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Royals - KAL
Finished
April 2014
May 8 2014
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Royals - KAL
Nangou by Melanie Berg
Knitting
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
590 yards = 2.5 skeins
Alchemy: Yarns of Transformation Silken Straw
236 yards in stash
2 skeins = 472.4 yards (432.0 meters), 80 grams
Purple
Unwind Yarn House in Newmarket, Ontario
Alchemy: Yarns of Transformation Silken Straw
118 yards in stash
0.5 skeins = 118.0 yards (107.9 meters), 20 grams
Gray
The Yarn Store in Newmarket, Ontario
Notes

I didn’t like knitting with this yarn at first. But, I was determined to have a silk scarf for the summer, and this yarn has been in my stash for long enough.

It knits as the name suggests. Like a straw. It is not rough on the hands but it is very stiff and slippery. I didn’t want to give up on this project just yet. I wound all my cakes back into skeins, and gave them a good soak. I wasn’t very gentle with the yarn as I read that it can take it. BIG change. It still has no give at all, but at least it is knittable for me. It is like knitting with a ribbon.

I had to try different edge stitches. The best results are with doing the kfb right on the first stitch (this gives quite a bit of stretch).

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by Alchemy: Yarns of Transformation
Sport
100% Silk
236 yards / 40 grams

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  • Project created: April 25, 2014
  • Finished: May 9, 2014
  • Updated: September 1, 2014