Merino Equals Marvelous

Here are some of the first skeins of the plied merino yarn. Is it not gorgeous? When it came off the swift I had one of those “oooooooohhhhhhh” moments. A moment only equaled to . . . um . . . well, I’ll figure something out.

Five Skeins

Five Skeins

Cochineal, here I come! Anyway, I spun approximately fifteen ounces of sport-weight yarn just in case I needed extra. The pattern calls for twelve and a quarter ounces. Maybe I’m over-reacting, but the teal sweater, which I was hoping to be a long-sleeve mock turtle neck, is now looking like it might possibly be a short sleeve. More likely a cap sleeve—and if I want a pretty collar, it’ll probably be sleeveless. I’m learning that crochet takes up way more yarn than knitting. One more reason to switch, I guess. Eventually. Well, not switch, but add.

Partial Sweater

Partial Sweater

One Response to Merino Equals Marvelous
  1. outandin
    February 9, 2009 | 8:10 pm

    I read somewhere that crochet takes approximately 3 times as much yarn to create the same amount of fabric as knitting. You might like knitting more than you think!

    And the merino is fabulous! Can’t wait to see it dyed!

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