Thursday, August 16, 2007

Worsted Wonder

I had almost forgotten how quickly worsted weight yarn knits up. Check this out:

This is the result of maybe two hours of work. And, um, this is the result of maybe two more hours...

The yarn is Malabrigo (squishy, single ply, hand-dyed merino--unbelievably soft!) in Velvet Grapes. I ordered mine from WEBS, which seems to be the least expensive North American source. I love this yarn. I've had it in the stash for over a year, because I just couldn't bring myself to knit it, and, you know, use it up. I finally bit the bullet, as I was unable to find any excuse not to use it for this lovely, stockinette sweater coat that will show off its variegation so perfectly.

The last six or so sweaters I've done have all been DK weight. And then there's Icarus. So working at 4.5 stitches to the inch feels like super bulky to me, and I'm really, really enjoying the change.

As for the spinning, I'm bringing out the big guns.

7 comments:

sophanne said...

Yes- I haven't finished the malabrigo moebius because I don't want to be done with the yarn. That vino jacket is going to be gorgeous and since you have a frame like the mannequine modeling it, I can already picture it on you.

MelissaKnits said...

oh malabrigo. luscious, delightful malabrigo. Mmmm,mmmm,mmmmm.....

uberstrickenfrau said...

Nice yarn, and aren't you the knitting get it done gal!!! You put me to shame, here I am feeling all proud that I got one sock done in a month and a half . :0O
Hey, thanks for the kind words of encouragement on my blog! Mucho Gracias!!

Kristin said...

Do you think I could come and stay with you for awhile and do some knitting? I am casting on 234 stiches and it is taking days...
The malabrigo is lovely, can't wait to see it finished!!

janet said...

I love the color. Can you squeeeze it a short knitting lesson? I don't understand the directions for knitting the v-neckline of my vest.
P.S.
Jack ate one of my bamboo knitting needles. Do any patterns call for three needles?

Lydee said...

That yarn is gorgeous! I wondered how the spinning was going. Good luck!

Kim said...

Woowee, you're fast! The sweater is going to rock. I heart Malabrigo. It's like buttah. I bought Teach Yourself Visually at MDSW and it's a very helpful book.