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Portobello

Worsted 60% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 12% Wool

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Yarn information

  • Category:
    Black Friday 2023
  • Brand::
    Hobbii
  • Content:
    60% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 12% Wool
  • Weight:
    50 g (1.75 oz)
  • Yarn Length:
    120 m (131 yds)
  • Yarn Weight:
    Worsted
  • Recommended needles:
    4 mm (US 6)
  • Knitting gauge:
    19 stitches, 27 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Recommended crochet hook:
    5 mm (US H-8)
  • Crochet gauge:
    14 stitches, 17 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Care instructions:
    Hand-wash at 40°C (104°F) / Do not tumble dry / Iron on low heat
  • Hashtag:
    #hobbiiportobello

It all started with a cotton mesh tube hugging some lovely wool and acrylic fibers inside of it, this is how we created Portobello

Portobello is a Made in Italy yarn with a chainette structure. The loose fibers are blown into the hollow tube and slightly stick out of the mesh, which gives the yarn volume and a bit of fluff. 

The always off-white cotton tube creates an elegant contrast with the brighter or more subtle colors of the loose fibers. 

This yarn will keep you warm but fresh thanks to the cotton and the projects created with it will be lightweight and soft thanks to its structure. Portobello can be worked with 4 mm knitting needles (US 6) and 5 mm (US H-8) crochet hook. It will be a great option for beginners as its structure will prevent the yarn from splitting. 

Need some inspiration? We recommend taking advantage of Portobello’s softness by making cozy pullovers, vests, sweaters, and scarves both for adults and children. 

We are sure that Portobello will blow your mind. 

Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (54)

Lindsey

I had so much fun working with this yarn - just finished a granny cluster pullover in the color 88 (colors are gorgeous and I love that it's not just one solid color) and it has such a nice fuzzy halo around it. It holds it shape really well after being washed, didn't stretch out as much as I thought it would with it being primarily cotton. I had to frog it once and didn't have much difficulty with snagging which was a nice surprise!


Leia

This yarn is so soft and pretty, I couldn't wait to put it to use. I combined 2 colors to make a sweater. It worked up well and fast. The yarn doesn't split as it seems like kind of a tube structure inside. The halo is a bit catchy as you're working with it if you have dry skin or a ragged nail edge. But I really liked the end product made from it.


Autumn

Soft and plush! It's very easy to knit with and has held up to multiple froggings. Currently knitting a raglan sweater with it and one skein has gotten me a lot further than I thought. Will update once the sweater is finished to comment on wearability/next to skin softness but so far no complaints.


Alyssa

Love the squish of this yarn. I'm working on my first top-down crochet raglan sweater with it and it seems to drape nicely with 5mm hook and dcs. Can't report on the feel close to skin yet but it doesn't seem too scratchy! The teal color is gorgeous and I am a big fan of the variegation.


Jessica

Portobello is perfection! The only bad thing is that I love every color, picking was impossible! I ended up with 3 blues and the cream, which look amazing together in the scarf I made. I can’t wait to work with Portobello again. You definitely need it in your life!!


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