2 weeks ago
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The Holiday Swatch
I looked at some cashmere yarns, and its just not in my budget. I'm now looking at some blends. Mostly I need the yarn to be relatively smooth so it highlights the cables nicely. Most of the yarns in my stash are cotton or variegated and wavy. Its amazing, I have so much yarn and yet not enough! dang!
I'm knitting another sample in some Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed, which is a 40% silk, 30% cotton, 20% fine merino, 10% viscose. Truly a blend. It's soft and her yarns are made for cables. Not sure yet if it'll match my gauge and still have the feel I want....
The swatches pictures here are a fine gauge cotton, so they are pretty small.
Also, people have inquired as to a pattern. I am writing a pattern for this, another reason I'm anxious to get thing rolling.