Oct. 19th, 2015

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This is crossposted from Curiousity.ca, my personal maker blog. If you want to link to this post, please use the original link since the formatting there is usually better.

Apparently purple and fuzzy was the theme for July:


Yarn of the Month Club, July 2015


The pattern: Breezy Shawl


This is a cute little shawl with some little criss-cross cable going across the back in an otherwise mesh-like fabric, all see through. I might make it, but probably not with the recommended yarn.


Mongolian Cashmere


Yarn of the Month Club, July 2015



Mongolian Cashmere

“So soft and silky and lux”

6 sts/inch on US 1

100% Cashmere

400 yds color: Iris


This was my first time knitting 100% cashmere and wow. So Very Soft. This is silky soft with a little haze of fuzz and it’s a treat to work with. I’m starting to see why my friend M was so obsessed with finding 100% cashmere on the yarn crawl instead of a blend, now. At $45/2 oz, it’s pricey for a sweater, but oh, what a sweater it would make.


Yarn of the Month Club, July 2015


I’m not as big a fan of the swatch pattern on this one: it’s chunky and seems like a waste for this luxurious yarn. Plus, I had a lot leftover as you can see, so it’s really tempting to frog (unravel) it and try something that will showcase it better. I just haven’t figured out what that might be yet!


Jaggerspun Heather 2/8


Yarn of the Month Club, July 2015



Jaggerspun Heather 2/8

“Strong with an aura of fluff”

7sts/inch on US 2

100% wool

280 yds Color: Columbine


This feels nice in the ball, but I don’t like the scratchiness of it in the swatch. It’s super fluffy as promised, and probably pretty warm, though, and there’s lots of colours in the heather which makes it pretty neat up close.


Yarn of the Month Club, July 2015


This might be nicer in a stockinette or cable pattern, but with so many yarns in the world to choose from “a little scratchy” is enough reason for me not to revisit this one. Still, it was good to try it out and pleasant to work with.


Conclusion


The amazing cashmere yarn is enough to make this YOTM sample selection for me, and the other yarn isn’t bad it’s just hard for it to shine in comparison. I do wish this month’s mailing had come with better swatch suggestions, though!

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