The yarn I've chosen is Rowan's Bamboo Tape yarn and it introduced two new expriences to me at once. It's the first time I've knit with a bamboo yarn and also the first time I've knit with a tape yarn. I like the feel of the yarn, it's very soft and smooth and has a very nice sheen to it. A bit like silk, but not as dry by far. However, I really don't get what the thing is about tape yarns, I find it messy to knit with and sometimes even uncomfortable. The finished result is very nice though. It has a lovely texture and is very lustreous (is that a word?). On the downside; bamboo yarns obviously stretch quite a lot (I've heard this from other knitters as well), which made me rip out the first attempt and change my 5 mm needles to 4,5 mm instead. And the yarn I chose is very expensive. I'm sure not all bamboo yarns are this expensive, but I suppose Rowan isn't exactly famous for its inexpensive yarns, so it comes as no surprise, I suppose. The pattern I chose calls for nine balls of yarn (75 m/82 yds to a ball) and the balls were SEK 62 a piece (about EUR 6.50, GBP 4.50 and USD 9) so you do the math...
But anyway, I think the result will be fine, I hope I'll get a chance to wear this little top a lot this summer. The back is finished and I'm about to complete the front as well, which leaves the sleeves and the right front piece. I will not use ribbons to close the opening with, I'll try to find some nice buttons instead.
June 20, 2007 04:00 PM PDT
Oh, jättefin! jag gillar verkligen halsringningen med knäppningen. Du kommer kunna ha den till så mycket att priset per användning blir väldigt lite. Eller hur? ;)
|Gunilla T |
June 19, 2007 03:51 PM PDT
Think it looks great. I did recently spend 1071,- on a from Wincent for a "V-ringad kofta med knappar" model Buckland from the book Classic coast, Design Martin Storey. Yarn: Classic Natural Silk Aran, 464 Aero ā 63,-. I am quite happy with it thoght it is little too big - but very "cozy" and I love the colour and how it feels on my skin. I hope for many chilly summer nights. Good luch with your project!
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