Aqua-Star Stash

In which I show off my new yarn.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bernat Frenzy -- from the dollar store

I swapped some Fun Yarn, also from the dollar store, with Katie to get this.

Excuse the horrid crappy pic. :)

It's 37% nylon, 30% acrylic, 12% polyester, and - get this- 10.5% alpaca and 10.5% mohair. I do think the could have saved at least the alpaca for something else, at least something not otherwise full of acrylic, nylon, and polyester. Well, at least it makes it soft. Oh yeah, and 60 yards/50 grams and 3 sts/inch with size US10.5.


And the last of my twenty-five-dollar Knit Picks order. Seriously, if I end up getting two skeins of Louet Gems Quartz at the lys, it costs me more than all this. That's why I ♥ Knit Picks. Cheap prices, cheap shipping (like $3.50 for all of this!) and awesome yarns!

It's 41% Cotton, 39% Wool, 13% Nylon, and 7% Elastic, 253 yards/50 grams. The gauge should be around 7-8 sts=1" on US1-US3. Funny thing is, Cascade Fixation is 1.7% elastic, and it's stretchier. I guess it all has to do with the construction.

and the trio of dye-your-owns

For various reasons:

1. Natural Wool of the Andes (worsted weight): 100% Peruvian wool, 4.5-5 sts/inch with size US7-US8 needles, 220 yards/100 grams. This is for my friend Kylie to dye, in Green Day colors (she has yet to find a yarn in black, green and white, the colors on the cover of Warning).

2. Color Your Own (fingering weight): 100% Merino, 7-8 sts/inch on size US1-US3, and 440 yards/100 grams. This one is for a long overdue Team Rogue prize. Sorry Julie, for making you wait for a month and a half.

3. Paint Your Own (laceweight): 100% Merino, 880 yards/100 grams. This one is to be dyed in springy, daffodilly (?) colors for the Flower Basket Shawl.

They are all so soft. I ♥ Knit Picks.

Shine Worsted

1 skein Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Cream.

I got this to dye, but it's such a small skein and I have so much other stuff to dye, I'm just giving it to Anna, because she wants to dye it. It's 60% Pima Cotton and 40% Modal, as you can see, and 75 yards/50 grams. The gauge, however is slightly interesting: the label states it knits up at 4.5-5 sts/inch at size US6 to US9. So the gauge only varies half a stitch with a change of 3 needle sizes. ?

Sock Memories

More from Knit Picks.

1 skein KP Sock Memories in Grandma. I know I can get two ankle socks out of 220 yards, although I'm not sure how much leftover, so, as this is only 192 yards, it might be cutting it close. It's 100% Merino wool (and deliciously soft), and of course 192 yards like I already said. Assuming it knits up like Sock Garden, I'll have about 7.5 sts to 1 inch on size 2s, my favorite gauge for socks.

Sock Garden

This is from my latest KP order.

Knit Picks Sock Garden, colorways Daffodil (top) and Hydrangea (bottom).

100% Merino, 220 yards/50 grams. I like to knit it at 7.5 sts=1" on size 2 needles. Having small feet, I can get a pair of ankle socks out of each skein.