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Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Yarn

Sprout (not shown here) is finished. It's been so cold I've been wearing wool and haven't had the incentive to wash and block Sprout for pictures. Maybe this evening.

Having Sprout finished opened up the knitting queue for another project, so I ordered the yarn to knit Vines and Leaves (above) from the May issue of Creative Knitting

Yes, it's more Knitpicks Cotlin.

This color is called Planetarium. It could easily have been called Navy.

I'm in a Cotlin rut. Why change yarns when I like the way Cotlin knits up, wears with little stretching, no pilling, machine washes and dries with no shrinkage, and feels good next to my skin?

Knitpicks labels Cotlin as a DK weight yarn. I've knit my previous two Cotlin sweaters at a sport weight gauge of 6 stitches/inch resulting in the positive yarn attributes listed in the previous paragraph.

Vines and Leaves will be the first time I've knit Cotlin at DK gauge of 5.5 stitches/inch. It will be interesting to see if I still love it at DK gauge.

Who pays postage at Knitpicks when you can order more stuff and get free shipping? Not me.

It's been several years since I tried their sock yarn and I wasn't impressed with it at that time. These colors combos caught my eye, so I decided to give it another try.

Felici Positively Pink on the left, Felici Rainbow on the right.


Dorothy said...

Believe it or not, I just ordered Cotlin in the same color! Just two skeins, though. It seems Isobel will not wear her new shrug because it's brown, but she promised she would wear a blue one. We'll see. I do like the yarn, though. Maybe time to think about making something for me.

Judy S. said...

I love both of those patterns and will be interested in what you think of the new sock yarn.

Mrs. Susan Wike said...

I like my Felici socks. They are so soft and are holding up well. The only problem I have with them are entirely my own fault! Too short, short row heels (my first), too loose...but the yarn is still very luscious. Can't wait to see your results this time!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You finished knitting your "Sprout" very fast and I can't wait to see it. I haven't tried "Felici" but "Stroll" seems to be a good sock yarn.

janet said...

I like the color you've chosen for the vines and leaves sweater, it'll be great.
It's so easy to get carried away ordering from knitpicks...:)

Kathy said...

I too was disappointed in their sock yarn years ago. WOuld love to hear what you think of it now. Hope it has changed for the better as their prices are so wonderful