Yarn Yammer: New Yarn Out by Isaac Mizrahi

Recently when I was wandering the aisles of my local craft shop, I came across a new yarn by an unexpected source! Isaac Mizrahi. Who knew he was such a big yarn fan!?! Apparently he is and we get to benefit!

His  yarn line  is put out by Premiere Yarns and all are super bulky weight yarns, the line includes four New York-inspired, trend-driven collections:

  • Lexington – super bulky in six bright prints for quick accessory projects and arm knitting
  • Sutton – deep, rich color shades gently change from one tone to the next for creating cowls, scarves and accessories
  • Carnegie Hill – bulky with loops and threads of metallic for fall and winter accessories and shawls
  • Carlyle – extremely lightweight neutrals with lofty metallic sheen for sweater and scarf projects

I chose a couple of skeins of Sutton to try out. This one reminded me most of one of my favorite super bulky yarns: Malabrigo Rasta.


So what better pattern to try it out than the Autumn Slouch Hat? I thought with the striping colors it would be perfect for it.

I like it! I was able to make this hat with one skein of the yarn, and had a bit to spare. I actually had enough that I should have done another repeat to make it a bit more slouchy!


This yarn is nice and soft, easy to work with, and will lend an interesting colorful element to any project you use it with. It works perfectly with the new Hat Loom with the large gauge set-up.

Now for the ‘knitty gritty’ on this line of yarns.



Weight: Super Bulky

Fiber: 85% Acrylic, 15% Wool

Length: 68 yards (62 m)

It is machine washable, but you will want to lay it flat to dry. With the bit of wool in it, you should be able to do a bit of blocking to add definition to your finished project.




Weight: Super Bulky

Fiber: 77% Acrylic, 15% Metallic, 8% Nylon

Length: 127 yards (116 m)

Without any natural fibers this yarn will not lend itself well to blocking, but with the nylon it will be suited for hats, mittens, or even a nice sparkly pair of slippers! Again, this one is machine washable, and lay it flat to dry




Weight: Super Bulky

Fiber: 85% Acrylic, 15% Wool

Length: 69 yards (63 m)

With just a touch of wool this yarn will be suited for just about any project you would like to make with it. You will be able to block it to some extent and make some nice bright projects with it. It is machine washable and lay flat to dry.


Carnegie Hill


 Weight: Super Bulky

Fiber: 67% Acrylic, 31% Polyester, 2% Metallic

Length: 99 yards (91 m)

Last but not least Carnegie Hill is a fun loopy boucle yarn with a touch of sparkle. This yarn would make great scarves and shawls and wraps! Again you guessed it, it is machine washable and you will want to lay it flat to dry. This one will not really be able to be blocked so lace and other stitch patterns will not work so well with it. But that’s ok, since you probably won’t want to do that sort of thing with a boucle yarn anyway!

All the yarns have a MSRP of $6.99 and can be found exclusively at Michael’s Craft stores. When I bought mine it was priced locally at $5.99, so all around I found the Sutton to be a great, economic substitute for my pricier favorite!

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  1. I love this yarn! The colors are amazing! It a little pricey though at about 7 bucks a skein, but I did manage to pick up a bag of it in mill ends at joanns for about 4.32 with a half off coupon! Enough to make a hat and a cowl!

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