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North Lyme
Finished
November 9 2018
November 30 2018
Project info
North Lyme
North Lyme by Woolly Wormhead
Knitting
L
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
The Gaynor Homestead Knit-wit
5 yards in stash
0.98 skeins = 225.4 yards (206.1 meters)
Purple
Kwknittersfair
September 8, 2018
Notes

20-11-2018

I’m kind of sad about this yarn. It’s GORGEOUS and soft, but looking at the skein, I thought it would be more varied, and more like handspun — gentle shifts between the colours as the fibres blend. Instead, the colour shifts are really abrupt, forming defined stripes, and the size of the stripes is inconsistent. The final third of the yarn is all lemon yellow/purple barber-pole, but the other colours have had shorter runs.

I find the yellow too stark a contrast with the purple and the other subtle shades, especially as it’s such a large proportion of the yarn. (I thought there might be a few rounds of yellow and then a gentle shift into other colours, with the yellow interspersed instead of all in one chunk.)

I’m seriously thinking of overdyeing the final hat in purple dye, to tone down that yellow and make the whole thing more cohesive.

01-12-2018

Yup, overdyed it in purple, and it’s miles better. The yellows are softer, the brim is less brown, and the whole thing just feels cohesive. (Of course, dyeing also involves blocking, so the fabric also feels more cohesive in texture, too!)

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November 30 2018
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by The Gaynor Homestead
Sport
100% Rambouillet
230 yards / 70 grams
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  • Project created: November 9, 2018
  • Updated: December 1, 2018
  • Progress updates: 6 updates