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Sweater! - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Sweater!
Look! A sweater (for mjperson)! I got this yarn on my last yarn crawl in San Francisco, after spending a ridiculous amount of time in Artfibers, and it came in wound cones of exactly as much yardage as I asked for. Neat! I ended up getting two different lighter weight yarns, one yak and one alpaca, and combining them together. Both fibers are very warm for their weight compared to wool, so I think it will be a pretty warm sweater. It might be a little droopier than wool, which is very resilient, but I made it non-baggy, so that would help. The feel of the fabric is different than wool - silky (in a way that a small fluffy animal might be silky, not the way silk is silky - silk yarn actually has a... crunchy, squeaky feel, and this doesn't), and pettable.

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chanaleh From: chanaleh Date: April 26th, 2012 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG, beautiful. If I saw that in a store I would be compelled to buy it. :-D
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: April 26th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds very pettable indeed. Mmmmm, alpaca ...
merastra From: merastra Date: April 26th, 2012 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sweater sounds really nice! I like the description of silk yarn vs silky-fluffy-animal silky yarn. :-)
astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: April 26th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, yak yarn! I've been looking for a place to get it that isn't ridiculously expensive. I like your idea of combining yarns, too. Any words of advice before I go place an order?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: April 26th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Combining two yarns does not make it less expensive, but I think the yaqui at artfibers is pretty (comparatively) reasonable. :) I also really liked the feel of the combination of the two (yaqui / quipu, for All The Qs Ever), but I'd want a report back from Mike on how it wears before being totally sure about it. :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: April 27th, 2012 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, now that I think of it - I have some left over of each of them (I'm not sure how much, maybe 100 yards?). Do you want me to send you them to test out?
astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: April 27th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh! really?? I'd love that!!
I'll email you my snail mail address.
mathhobbit From: mathhobbit Date: April 26th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now I want to pet mjperson.
ladymondegreen From: ladymondegreen Date: April 27th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's lovely. I especially like how the collar flows into the initial row of the central pattern.
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