shine in some of her other colorways, for example, Fantasy Sculpture and Rotten Egg Nebula---or some of the Lightyears fingering weight colors such as Spotlight, Orion Abstract, and A Younger Generation of Galaxies. Her other yarns are also worth a try. If the bases are anything like the quality of Lightyears, I'm sold!
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