Saturday, August 6, 2011

starting CeCe


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, Sortil├Ęge 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.

4 comments:

Dee said...

It certainly is a pretty red. Hope it works for the cardi.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great colour - mohair usually works very well with lace.

WildflowerWool said...

I will keep my fingers crossed that it works!

Deborah said...

That is beautiful yarn! Cece looks like a perfect pattern for it. Did you know that Rev knits is finishing her Cece?