farmhouse yarns summer spun, charcoal
so remember my whole “I’m not buying yarn, need to clean out my stash blah blah blah”? I’ve been pretty good about it, just knitting from my stash and not randomly bringing yarn home….until now. I have to come clean. it started out innocently enough, going to the yarn store to simply pick up ONE thing I needed for a project (which I’ll blog about later). while I waited, I noticed their 50% off yarn corner. a corner people! can you blame me? I did hold myself back though since a lot of the yarn was novelty-like except for the yarn above. something about the contrast between the two different plies drew me to it. the yarn is a third silk, cotton, and lambswool and each four ounce hank has 350 yards. they only had two hanks in the charcoal left, so this is where you come in.
I have no idea what to knit with this! do you have any ideas? a shawl maybe? is there some top I can knit with just 700 yards? there’s no gauge information on the yarn label, but this site states a gauge of 5spi with 4mm needles. so can you help me out? I figure I’ll combine this with my third blogiversary, which was yesterday, and make it a little contest. think of it as a “Thank You!!” for helping me find a pattern and for keeping me blogging for this long! the prize?
560 yards of handdyed bamboo, as seen in veronique’s joie de vivre
from sensual knits. it’s not enough for the cardi, but probably enough for a stole or shawl. just leave a comment with a pattern suggestion and whoever inspires me gets the yarn. if I love more than one idea I’m sure I can come up with some more yarny presents!
eta: I’ll post the winner on Friday the 18th.