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Samstag, 15. März 2014 17:32:03
Been swatching again!
I quite like this one and best of all is that the purple doesn't bleed. I plan to knit these 2 together! (But I hear that the dark blue and the red does bleed so be careful if you plan colourwork and swatch them up together first!)
Since weavers have started posting here, I thought, I'd join in ( you are recognized, Wayne! Lovely spring colours there)
I recently finished two scarves in black colourmart cashmere, the little red stripes are not from here, though. They are woven with very open and very close sett stripes, which maked for a very lightweight scarf!
I am a weaver livimg in Denmark, and heard your yarns recommended by other weavers
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!