Another gorgeous-but-practical yarn from King Cole. Island Beaches comes in six variegated colourways - just one colour in each ball but several different shades of it, so you get an exciting, softly-striped effect. Looks lovely made up into a blanket.
The yarn is a blend of 70% premium acrylic and 30% polyamide, it has a soft, smooth but cool handle not unlike a soft cotton.
Each 100g balk = approximately 255m and it's a very standard DK so you can use just about any DK pattern you wish (obviously checking your tension first.....) and in particularly there are some great King Cole patterns made up in this yarn. The jumper is particularly cute - smart and classic but with a modern look. Pop over to the Patterns section to buy.