Friday, December 26, 2008

Flashing the Contest Stash

There was plenty of light today, and I came home early enough to take advantage.

Here it is the contest yarn!

First up: Arauncia Ranco Solid

weight: 100 grams
yardage: +/-375 yards
fiber content: 75% superwash wool, 25% polymide
gauge: 24 sts = 4"
needles: 3.25mm/US 3 (smaller for socks)

Next: Cascade 220
weight: 100 grams
yardage: 220 yards
fiber content: 100% wool
gauge: 20 sts = 4"
needles: 4.5 mm/US 7

And finally: Lang Mille Colori

weight: 50 grams
yardage: 92 meters
fiber content: 50% wool, 50% acrylic
gauge: 12-16 sts = 4"
needles: 6-7 mm/US 10

This yarn has very long repeats, so depending on what you do with it, it will behave very differently. For instance, in my Chevron Hat (rav link, pattern link), the colors changed about every row, giving a striped effect.

However, in Quant (rav link, knitty link), which is made using the entrelac technique, the repeats made nice, bold blocks of color.

I think it will look great in Veronik Avery's Short-Row Hat (rav link, pattern link), which I plan on knitting!


Anonymous said...

Oooohhhhhhhhhhh beautiful beautiful yarn!!!! I neeeeeeeeeeed it!!!!! :) samm (at ravelry)

Amanda D Allen said...

I love your quant! That yarn is perfect for entrelac. It looks fantastic.

Erin said...

Beautiful yarn. I'd love to be entered for the Mille Colori. I like the pictures and knitting content on the blog--keep it coming! :D sicilianbuttercup on Ravelry

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the quant.I would love to win the Lang Mille Colori.I would like to see a different background on your blog more color.There are links at the bottom of my knitting patterns on my blog for free templates for a blog.Otherwise your blog looks terrific:)Hugs Darcy

lunaticraft said...


I just found this blog through Lesser known skeins, and your work is amazing! =D

JuliaA said...

glad i clicked on your blog! i put the chevron hat in my queue. it looks like it's just my speed. :D

dragonxser said...

I love both your beautiful knitting and your gorgeous pictures of far away places! All the best of 2009 to you :)