I was really expecting this to be a royal pain to work with, but I was pleasantly surprised. This covered completely in three coats, wasn’t patchy or streaky at all. I have the rest of this collection but have been avoiding trying them because pastels are usually such a pain.
Yay, I’ve finally finished this thing and now I can put away my loom and ignore it for a while. I was going for a long wrap thing (I used the island in my kitchen, length-wise, to warp, so the warp was probably eight feet long) but nope. I used Kauni 8/2 for both warp and weft (so it’s too itchy for anyone to actually wear) and a 10 dent reed. The warp is the rainbow colorway and for the weft I used the black to white one. My selvages look terrible, too. I think this is because I had no idea how wide this would end up (I wanted to get an entire rainbow in there) so I started warping at the very edge of the reed instead of somewhere in the middle of it. Not a great idea. Still, as a proof of concept I’m pretty pleased with this.
This is my second pair of Leyburn socks, but it’s kind of a fail. I made this in sport weight yarn, so I was kind of guessing at the number of stitches I would need. They go on, but the pattern on the leg is all stretched out and not flattering. I think I would add another repeat’s worth of stitches if I make these again in this weight yarn, but only on the leg – the feet fit perfectly. Yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Mediumweight, in colorway Fruity Loopies.
Here’s my completed Radiate pullover. I know you will be shocked to hear the yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh DK, in Neon Peach and Astrid Grey. The only modifications I made were size – the pattern says you should have two inches positive ease, which for me would be a size 44. This is right in the middle of two sizes – 46 and 42 – so I made the size 46 yoke, but only cast on the number of underarm stitches for the 42, giving me a stitch count for the body somewhere in the middle of those two. Note also that I’m talking about this like I sat down and figured out exactly what I needed to do, which is completely not true. 🙂