So, first off. How does one appropriately thank her readers for the amazingly sweet comments? You guys had me smiling all day yesterday! Thank you so much!
And lemme tell ya, it was really helpful after a night of swatching the raglan increases. I won’t bore you with a pic of a stack of no’s, but suffice it to say I’m making progress but I still don’t have the increases nailed down.
I’m too stubborn to give up though.
I am not, however, above taking off a day or two to think about this some more. In the meantime, I’ve been taking a good look at my stash.
Over time I’ve learned more about the types of yarn that I like to knit with, and which of those look good on me.
While I like mercerized cotton, I feel very self-conscious about wearing a shiny sweater. I don’t like the sheen around my chest.
I bought this yarn a year ago. I love it. The colors are very me, and the gauge would knit up a nice, fine sweater. But it’s mercerized.
I was considering trying to sell off the yarn but then I thought I could make something in lace out of it. I’ve never knitted lace out of cotton. I did some googling and it looks like people have done it successfully. I wasn’t sure if you could block mercerized cotton. But even Soleil from Knitty is in a mercerized cotton. And it looks like that blocked out just fine.
So, will I be safe using this yarn for a lace project? Any suggestions/warnings/caveats?