Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Here we go ... the first tiny hint of what new and exciting thing I'm up to ...

This is probably going to spark some controversy BUT


so... what yarns are?

Well you want something which is:
  • fine
  • elastic
  • not too fluffy but with some halo
  • fairly solid in colour
  • not too soft so it pills while knitting

Something fine is more than 800m/100g. Something elastic is most natural protein containing fibers including wool,mohair, silk, cashmere, qiviet. Non-elastic fibers include cotton, synthetics such as nylon, acrylic etc and semi-elastic ones include alpaca and wool/synthetic blends which are generally best avoided. However these can be used for a specific purpose such as cotton for knitted tablecloths and with very careful swatching.

A good place to see how some different lace yarns behave is here

Lace yarns I'm particularly fond of include:

Jamieson and Smith 2 ply

Jamieson and Smith Shetland Supreme 2 ply

Jaggerspun Zephyr

Margaret Stove Artisan lace (undyed)

Rowan Kid Silk Haze (but this is a pain to frog)

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