It’s definitely knitting season here in the shop, with everyone eagerly awaiting the new stock. One of the more unusual yarns to have come in so far is Glo Worm from Rico.
Glo Worm is a slightly off standard yarn, somewhere between a chunky and a super chunky weight with a twist. The twist being a separate reflective thread that is wrapped around the main coloured strand. The yarn has been developed just in time for the darker mornings and evenings and it’s super soft so even the fussiest of children can be persuaded to wear it.
The recommended needle size is a 7/8mm with a tension of 11 stitches to 14 rows. The fibre content is 54%acrylic/30% wool/16% glass fibre and each 100g ball contains 110 metres for €8 each.
We are still awaiting delivery of a couple of the colours but so far there have been 5 arrive in and I couldn’t resist knitting up a quick hat for the shop.
Not the best photograph but I was trying to show the reflectivity of the yarn (think it’s worked a bit).
The pattern is called the Teo Hat and it’s available free on Ravelry and includes sizes newborn, small and large. It’s a lovely quick knit and I have loads of yarn left to knit a quick neck warmer up too.
2 thoughts on “Rico Glo Worm”
Hello I bought your rico glowworm wool in pink , I tried it in the darkest place but it just didn’t glow ,im knitting a scarf for my great granddaughter for Christmas , please can you tell me why this wool didn’t glow .
Despite being called Glo Worm Thelma, it’s actually reflective. Try waving a torch over the ball in a dark room to see the effect. Hope this helps.