Thursday, April 04, 2013

Lisle, More New Yarn


Isn't she pretty?
Project:  Lisle 欧风
Pattern Lisle by Ysolda Teague
Yarn:  Gella Yarns Inco Eco (worsted weight cotton) 
Yardage:  5 skeins, 700 yards
Needles: Size 8
Cast on: March 9, 2013
Notes: One more sample for Green Planet Yarn. It's my first Ysolda Teague pattern, the feather and fan is so easy and pretty, and the top down design is going to make finishing super simple. The thick and thin 100% organic eco-friendly cotton yarn is lovely to work with, but it certainly reminds me why I usually prefer working with animal fibers.



A few weeks ago Katy who blogs at Knits in Class asked for help to name her new merino and bamboo yarn.  The picture of undyed yarn reminded me of rice noodles, so I suggested Mifun, which means rice noodles (shhh you Chinese people can see I made a typo.). Katy picked my suggestion for her yarn, and send me a skein dyed in Lagoon colorway. The yarn indeed is soft and drapy, will be loads of fun to work with.


To continue the yarn recycling theme from last week, here is some new to me Ella Rae Lace Merino yarn. Prior to Green Planet Yarn's recent move to a new location, the staffers got to divvy up some old shop samples. I took home this wavy scarf from a yarn company. I wasn't too crazy about the scarf, but I wanted the yarn. It's taken me a few weeks to rip it, skein the yarn, wash it, and now it's ready to join my stash. It will probably become another scarf or shawl, but it will be MY scarf!

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14 comments:

Cathy said...

I love Ysolda's designs, your sample is such a pretty pink, should be perfect for spring/summer. Mifun?! hmm... ok I'll shut up ;)

WonderWhyGal said...

I do like the design. Why is cotton so hard to knit? I have to skeins of some beautiful painted cotton that I want to knit a summer top out of but every time I think about knitting with it, I stop. Your new yarns are beautiful.

AllyB said...

Beautiful! Feather & Fan is such a pretty lace. I agree with your animal fiber preference. Cotton is a slow knit and rough on the hands,unless you're using mercerized cotton and there aren't a lot of applications for such. The yarn you frogged from the scarf is lovely.

Chrisknits said...

Hate Feather and Fan to knit, but some patterns just look gorgeous with it. That one is a keeper. Love teh recycled yarn!!! It looks so serene.

Voie de Vie said...

Nice Ysolda knit! Feather & fan (ripple for us crocheters) is a great all-purpose technique that looks great in loads of different patterns. Galler yarns also happens to be, like, everywhere at the moment. I've been stalking their larger-yardage alpaca hanks.

katie metzroth said...

LOVE you Lisle :)

Kathryn Ray said...

So much pretty yarn! :-)

Andria said...

All that yarn is gorgeous, and so is the vest!

Pumpkin said...

Oh I love, love, love the vest! It is so delicate and complex, I really want to knit one for myself now. This may be my new favorite FO of yours.

Heather Woollove said...

Does the cotton yarn not 'sllide' over itself as easily as wool does? I hear this preference expressed so often, but as a 'non-knitter', I cannot exactly understand it, since cotton clothing is so soft and nice.

Jess Schleicher said...

Between the vest and the yarn... so yummy.

Vivian said...

Heather, cotton yarn (and other plant fibers) doesn't have memory like wool does, so when knitting with it there is no "give". Guess it's like wearing shoes with hard sole vs. cushioned sole. There must be more scientific way to explain it :-)

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Thanks for the yarn-y shout out :)
I envy your ability to work with cotton! There are only a couple of cotton yarns I can work with before my hands cry uncle.

Vivian said...

Kate, glad to see you check in. I'm probably done with cotton for awhile after this sweater, too hard on the hands.