Sunday, June 15, 2014

FO: Auburn Wave

Auburn wave is all blocked! I grabbed a couple of quick selfies while I was out back with the boys this afternoon.
This was a really easy pattern - great TV knitting. And it's one of those patterns that proves that knitting doesn't have to be complicated to be lovely.
I used about two and a half balls of Crystal Palace Mini Mochi. The colourway is Ice Wine. I have a love hate relationship with Mini Mochi. I love the colour combos and the long colour runs. But the spinning isn't the best  - the yarns has a tendency to drift apart easily. I didn't find any in these balls, but previous ones I've had were full of knots, throwing off the colour sequence. It's a nice yarn for shawls - very soft - but I wouldn't want to use it for anything that gets more wear. Even though it has nylon in it, it just doesn't seem that strong. Not to mention, singly plys that aren't tightly spun pill easily.
It worked out well for this project. And to answer a question from a few posts ago - yep - this is the shape the ends up in - no manipulation necessary. I didn't even really need to block it, but it opened up the lace a little more.

6 comments:

kathy b said...

thanks for the mochi warning. I would go nuts with yarn in that shape to work with

Araignee said...

Very pretty! I love a nice simple wrap for everyday wear. I'm always looking for something to snuggle into when I want to take a nap.

Rachelle said...

Unfortunately a lot of the long colour change yarns suffer from the same issues. I love them too and tend to take the chance.

Dee said...

The shawl turned out lovely. I'm sorry to hear that Mini Mochi wasn't a nice yarn. I have a bit of it in my stash that I was planning for socks. Maybe I had better rethink that plan.

Nancy Kay said...

A lovely finish!! Those colors look good on you...and they display very nicely against the wood fence. What a great way to show it off!

Chrisknits said...

Thanks for the answer. I haven't done that one, so wasn't sure how you could get the curve in it.