Monday, September 14, 2015

All those symbols on yarn labels

So at knitting today we started wondering about symbols on labels.  So I found this 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ripping out, big time

My. Tabor Hawthorne. I love this yarn, but even within a dyelot you can get substantial variation.  This bit me on the butt when I used this yarn for Light Trails - I was literally 4 rows from finishing, loved the shape, but so stripy and wrong.  Didn't do justice to the yarn.  See?
Ripped it out. 
This time I'm using all four balls at once to avoid striping and birthmarks.  The pattern construction is simpler too - well, lots of short rows around the neck - so it's easier to manage change gong balls each row.