Araucania Coliumo is another great newbie! It is a super soft, chunky/bulky strand of 70% soft wool and 30% silk and knits on a very reasonable 8mm needle. It is 100g/87m of snuggly-wuggly lurvliness! One skein makes a very big hat or pair of mitts, and 2 skeins are enough for a scarf. Take 4 skeins for a shawl/wrap and you are set!
This is our sample hat in Araucania Coliumo in colour 4 (bottom right above).
Some clever FREE patterns for Araucania Coliumo: