Friday, June 03, 2005
Help Me Choose a Yarn
I dived into my stash and found the following yarns I could use for the Kerry Blue Square Shawl (Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls by Martha Waterman). I like them all. So help me choose. I'll go with the one that gets the most votes.
This is the first lace shawl I'll be knitting. I've been warned not to use colors like black or beige in lace weight. It would be difficult to correct any mistakes. I'll need at least 1600 yards of yarn or roughly 16oz worth.
A. fingering weight marled burgundy/gold alpaca wool yarn (1lb cone?)
B. fingering weight marled black/gray alpaca wool yarn (1lb cone?)
C. lace weight? purple 100% mohair (5 full skeins) Paired
with fingering weight wool yarn (I've got peach, pistachio and white)
D. lace weight recycled pale yellow cashmere sweater yarn.
(a size small cardi. Not sure how much yarn it yields, I have not unraveled it yet.)
E. fingering weight-mauve alpaca wool blend (10 skeins, 1600+ yards)
F. fingering weight-peach alpaca wool blend (10 skeins, 1600+ yards)
(This next one falls into the category of yarn not recommended for use. )
G. 500 yards - very dark brown lace 100% alpaca (too dark? too slippery?)
Paired with a 1 lb. cone of black/gray alpaca since I need a total of 1600 yards. (tempting...)
I plan to keep this project for myself and wear it with a black dress.
Thanks in advance for the input.