Saturday, August 6, 2011
When I was last at the community centre, the ladies pressed upon me a bag of yarn with a mostly completed scarf. Poor scarf, I imagine the maker abandoned it because it was balled up and curling on itself. Nope, not worth finishing. The yarn, Sortilège by Lane Monterosa of Italy, is 80% wool + 15% mohair + 5% acrylic. Not something they'd use in the baby clothes and blankets that they prefer to knit and crochet. Could I make something of it, they asked?
The colour, a very bright warm red, is my sister's favourite. And, if I'm not mistaken, there's about 1100 meters of it. Should be enough to make a cropped cardi like CeCe, right? The only thing that concerns me is the fuzziness of the mohair - how will that work with the lace pattern? The best way to find the answer to that is to try it. I'll let you know how it goes.