Tuesday, 17 August 2010

donegal kidsilk tweed

A new yarn idea for Rowan perhaps?

I recycled this Donegal Tweed yarn from an L.L. Bean cardigan made in the Republic of Ireland. It is a natural coloured yarn with neps in blue, rust, pink and maroon. I've picked out the pink here by knitting it together with a strand of Rowan's Kidsilk Haze in shade Blushes (which is pink). Partly I wanted to soften up the knitted fabric and partly I wanted to enhance the pink tones.

I'm not convinced though. From the bottom is stocking stitch with the KSH, stocking stitch without; garter stitch with, garter stitch without. I'm certainly tending toward the stocking stitch but am not sure about ... about what? If you have any ideas, please do let me know.


Moorecat said...

Hi, I quite like the subtle stripes you're getting by using/not using the second yarn. Can that be a design feature?

Claudia said...

I agree with the other commenter- I like how the pink fades into the brown.