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!
Please do check out my swatch page as this one does bias in st..st. but it's pretty enough to try to work around that with textured or lace stitches
I'll knit up a lace swatch and post pictures on my page... I'll probably update this st.st photo as well.
4/24nm noil silk 4ply (rich bottle)
Samstag, 28. September 2013 16:57:18
I got a sample of this noil silk because it looks so smooth in the photo's and, irl, it is smooth. (Quite contrary to other noils that I have tried.) It's very nice to knit and has no nubby texture to it.
The colour in my photo of my swatch is not true. It's a really rich deep green... no blue.
Carmen Perez Aguado
3/35 Silk/cotton ecru off white
Dienstag, 13. August 2013 19:00:57
http://ravel.me/maica/d2 In this page you can see some notes. This cardigan was made with a Colourmart silk cotton mix 3/35 and some Phildar viscosa/silk bougth more than twenty years ago and hide in my stash. I am very happy with this cardigan, ideal for some places with air conditioning but not too warm. The silk cotton yarn is perfect for my city
Carmen Perez Aguado
2/36 50/50 cashmere/silk
Dienstag, 13. August 2013 18:53:55
I made this pullover with 2/36 cashmere/silk doubled. I used only 84 grams of yarn with 3.25 needles and it is perfect for summer nigths. You can see more photos in my project page http://ravel.me/maica/k1
Tie-Back Tank in Cotton 2/18nm Heavy lace weight held double
Donnerstag, 08. August 2013 06:06:59
Light summer top with pretty allover lace on the back and plain front.
I held the yarn double, with 3.5mm needles. The pattern called for DK and 4mm, so this is lighter and I think this yarn is great for it, giving a soft texture to the plain side.
And Tart is such a cheery colour - I've never worn orange before in my life, but I really love this one!