View Full Version : 5% nylon okay for laceweight?

05-21-2007, 06:36 AM
Hi guys

I know how important natural fibre content is when it comes to kntting lace, so it can be blocked. What about something that's 5% nylon? All the other fibres are natural (merino, angora and cashmere!!!). 5% should make it block enough even for lace right?


05-21-2007, 07:53 AM
I'd certainly go for it. It sounds loooovely!

05-21-2007, 07:59 AM
I made a Swallowtail shawl using sock yarn a month or so ago, and it came out fine.

When I wore it to my LYS, the owner complimented me on it, and I mentioned that after I made it I had heard that using nylon in lace might not work right -- did I need to be worried? She told me that the nylon content was so low it wouldn't be a problem.