Miscellaneous KnittingPosted: February 7, 2006
Pattern: Karaoke Scarf
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8, color 1561, 2.5 balls
Finished Size: 2.5″ x 70″
When I first started knitting with Karabella Aurora 8, I wasn’t too excited about it. It didn’t seem as soft as Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, one of my all-time faves. But as I kept knitting, Aurora 8 grew on me a lot. I don’t think you can see it from my mediocre pictures (sorry, I should have gone outside), but this yarn has excellent stitch definition. While it doesn’t feel as soft as Cashmerino, it is still very soft. I would definitely use this yarn again. And…I tried spit splicing for the first time! Awesome, I tell you, because I hate weaving in ends. I did find, though, that the yarn looked better if I let the join dry before continuing with my knitting.
So what’s next?
I’m getting into sock mode! This is the Thuja Sock from the latest Knitty. I am using Artyarns Supermerino from my stash. The sock is moving quite quickly on size 5 DPNs. I’m not crazy about this color combo for socks, but I’m happy to be using yarn from my stash. I figured it would be good to knit a pair of quick socks to get myself geared up for Sockapaloooza!