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kingfisher washed/unwashed pics
Jeudi 01 Février 2007 13:58:15
The yarn on top is washed, the yarn below is unwashed. You can see the difference in the size and look of the yarn. This yarn will be used to make the Shetland Garden Faroese Shawl by Sivia Harding. Thank you Richard
These pine tree branch socks were made with 2 strands of the Hinchcliffe 4 ply cashmere on size 0 double pointed needles with a gauge of 9 stitches per inch. I added elastic thread along the back of the 1 x1 ribbing and reinforced short row heel and toe with woolly nylon. Total weight of yarn used is 1.6 oz. These are extra soft and thin, a good dress sock for trousers. If they weren't flattened on the scanner, you could see when stretched open the panel between the yarn overs looks like interlocking pine branches.
These creeping vines socks are made from 4 strands of cashmere/cotton. I used size 2 double pointed needles and my gauge was 8 stitches per inch. Total weight of yarn used for these socks is 2.4 oz. Unfortunately, being flattened on the scanner you can't really see the lovely vine pattern opened up on the leg of this sock when worn. I added elastic thread along the back of the 1 x 1 ribbing.
These bazaar socks were a blast to knit! I used size 2 double pointed needles and since the yarn carried for color work is woven in the back of each stitch, (i.e. there are no floats) it makes these socks double thickness of regular fingering weight - thus twice as warm! These use a combination of yarns I've been accumulating from ColourMart. Most are 3 strands of lace weight, some are two strands of 4 ply, and a couple are a single strand of fingering. My gauge works out to 10 stitches to the inch. I reinforced heel and toe with woolly nylon and knitting stripes shows off this short row heel and toe at its best. Total weight of yarn used for these socks is 2.6 oz. I won a blue ribbon (first place) at the Fryeburg Maine Fair this year for these socks.
These river rapids socks were made with 3 strands of lace weight cashmere/cotton from a remnant lot. I used size 1 needles with a gauge of 8 stitches per inch. Total weight of yarn used is 2 oz. I added elastic thread along the back of the 1 x 1 rib.
These love stamp socks were made with fingering weight cashmere on size 1 double pointed needles. On the color work sections I used either 2 strands of 4 ply or 3 strands of lace weight to get the colors I wanted. My gauge is 8 stitches per inch and short row heel and toe are reinforced with woolly nylon. I've made several pair of these socks are gifts and they are much loved. I'm told they get fluffier with each machine wash and tumble dry.
These maple leaf socks were made with fingering weight cashmere on size 1 double pointed needles. The gauge is 8 stitches per inch. Short row heel and toe is reinforced with woolly nylon. The different color maple leafs consist of 2 strands of 4 ply, 3 strands of lace weight or single strand of fingering weight, depending on the colors I had on hand. Total weight of yarn used for these socks is 2.4 oz. They all blend in beautifully.
These bunny socks were knit with dk weight cashmere on size 2 and 4 double pointed needles. I use the size 2 on the plain stockinette and rib sections, size 4 on the color work sections and the braids. I used a short row heel and toe. My gauge is 6 stitches per inch. Total weight of yarn used for these socks is 2.8 oz. This makes a very thick and warm sock which gets fluffier with each wash and tumble dry.
These Baudelaire socks were knit with 3 strands of 1/14 cashmere and 1 strand of woolly nylon throughout the whole sock. I used size 1 double pointed needles with a gauge of 8 stitches per inch. Total weight of yarn used for these socks is 2.4 oz. The woolly nylon has worked wonders to keep the shape and stitch definition of the sock.
These watermelon socks were knit with 3 strands of cashmere/merino for the watermelon, black seeds and pale green rind sections. The dark green and white rind sections are 3 strands of 100% cashmere. I used size 1 rosewood double pointed needles with a gauge of 8 stitches per inch. The 2 x 2 rib used size 0 double pointed needles. I reinforced the short row heel and toe with watermelon color woolly nylon. I used a total weight of 1.8 oz of yarn for these socks. I'd say they are a child's large as she wears a size 2 shoe. My granddaughter loves these warm and cheerful socks. They have been washed and dried numerous times now and continue to be her favorite socks!
I'm new to the board, and brand new to knitting. I am trying to gather information regarding knitting with the Bond Incredible Sweater Machine (old style). Do any of you currently knit with this machine, or machine knit at all?
I just purchased this machine and was wondering what type of yarn you are supposed to use with it. The Bond company websites states "sport weight to chunky" but I'm not exactly sure how these terms coincide with Colourmart yarns.
I want to knit with the laceweight (or slightly thicker) on this machine but I'm afraid it won't take.
Also, does anyone currently do intarsia work on this machine?
Sorry so many questions, but any help would be appreciated!
This sweater is such a pretty colour. After knitting and sewing it together I washed by hand in very hot water and fairy liquid several times to remove the oil. I then spun it for a couple of minutes before putting it in the dryer on hot for about 30mins. It is so soft to touch. It is a size12 and weighs 320 grams.
Comparison of 4/14NM high twist and regular cashmere
Mardi 30 Janvier 2007 08:00:13
The Irish Hiking Scarf (at top of picture) was knit with 3 strands held together of 2/14NM cashmere using US7/4.5mm needles. The swatch (bottom of picture) was knit from the 4/14NM high twist singles using the same size needles. There's definitely a difference in how well the cables stand out using the 4/14 yarn. Eventhough it may be made of high twist singles, it's still very soft and unmistakenably cashmere.
The cable swatch in grey is knit from 4/14NM cashmere; 4 strands of 1/14 NM high twist weaving cashmere plied and steam set by Richard. Knit with US7/4.5mm (Addi natura), 22st/18rows, the unwashed swatch measured 9cm/8.5cm. After giving it a not-so-gentle washing in Dawn and putting it in the dryer on medium it measured 10cm/7.5cm (4.5st//8rws to the inch). It's actually very soft, and didn't need much blocking. For comparison, I've included a picture of the swatch beside a scarf knit from Richard's cashmere that wasn't from high twist singles. Used the same size needles and pattern.
I knit this scarf using fingering weight (6/28) 100% cashmere yarn. US4 needles were used and the knit pattern is a faux cable pattern. I hanked out and prewashed the yarn before using. I'll second others' comments and say that it's much more pleasant knitting with prewashed yarn. Unfortunately, I don't own a scale, but I guestimate I used approximately 1/3 of a cone. This was such a lovely yarn that I purchased more to make myself a cardigan.
Edited to add that I weighed the scarf at a tea shop I frequent and the weight was 62 grams.