myboshi velvet

myboshi velvet: velvety soft chenille wool for crocheting and knitting in XXL balls

Maybe you've often wondered what this chenille wool is all about. Admittedly, chenille yarns unfortunately still have a niche existence in the crochet and knitting scene. And completely wrong, as you will read in a moment!

But first things first: Chenille (pronounced: "sche nil ye") means "caterpillar" in French. And that's exactly what the wool looks like: like a fluffy, hairy caterpillar. The yarn was already used as a knitting yarn in the 18th century. However, the velvety and fluffy-soft yarn gained greater fame in the 1970s and 80s thanks to a cult toy: the "magic worm" with eyes that could be moved by a nylon thread.

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