West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious

Manufacturer’s swatch: 22sts x 28 rows on 4mm/US needles

My Swatch – in stocking stitch, a 10cm x 10cm square needs:

  • 4mm/US 6 needles, stocking stitch:
    • unblocked: 25.5 sts x 32 rows
    • blocked: 24 sts x 33 rows
  • 4.5mm/US 7 needles, stocking stitch:
    • unblocked: 24 sts x 29 rows
    • blocked: 22 sts x 31 rows

Manufacturer’s notes: 225 metres in each 100g ball. Machine washable at 30 degrees.

My notes: This 70% Falkland wool/30% British Alpaca DK weight yarn feels very bouncy and “full”. It knits up really well, and it is soft while maintaining structure. 
It consists of 4 single plies twisted together. It knits up with nice, regular “v”s.

My swatches are in colourways Garnet and Oatmeal. The full range also includes undyed colourways. A collection of swatches (actually they are granny squares, but double well as swatches!) is in the Hyacinth Cottage Knit-along page

Ravelry link


Author: lovestoswatch

I used to knit as a girl, then hanged the needles for two/three decades, and now I’m back, and loving it! The photo is my version of Linda Marveng's Aki, the first proper project after "being born again". After getting back into knitting, weaving has also become my passion (with a little sewing to turn my handweaving into garments).

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