I am working on getting together a knit along, with different yarn options and different end-products all from the same pattern. My first post is below, just in case you are interested.
This time I gave the same pattern a try with a 100% cashmere, undyed and in fingering weight. Having knit several repeats with the cashmere I can say that this yarn pattern combination would make a gorgeous wedding shawl/stole – you know ‘…something new.’ If I had a friend getting married I would make one, really I would. Then she would have to wear it, really, she would! Before I forget, our cashmere bloomed like angora without the sneeze but with all the beauty and the softness.
The second try is a yarn that I expected to enjoy but I did not expect to like it this much. This DK weight yarn is composed of merino, alpaca and silk and it is not something we carry at the store. I received a skein as a sample so I thought I would play with it. First it was a hat, well…that went on for 2-4 inches and got frogged. Then it was wrist warmers, got frogged again. Through all this abuse the yarn held its bounce and ply and did not pill, pull or hit me over the head. Then I started a scarf with the same pattern and I love it. Absolutely love it. This yarn would be great for pretty much anything but works well for this scarf. Now let’s see if I can get some in for a ridiculously low price.
Get ready for the knit along…we are going to have video clips of most of the stitches so you can actually see us knitting.
Sending yarn filled best wishes to everyone who read this post from a snow bound Seattle.
Fulay (aka Sue)