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Oct 6 Limited Edition Persian Kid


Persian Kid


2009.10.06 Limited Edition
Persian Kid
70% kid mohair / 20% acrylic / 10% wool
hand wash/dry flat
bulky weight, 14st/4" on US size 10-1/2
50g, 109 yds
sample color: hazelnut

I guess this yarn has not come around before, because it was not listed in Ravelry. While I was trying to roll it into a ball for knitting, it sort of felt like I was teasing out the pile of a rug. It felt softer once it was worked up.

On my first row, I lost a stitch somewhere; in general, I'd say that inadvertently dropping, working two stitches together, or adding stitches is a hazard in this yarn. Those little round loops can get stuck on your needle tips while you are pulling the yarn through, and, voila, you have increased the number of stitches on your needle. I felt that I needed to count my stitches every other row or so.

It probably goes with out saying, but don't get this stuff in a knot. It does not want to pull past itself. Tight knitters beware.

Swatch: Longtail cast on, 18 st. Garter stitch.

Persian Kid preblockPreblock-->
With size 9 needles:

4-3/4"(W) x 2-3/4"(H)
Rows: who knows

Soaked in cold water and a little dish soap; no dye run. Rolled in a towel and then patted out to dry. No pins were used during drying. It dried quickly.

If you want to swatch this yarn for some pattern in which you'll need to counts rows, start your swatch using a row counter. It is the only way you'll know for sure how many rows you'll have into it in order to calculate a row gauge.



Persian Kid postblock

<--After Block:
4-1/2"(W) x 2-3/4"(H)
Rows: who knows

At this gauge it is still quite loose and airy--held up to the light, you can pretty easily see through it. You may as well do it all garter stitch, because I'd lay money that a stockinette swatch would look exactly the same.

My husband thinks it would make pretty cool false beards :D .






Sample Garment

Persian Kid garment