Misty Garden in Fiesta La Boheme Starbust
Pattern Book: Scarf Style
Pattern: Misty Garden
The original pattern calls for Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Kid Mohair Infusion.
Yarn Brand: Fiesta
Yarn Name: La Boheme Starbust
Yarn Colorway: 2210 -Caribbean
Yarn Content: 2-strand yarn (A. 64% Brushed Kid Mohair, 28% Wool, 8% Nylon) (B. 100% Rayon)
Amount of yarn used: 2 balls (1 ball = 165 yards)
Yarn Cost: $32/hank
Yarn Source: Nancy's Knits, Houston, TX
Needle: Size 9 US 24" (INOX)
Dimensions: 7 inches wide and 75 inches long (after blocking)
This yarn is just so pretty that I find it hard to bitch about it. But it does act strangely though. This is a 2 stranded yarn, each with different stretch. One strand is 100% rayon and the other strand is some mohair blend. As you knit, the mohair yarn starts to stretch and it gets longer and longer until it's noticeably longer than the rayon strand.
So what? Shouldn't effect the knitting. True, but if you're picky like me, different story. The strands were dyed together and as one yarn becomes longer than the other, your color sections start to shift and colors don't match up.
I tried to ignore it at first and it still gave a nice effect. Then I could stand it anymore and started to match the colors up every so often. I would just fold the "extra length" and hold it with the yarn and knit with it. I know, that last sentence didn't really make sense, but I don't know how to explain it in words. If someone really reads this and really wants to know what I did, feel free to e-mail me.
Labels: Misty Garden