WIPs, wishes and knitting plans
As always, I have a ton of WIPs around the house waiting to be completed, or at the stage where I’m a) not sure I want to finish them or b) needed to finish another item first.
Vera Sweater WIP
I’m working on a few WIPs this week, the first being a test knit for Emma of Emma Sadler Designs. It’s her new Vera Sweater, knitted with 4ply/fingering weight sock yarn. Her sample knit used West Yorkshire Spinners 4ply for the main body in a light grey and she used oddments of sock yarns for the sleeves.
I’m using some Lanas Stop Bambini in Antique Pink for my main colour and some odd balls of Drops Fabel in 911 Picnic and 904 Lavender Dreams.
Campside KAL 2020 WIP
I cast on for the Campside Cardi, using some newly purchased Highland Heathers yarn from Stylecraft, in the colour Gorse. It’s a rich heather with greens, teal and yellow greens in the mix. Very pretty and 100g goes a long way. I bought two balls, I’ll probably need another three but will buy four, just in case. The yarn is DK weight acrylic and is very soft to touch. #campsidekal2020
In Stillness WIP
A few weeks ago, using a 50/50 blend of superwash merino and acrylic in a rich, chocolate brown, I cast on In Stillness by Alicia Plummer. I’m making the 41″ chest size and will add extra hip increases to suit my body shape. It’s knitted top down and I’m about an inch from separating the sleeves from the body. The yarn is buttery soft and so nice to knit with, it’s a joy.
I’m sorry, I haven’t taken a photo of this one as yet, but I promise I will soon and add it to this blog post.
Emma and I will be live on Facebook again on Sunday 9th August, assuming she’s not helping her brother in law to put up the new fence. Last Sunday rain stopped play and they only got the posts in.
See you soon, happy crafting and don’t forget to tag us in social media so we can see your projects @woollymadlydeeply or #woollymadlydeeply
4ply wool fingering weight, sock yarns
4ply wool fingering weight and sock yarns
In the UK we call fingering weight yarn 4ply, as typically it was a finer yarn spun from 4 plies of yarn, but many 4ply yarns are now spun from only one or two plies.
4ply yarn is great for socks, shawls, gloves and other accessories such as shawls, wraps and scarves. It is lightweight but depending on the wool content can also be lovely and warm.
It is wonderful for Fair Isle and colour work projects using 100% wool to give a lighter garment despite the almost double thickness of the resulting patterned fabric.
It produces beautiful lacy knits and often blocks well to show the resulting lacework pattern.
It can be stranded double to knit a heavier garment or to achieve ombre type effects in the garment or fabric.
Superwash sock and fingering weight yarns are fantastic for baby clothing as busy Mum’s will appreciate a machine washable garment which is both easy care and hard wearing. Sock yarns often contain up to 25% nylon to add strength, think heels and toes that get a lot of wear going in and out of your shoes, to the yarn.