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Monday, May 24, 2010

Forest Featherweight

I've gotten the sleeve stitches on waste yarn so I'm working down on the body of my Forest Featherweight. This project is living in my handbag like a pair of socks in progress would and it's really a perfect project for working on out in the big, wide world. I had worried about taking a cardigan in public, but in laceweight yarn it's lightweight and small and it's not hard to work on at all. If I'm happy with how this one turns out, I might just knit another Featherweight Cardi or two - the design is pretty classic and I could tweak them each a bit so they aren't all the same. You can also see in this picture that while the fabric being knit isn't opaque, it's not as sheer and etherial as I was expecting from laceweight yarn on US 6 (4.0 mm) needles.

As I was working on it last week, I kept feeling like I had seen the yarn before (not just this laceweight which has been living in my stash for ages) and then it hit me - the yarn I used for Solace! (Clearly our model has come a long way since he rolled and bit the knitwear.) Sure enough, I pulled out my Solace and compared the yarns and they are identical - one is laceweight and the other is worsted and of course the Forest Heather Shadow (laceweight) is from KnitPicks and the Forest Glade Heather Peruvian Highland Wool (worsted) is from Elann, but clearly they are using the same mill to produce at least some of their yarns. I was surprised, but I guess it makes sense since there are fewer mills out there than yarn retailers.



Blogger Kim said...

Your model has always been adorable! My Golden pup thinks he can knit...I told him those big paws won't handle 5 DPNs...

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