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Yarn doodling again


Twice a year, before the 2 TNNA needlework trade shows, members of AKD get to play with yarn and make swatches for the Great Wall of Yarn display. I request yarns that will show stitch patterns well, and here’s what came this time:

ShiBui Sock (wool) and Dale of Norway Piper (c0tt0n), which said lace to me, FibraNatura Sensational (wool – color is more cranberry) and Mondial Cotton Soft Speciale, both of which seemed better for texture, but I don’t think the printed flecks in the Speciale enhance the pattern – it might have been better in something even simpler!


Author: joyknits

Knitter, designer, tech editor, spinner sharing a home in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband (53 years and counting), 1 dog, 2 cats, and way too much stash!

4 thoughts on “Yarn doodling again

  1. How very cool! Lovely swatches, Joy.

  2. The first three look like wonderful yarns. The Mondial? Eh. Too busy and too pale for me.

  3. What fun. Playing with new yarns! Love the swatches. I can’t declare my love or hate for any of them without seeing them in person and feeling them. the stitch definition on the first three is quite lovely.

  4. Ooooh. I clearly need to look into a new line of work…

    Very pretty!

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