Tuesday, 2 June 2009

First lace yarn

Originally uploaded by cob_web

So I bought some lace yarn from ColourMart (yesterday as it happens, super service!) and look how perfectly it matches the dress the shawl is for!

I'm now trying to wind it from the cone onto my swift as the yarn is oiled. You can knit with it and THEN wash obviously, but I thought it would be easier to wash it first. I might be wrong...

I'm very very very bored.


Kate said...

Ooh, what sort of yarn is it? The colour match is perfect. :-)

FWIW, I've always used yarn from Colourmart straight from the cone and then washed the finished item. Mainly cos I'm too impatient to wait for it to dry before I get started!

cobweb said...

Kate, it is the Cashmere 2/28NM yarn.

I did wash the swatch I did (someone kindly sent me a bit in a different colourway) after knitting and it was fine, but most of the comments on the website advised doing it first.

Wish I'd ignored them though!

Aberdonian said...

Is it some kind of peacock colour? I have a cone that's waiting for the perfect pattern. I have several contenders.

cobweb said...

Aber - its called Mariner and its a mid-blue. I think of peacock as having a green tinge.

I'm going to do Hanami http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hanami-stole