Kathy B. asked . . .
Did you knit the purple gansey shown? IT is a marvel.Thanks Kathy. It's one of the last things I knit for Children in Common before they stopped taking handknits. It's a Toddler size 4 knit with some left over project yarn.
Dorothy asked . . .
What are you going to do with that lovely rainbow yarn?
I've been tempted to buy some Zauberball several times because of the beautiful colors and color transitions, but I always talked myself out of it because it's single ply and I didn't think it would wear well for socks.
Now that I've won a skein (thank you Linda Jo) I can either give it a try for socks or knit a very colorful scarf or ???.
It does have a 25% nylon content and is machine washable, so maybe socks would be OK.
All that is the long way of saying I don't know what I'm going to knit with it. But, I'm having fun thinking about it. Any suggestions?
Susanne asked . . .
I know you have knit with several Knit Picks' yarns and I am wondering if you have knit with the "Wool of the Andes". My question is, do you or any of your readers know if it pills? I am thinking of using it to embark on a substantial garment, and certainly don't want any obvious pilling with such an undertaking!
I used Wool of the Andes for Autumn Song, details here. I've worn it occasionally for three winters now, and there has been no pilling. Stitch definition is good, knitting is pleasant, and after washing in baby shampoo I can wear it next to my somewhat sensitive skin with no irritation.
It was knit at a firm gauge, 5.5 stitches/inch, on #5US needles which helps to prevent pilling and promote stitch definition.
You didn't say what your project is or what gauge you want/need to knit. If you want to talk more about it let me know and be sure to leave your email in the comment or email me direct.