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Monday, March 28, 2011

A Tale of Two Yarns.

I'm taking part in Knitting and Crochet Blog Week and the first post is on 2 very different yarns.  I'm to choose one I really like and one I don't like and capture what it is I do or don't like about them.

My first yarn is probably one commonly chosen to be a loved yarn; Wollmeise.  I'm lucky enough to have one skein of this in my stash in sock weight.
It is incredibly smoothly spun, 100% Merino superwash and the colour is beautiful.  I had been lusting after some of this for ages, and when the opportunity arose I had to get it.  

On the other end of the scale is something I bought sight unseen, Yarn Traders Nettle Yarn.
Same colour as the Wollmeise, but a huge difference in what you've got.  This is a single while the Wollmeise is multi-plied.  The singles are in many places overspun which makes this a very rough feeling yarn, not the sort of thing you want next to your skin; I'm really hoping that this will make good bags, cos if it doesn't I think it may end up on the compost heap.

Tomorrow I get to talk about what I've learned in the way of new skills over the last year.


Wanderingcatstudio said... Best Blogger Tips

Wollmeise is not my favourite yarn - but it's not a bad one. You get a lot of yardage and her colours are very intense. I understand why so many people love it.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

It does look rough, even in the picture. Eek!

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