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Miralda's Triangular Shawl
Montag, 17. Februar 2014 16:33:03
I finally finished a project made with yarn from ColourMart and it turned out quite well, even if I say so myself. I gave it to my stepdaughter for her birthday this past November.
I purchased 150 g cone of dark red 3/5 nm Cashmere and Silk yarn in October of 2012. I used about half that yarn. I forgot to weight the shawl before I mail4ed it to Elizabeth and she is getting ready to move, so I can't ask her to weight it for me right now. I will try to get the weight later and post it here, to give you a better idea of how much I actually used.
The pattern is in the book called: Knitted Lace of Estonia: Techniques, Patterns, and Traditions by Nancy Bush. The pattern is called "Miralda's Triangular Shawl". You will find it on page 103 of that book. The pattern calls for Fingering (# 1 Super Fine) yarn and the sample shawl shown in the book was made with Roving 100% Polworth 2-Ply Fingering Weight (100% Polworth wool; 820 yds. [750m]/150g); natural sheep's gray (taupe), 1 skein, using 1 size US 6 (4mm) circular needle, 32" (80cm) or longer. I tend to knit quite loose so I had to go down to a size US 2 needle to match the gauge: 10 Stitches X 16 Rows = 2" (5 cm) in stockinette stitch before blocking. I washed and blocked my gauge swatches as instructed by the author of the pattern. The pattern also give gauge for 2 of the charts but I did not swatch the lace patterns.
I am uploading a picture of Elizabeth wearing the shawl with the dress she had in mind when she asked for a shawl. I am not sure if I can upload more than one picture per post. At first glance it doesn't look like that is possible. So if you want a close up of the shawl let me know and I'll either email it to you or post it to this forum.
sweater from cash/merino 2/14.5 marrone
Dienstag, 11. Februar 2014 15:54:28
Hand knitted with 2 strands of cash/merino 2/14.5 marrone. takes 450 grams with enough left over to make socks!
actual size around chest - 110cm. The yarn is soft and warm to wear and keeps the definition of the pattern stitch. Washes very well and keeps its shape even in a machine wool wash setting. My son loves it.
posted on behalf of jackier
Freitag, 07. Februar 2014 14:55:04
Here's the 28/2 as weft. Jaggerspun Zephyr "Vanilla" warp. A *very* fine combination!
Wayne P Nicholson
Weaving with Colourmart yarn
Freitag, 07. Februar 2014 14:53:13
I thought there might be a weaver out there who'd be interested in seeing Colourmart yarn woven rather than knitted or crochet'd. I finished one scarf in Baby Pink 36/3 Laceweight Cashmere as weft, with Jaggerspun Zephyr warp. The recipient, my sister-in-law, nearly swooned. I'm now using the same warp to weave scarf #2 (different treadling) with 28/2 (color Sesa, Cashmere #20477) as weft - again, gorgeous. The pink required a doubled weft - it was too light in weight and color for the draft to show - but I'm using the "tan" as singles. Love this stuff!
Wayne P Nicholson
Mohair/Wool/Nylon 1/3NM DK (Kidfur)
Mittwoch, 05. Februar 2014 14:35:42
I got a sample of this to swatch up. ( I didn't want to commit to a Kone until I found out what it was like!) Wow... Super nice and really soft! (And I have a Kone heading my way
My swatch notes and other details are on the link below. (The nicest boucle to knit up, ever!)
I have just made this lovely cardigan with 3/13NM Cashmere in Baltic Blue it took 465g in total.
Full details can be found on Ravelry my user name is LisaJS.
Gorgeous yarn !!!!!
8/44nm Cashmere 4ply
Mittwoch, 22. Januar 2014 15:35:02
Swatched this one as well! There are some bias issues with this yarn but it's worth the effort to find a pattern that works for it!!
The yarn itself is gorgeous and silky! I knit up a cowl with it, Navajo Plied, and it's beautiful and has a ton of drape! Seriously, you'd think it had a good portion of silk in it but nope, just cashmere
Another design of mine done in Bright Yellow Piuma. (Sorry about the picture but I couldn't for the life of me capture the colour!??) I've also written the pattern for a more DK to worsted weight as well so almost any weight yarn, light aran to DK will work for this.
The photo shows 2 swatches. The top one is prewashed yarn knit up and washed again and the second, lower swatch, is knit straight off the cone. I might take the time to prewash this one as it's much nicer to knit with and fewer issues with skewed stitches. All in all, it's a lovely yarn
ETA: I just machine washed these 2 swatches, just to see how the swatches would hold up to that abuse, with a load of jackets and hoodies and they came out SOOOOO SOFT! Piuma soft!
New Shawl made with ColourMart Merino Silk DK Yarn
Freitag, 06. Dezember 2013 15:16:20
I am truly pleased with the softness, shininess and colour. It is gorgeous!
Thank you for offering such great yarn!