Manufacturer’s swatch: 25sts x 32 rows on 3mm needles
My swatch – 10cm x 10cm in stockinkg stitch need:
24.5 sts x 34 rows on 3.75mm/US 5 needles
23.5 sts x 32 rows on 4mm/US 6 needles
Manufacturer’s notes: 350 metres/ in 100g ball, handwash.
My notes: Gorgeous two ply fingering weight yarn. Very bouncy, excellent stitch definition, it is a yarn with character. It blooms beautifully in the wash, becoming more full. It has a halo, and some may find it prickly against the skin, though it is fine with me. The swatches are in colourways 2012 Lys Brun and 2134 Gressgrønn.
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
Manufacturer’s swatch: 24 st x 36 rows for a 10cm x 10cm swatch on 3.25/US 3 needles
My swatch, blocked, 10x10cm need:
3.25mm/US 3 needles, st st: 27 st x 40 rows
3.75mm/US 5 needles, st st: 26 st x 36 rows
4mm/US 6 needles, st st: 24 st x 38 rows
No changes before and after blocking for the smallest needles, forgot to check for the larger ones.
Manufacturer’s notes: 100% wool tweed yarn, 207m for 50g skein.
My notes: I like the texture very much, but for cables there are better alternatives. Admittedly I haven’t seen a single cabled design in this yarn. Still, it would do if nothing else is available.
It comes into its own for “plain” knitting and colourwork. The swatch is shown in colourway 101 Malham, and I will later add a swatch using 102 Littondale (beige), 103 Raydale (dark brown) and 108 Hardraw (rust orange).