Let’s Talk About HiKoo Rylie

We’ve had HiKoo Rylie in stock for several years and have come to appreciate it for many reasons. Rylie is made in Peru and distributed by Skacel as a part of their HiKoo line of fine knitting yarns.

Learn about Rylie

  • Rylie is a lighter weight yarn in the DK class. You might know the DK weight as sport weight. There are 274 yard per 100 gram skein.
  • This yarn is a blend of 50% baby alpaca, 25% mulbery silk, and 25% linen. The alpaca adds softness; silk is a gentle fiber, yet strong; linen adds stablility.
  • Rylie’s label gauge is 6 stitches per inch on US # 3-4.
  • Take the gauge up by using a larger needle, like a US #6, and there can be 5 stitches per inch and more drape to the fabric that you are knitting.
  • A range of subtle neutral colors dance through this line. Driftwood, Natural, Sea Glass — there are some enticing neutrals. Use them for shawls or wraps or lace sweaters where the pattern will be showy.
  • Colors with punch like Sea, Sailor’s Delight, Freesia, Guava and Kelp make this yarn a great choice for a summer sleeveless top. Rylie is lightweight and so suited for warmer weather.
  • Consider this blend for your finer hand knit projects like shawls and cowls. We can see a cardigan knit with Rylie, too.

Here’s what our distributor, Skacel, has to say about Rylie:

This lightweight luxury yarn is a transeasonal wonder. Lusciously soft baby alpaca is enriched with the elegant drape and gleam of mulberry silk and the rustic tactile appeal of linen. Dyed in soft pastels, beachy bright and glowing neutrals, Rylie is ravishing. We agree!

HiKoo Rylie — Baby Alpaca, Mulberry Silk, Linen

Natural 003

Driftwood 090

Sea Glass 089

Sea 085

Sailor’s Delight 125

Freesia 087

Guava 088

 

Kelp 084

AddiClick Long Lace Tip Needles

Use a tapered lace tip needle for best results when knitting with a smooth yarn like Rylie. The longer tip makes it easy to perform lace stitches like knit two together and slip slip knit. The smoothness of the needle allows stitches to flow from one needle to the next without digging or diving for an errant stitch.

AddiClicks are interchangeable and give you the flexibility of having the right needle size and cable length right at your fingertips.

Suggested Lace Patterns for Rylie

Since lace looks absolutely wonderful in Rylie, here are two patterns to try. I have knit the Lace Ribbon Scarf twice in two different yarns. It’s a great pattern and should knit up just fine in Rylie. Then, check out the Reposado sweater design. It has lace panels that run up the side seams and form a cap sleeve. Stunning! I’m almost finished with this design. I’m using a neutral color 092, Pearl, that has a slight touch of taupe.

Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery — Free download on Knitty, found on Ravelry.com

Reposado Lace Sweater by Thea Colman of Baby Cocktails — Download on Ravelry.com

I hope you will try Rylie. We are pleased to offer this luxury yarn.

Happy knitting,

Wanda