Saturday, 17 November 2007

Advice please

So I’ve started knitting a scarf for my brother for Christmas. He lives in the UK and so it’s an appropriate gift for this time of year. I’m using the So-Called Scarf pattern that I used once before and have chosen a yarn called Inca from Patons. The yarn is 50% wool, 30% acrylic and 20% alpaca. I’m liking the way the pattern is showing up the variegations in the yarn but I have a problem - the yarn sheds fibres. I guess the Alpaca content is the culprit. Now I don’t know about you but I really hate fluff on my clothes. I avoid buying anything with angora in it for that reason. And I have a lint roller at work and at home to de –cat-hair myself. Therefore I have a problem with knitting a scarf that sheds fibres. I’m considering ripping it out (I’ve only knitted about 10cm) and knitting a hat instead or starting the scarf again with a different yarn. Any advice? Should I just get over it and knit it anyway?
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Jessicah said...

Hey Louise. Your photo isn't working so I cant see how beautifl your wool is. If it's gonna bug you too much to knit it I say rip, but if you manage knitting it and the hairiness isn't gonna bug your bro then I say keep going! Good luck!

Kimberlee + Lies said...

well it looks really nice. I might say get over it?

but I am not you.

I'm sure you'll make the right choice