I love Silky Wool. The colours are so vibrant and it is so soft. I have heard a myriad of stories about it. Some, that it stretches too much, some that it just doesn't wear. Me? I. Do. Not. Care.
I just love Silky Wool. I kinda have a collection.
I have a copy of New England Knits, and a friend who went through a Northampton Neckerchief phase. I went with her.
I made one
and for a couple of weeks played colour games with the pattern and well, ended up with a collection of Silky Wool. I do have a lovely purple in quantity to make a sweater and it will probably used by Christmas this year for my second daughter in law for a sweater.
According to some, the yarn has flaws, but I think the job for us is to pick a pattern to suit a yarn. It is a soft yarn. It is thin and might not hold up to very detailed patterns. Picking the right pattern for it is going to be important. I am leaning to Adrift or perhaps Ecuador. Both of these have the right kind of soft drape that will only be enhanced by a soft wonderful yarn
So. Yes there is the Silky Wool. And lots and lots to think about and even more to knit. And this is a wonderful thing.