Monday, March 9, 2015

Another episide of rediscovered yarn

In another edition of Yarn I Almost Forgot, I finally got some very special sock yarn out of the stash.

This incredibly beautiful stuff is a bison blend which I bought a long time ago... I don't know, five or six years back, maybe?  when I either didn't knit socks at all, or hadn't knit them for long, and didn't feel confident about them.

(actually, I still don't feel super confident about them.  when I knit a pair of socks for somebody else in the fall I tried them on and realized I've been making mine about half an inch too short.)

Well, with a move imminent and new yarn purchases at close to a standstill, I decided I am ready to knit with the very expensive bison/merino blend and I went digging for them.

And wouldn't you know, they aren't quite what I remembered?

They're laceweight.  And not just 'laceweight' that is really 'fingering or close enough', but actual laceweight.  I tested.

I don't knit with laceweight.  I just can't go that small, so I am going to have to do something else with this yarn, which will have to involve it being held double, which I think rules out socks because there won't be enough yardage.

What do you think?  Weaving?  Cowl?  Another hat?

Or maybe another year or two in the stash, on the off chance I get around to trying a Haapsalu Shawl?


Leslie said...

You could weave with would be beautiful!

Mary Keenan said...

ohh, good idea!

Laurinda said...

I vote for something to go around your neck. Weaving something for yourself is inspired! The one I keep eyeing is Viajante, because it's a really versatile piece, with no purling, & is knit on size 4 (3.5 mm)

Mary Keenan said...

Wow, people have made some gorgeous versions of that shawl - thank you so much for the tip!