Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Help me pick my yarn


Ok, sexy ladies, I will be knitting Somewhat Cowl. I have been spending my new yarn budget lately on things like needles, and a ball winder, so I will be using some of my recycled yarn to make this. I have 2 yarns to chose from. I would like your opinion on which you would use. I did a gauge swatch and got the required 24 stitches/ 4 inches on size 3 needles with both of them. Both sets of yarn, ironically, were also rescued from turtle neck type sweaters from the Salvation Army for $1 each. They are both slightly fuzzy because of the little bit of Angora content, and I like the weight of the fabric for both at the suggested gauge.

Choice # 1 is a 3 ply yarn with 1 strand each of dark blue, light blue, and white. It is 70% lambswool, 20% Angora, and 10% Nylon. My concern with this yarn is that wool will be too warm for a spring type sweater.

Choice # 2 is 31% Nylon, 28% Rayon, 23% Cotton, 10% Angora, 8% lambswool. The color is a medium charcoal, and is darker than it appears in the picture.

What do you think ladies? Currently I think I might be leaning more towards #2 simply because of it's lesser wool content.

10 comments:

Megan said...

I personally like choice #2. But that's because I looooove gray and I prefer the Somewhat Cowl in a solid color. =)

Tiger Feet said...

The Charcoal #2, for sure. Much nicer for this project!

michaele said...

i'm voting for #2 - I also think sc will be better in a solid.

Dharmafey said...

I also vote #2!! The fiber seems a much better choice.

TheSteph said...

Number 2!
Number 2!

Dr. Spaulding said...

I was just thinking that I'd like to do this sweater again in a charcoal. Go for it!

KeanaLee said...

I like the dark blue in choice #1 but I think the wool will be too warm I say go for #2.

Dawn said...

wel, the overwhelming response is #2, so Charcoal it is! :D

Jan said...

Maybe I am the oddball, because I like choice #1. I guess it all depends on what Spring is like where you live.

KnitnZu said...

I like bright color in #1. We basically have no spring so wool is fine for us! But I'd think in most of the US, the fiber in #2 would be nicer.