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carmabelle1191
05-21-2007, 07:52 PM
I am going to be making the Kiri Shawl (http://www.alltangledup.com/movabletype/my_images/my_patterns/kiri.pdf) for my mother soon, and I was wondering if you could use Microspun (http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/yarnInfo.cgi?yarnPage=1419095[COLOR=black) because it is cheap and thin. I know it is acrylic, but does this stuff block at all? Here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71523435@N00/455057435) is what an unblocked Kiri looks like. If not, does anyone have any suggestions for some light, blockable thin yarn for Kiri?

Braden
05-21-2007, 08:02 PM
I would definately go for a wool for high wool blend. Microfiber won't block well.

talche
05-21-2007, 08:05 PM
Microspun doesn't block like you usually want for lace, pluse its horrible splitty.:wall: I love Zephyr for lace and it comes in Dk weight if you don't want to deal with lace weight. This place is great:cheering: and has both at a good price http://www.sarahsyarns.com/JSZephyr.html. Looks like you would need 2-3 2oz balls for your shawl.

carmabelle1191
05-21-2007, 08:25 PM
50% fine grade Merino wool.
50% Chinese Tussah silk. :drool: :drool: :drool:
That sounds heavenly. and only $37 for 5,040 yards. Have you ordered from Sarah's Yarns before? Has the order taken long to arrive? I have about a month to make it.

Ingrid
05-21-2007, 08:28 PM
I've ordered from Sarah's yarns and if I recall, they were pretty fast.

carmabelle1191
05-21-2007, 08:39 PM
I have just ordered the Jaggerspun Zephyr from Sarah's Yarns. I am so easily convinced it is ridiculous, but who isn't when faced with cheap yarn?:rofling: Hopefully it will arrive quickly!

Braden
05-21-2007, 09:03 PM
FYI- lace benefits from wet blocking more so than any other type.

carmabelle1191
05-21-2007, 09:18 PM
I will have to remember that. Thanks!

Braden
05-21-2007, 09:23 PM
And, Knit Picks has a very large lesson specifically on blocking lace on their Knitting Room section. It was very informative for me.

carmabelle1191
05-21-2007, 09:28 PM
That really helped! I've already read through the article once and plan on reading it through a few more times. I wouldn't have found that if you hadn't mentioned it.:thumbsup: