Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday - Yarn Tastings

This months yarn tasting is ribbon yarns. At the end of the month, I will be putting up a drag report. All the swatches are hanging on my bulletin board in the studio to determine if they will grow from the gravity.

Tiziana by GGH Yarns
Tiziana by GGH yarns
4.25 sts/inch on US 7s
75% rayon, 15% silk, 10% nylon
132 yards. color: 006

This ribbon yarn was pleasant to touch. I loved the texture created, but it is not a yarn to sit back and zone out with while knitting. The looseness of the ribbon weave causes the needles to poke through and pick up the stitch in the wrong place. I definitely think this will jazz up a plain stockinette pattern by adding texture. All the patterns, I have seen have been lace. These are the patterns GGH decided would best display the yarn. I would like to say that was a poor use of a lovely lofty yarn. Part of me feels that this could be a great lightweight yarn for worsted weight garments. I might even go up to a US 8 needle since the 7 gave me about .5 stitch more per inch. This is something I could see designing with. I just am not sure if it will survive the season with such poor pattern choices.