Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I do have several 10 grams skeins with pure cashmere 1 strand as well as cones of grey. I do "need" something soft for my neck ;D, so my 4th project for the 10 shawls in 2010 will be a project wherein I can make use of the cashmere.

Back to the subject matter - one shall always read through the pattern to avoid surprises as one knit. I usually do that, but...... I was going to have an “easy” project after the Maplewind with noting going on on the purl side. I did like Miralda and started the project.

Some side tracking. I did have 2 skeins of the yellow-brown-greenish from the same update at Hedgehog . When taking a closer look, the color intensity was INDEED different. One was “glowing” and the other more “dull”. If I should make an one-color shawl, I either had to change every second row - which would make the one side of the shawl different from the other (and it would be stripy darker lighter because of the big difference) - or use another yarn or make another solution.

I’m so not satisfied with this that I’m not sure that I’ll buy anything from this dyer again. When one orders 2 skeins from the same update, my assumption is that they are so close that I can knit a project with the two skeins.


Back to the subject matter - one shall always read through the pattern to avoid surprises as one knit. I usually do that, but...... I was going to have an “easy” project after the Maplewind with noting going on on the purl side. I did like Miralda and started the project.

Some side tracking. I did have 2 skeins of the yellow-brown-greenish from the same update at Hedgehog . When taking a closer look, the color intensity was INDEED different. One was “glowing” and the other more “dull”. If I should make an one-color shawl, I either had to change every second row - which would make the one side of the shawl different from the other (and it would be stripy darker lighter because of the big difference) - or use another yarn or make another solution.

I’m so not satisfied with this that I’m not sure that I’ll buy anything from this dyer again. When one orders 2 skeins from the same update, my assumption is that they are so close that I can knit a project with the two skeins.

3 comments:

  1. Heisann no har eg sete å bladd nedover i bloggen din og so masse fint du lagar. Det sjalet i innlegget under er kjempe stort og fint. Eg kjem nok til å kikke inn til deg fleire gongar.

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  2. I know just what you are talking about.
    I made a pair of fair isle gloves and when I started the second glove I saw that the yarn color and texture was different. I bought all the yarn at the same time and checked all the numbers. I will never buy this yarn again.
    I must tell you that the shawl is amazing. I looked at it enlarged and the pattern and beads are beautiful.

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