Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WIP: Malabrigo Madness Fetching

It was a slow start, but I'm finally making progress on what will probably be my one and only Malabrigo March project.

This is Fetching in Malabrigo Worsted. The Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry is having all sorts of Malabrigo events. It makes me wonder if marketing people from Malabrigo are running the group. If so, I'm not complaining. In fact, if I had more time, I'd knit more Malabrigo in March.

I was inspired to knit Fetching in Malabrigo after seeing Spinal Cat's Fetching. She got two pairs from one skein. I'm not sure if I'll go for two, or see if I can squeeze another small project out of the rest.

I had a revelation while talking to Titian Knitter at knitting group tonight. This yarn is a lot like the yarn I started spinning yesterday. Duh, they're both Merino. Titian Knitter said Merino tends to be more difficult to spin, but now I'm not worried after looking closely at the Malabrigo. It's not very twisted, but it holds together just fine. I feel like I know what's going on now. And keep in mind, most commercial yarns are made with many tiny plies, but Malabrigo is one fat single.

And I'm loving the dramatic variations in this semi-solid.

1 comment:

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