Friday, July 15, 2011

What I'm doing now

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I'm weaving in the ends on the Flower Power Throw.
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Some progress made, but . . .
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. . . lots left to do. 
At the same time,
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I'm swatching the yarn I bought for a Whispy Cardigan.   It's lace-weight Louet variegated linen.  It used to be called Milan.  It's now sold as a weaving yarn.   The color I'm using is called granite.  The pattern calls for Malabrigo Lace, a nice soft wool.  Instead I'm using wiry linen.  Even though it's quite fine, it's hard to get this stiff yarn to knit down to the right gauge.  But, what I want is a neutral colored linen summer sweater.  I think, if I persist, this might be the one I want.

1 comment:

  1. Well, that's a whole lotta ends. . . :-) I love linen -- and think you've made a great choice for your summer cardigan. In my (somewhat limited) experience in knitting with linen -- you won't really be able to tell about the gauge until you wash the swatch a couple of times. Can't wait to see both projects finished!

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