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Tuesday, September 05, 2006
sweet

Quick and easy knitting projects are always very gratifying. I don't know how much I'll actually use this, but it's awfully sweet and was very fun to knit.

molly's headband
"Molly's Headband" from Interweave Knits

Pattern: "Molly's Headband" by Pam Allen, Interweave Knits Summer 2006, Sweet Somethings
Yarn: Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply by Rowan
Yarn Source: Wincent, Stockholm, Sweden
Needles: 4 dpns, 3.5 mm, plastic

And a detail
lacy
I like how the course look of the tweed yarn goes so well with this pattern.

I wonder, though, why the yarn is called "4-ply" since it's actually a 2-ply yarn? Does anyone know? It's quite nice to knit with, but not one of my favourites. Being a 100% wool yarn, it's surprisingly "dry". Perhaps it's not such a bad thing Rowan is discontinuing it, after all? It's very soft, though, and probably not at all itchy to wear directly on the skin. The label doesn't say "superwashed", but I wonder...

Thanks Katie, Emma and Mia for nice comments! Cicci: you can find the pattern HERE. It's on the third and last page.

Posted at 9/5/2006 11:37:53 am by katarinawiberg

Katie
September 10, 2006   10:09 AM PDT
 
I've noticed that a lot of British yarn that would probably be described as "Fingering weight" in the US (and you probably have your own name for it in Sweden?) is called "4ply" with the number of plies not having much to do with it. If I'm looking for sock yarn I'd look out for 4ply over here anyway. But no, it's not very helpful, is it?! I wonder if they have the same problem in Australia, doesn't DK equal "8ply" over there?
Pappa P
September 9, 2006   02:26 PM PDT
 
Fint! :)
terhi
September 6, 2006   10:57 AM PDT
 
It looks really cute on you, Katarina! I would love to make one too, but my hair is so short that it would look ridiculous I'm afraid. :-)
Sandra
September 5, 2006   11:45 PM PDT
 
Quick, satisfying and cool knitting! Really great!
 

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