Even more yarn!

I got my WEBS order today, minus the Silky Wool (it went out of stock… boo!)  I did get a skein of malabrigo in verdeazul

It’s very soft, and the color is really lovely.  It will make a nice scarf, but the “homespun” quality of the yarn will probably keep me from using it for larger garments.

I got the wool for Marc’s scarf (Araucania Nature wool in brick)

It’s slightly more orange than it looks here, but I think it will work.  If not, I also got gray and blue (lapis) nature wool.

 

I have roughly 750 yds of these two… what to make?   It’s a light worsted weight, and slightly scratchy right now.

I’ll tell you a secret… I prewash my wool yarns.  I like to see how soft they’re going to get.  It’s not really so hard if they’re already in hanks.  Just untwist, wash (with some hair conditioner), and hang to dry.  It makes such a difference in terms of softness when knitting, plus that way there are no size changes after the garment is done, and any color running is (hopefully) done.

I’m off to work on my multidirectional scarf until I have to go to work.  I think I can finish it tonight!

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2 thoughts on “Even more yarn!

  1. Nancy says:

    when you wash the hanks, you just leave them in hanks? And do you use detergent? Where does the hair conditioner comes in? Do you rinse it out?

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