Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Lots of Swatching and New Rowan Mag 40

I swatched up my Brooks Farm Harmony yarn for the Knitted Bodice KAL starting on September 1st... I used size 5 addis and will go up one size to get the exact gauge for the pattern, but I like the fabric.

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I also stopped by Knitche over the weekend and bought two skeins of the new Rowan yarns to swatch.

Here's Tapestry - I really like this one - got gauge on size 4 addis (22 sts x30 rows is the gauge.) The fabric reminds me of Kid Classic but I like the variegated nature of this yarn and it feels soft to work with. I like the Sorrel pattern in Rowan Magazine 40 (finally received it the day before yesterday!) which uses this yarn and it's on "my list" of future projects.

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Here's the new Romance yarn - got gauge on size 10 bamboos. This one I'm not totally sure about - I like the color I picked out but the fabric is pretty bulky. It looks nice when knitted up but I'm not sure if it would be too scratchy to wear without anything under it.

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I also bought Little Big Wool but haven't swatched that one yet. It seems like it is supposed to be a replacement for Polar, but it isn't as soft. We'll see how it knits up.

On Rowan Mag 40, I was surprised at how heavily they featured a (somewhat) older but one of my favorite yarns, Kid Classic. There's a great pattern called Aelf that I really like.

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Cute huh?

2 Comments:

Blogger lorinda said...

Yarny goodness! Yum. I especially love the Tapestry--beautiful colorway.

8/24/2006 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Heide said...

What lovely yarn colors. In response to your question regarding working with the Elann, Highland Silk. It feels a lot like knitting with standard worsted weight wool, such as Cascade 220. I am extremely pleased with Elann.com. This was my first order with them. Their prices were reasonable and they shipped quickly. Until a yarn has been washed and worn several times it's really hard to give a full two-thumbs up though.

8/26/2006 01:52:00 PM  

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