View Full Version : When Would You Use Rayon Yarn?
12-29-2008, 09:45 PM
Part of the 87 lb of yarn I got for Christmas was 14 spools of rayon yarn. It looked like coarse embroidery floss to me, but the label shows a gauge for size 4 knitting needles, so I knitted up a sample. It seemed very harsh, but when I looked it up online, there was a mention of using it for a shawl. Yuk! I think it would feel like wearing a Brillo pad. What am I missing here?
12-29-2008, 09:55 PM
did you wash, block and dry your swatch? Rayon typically has a good drape and shine, similar to silk.
Try knitting a large swatch, with a simple lace pattern, then wash or wet, block and dry your swatch. You might like it ;)
12-29-2008, 11:33 PM
Rayon usually softens up with handling and washing, so it may be an idea to wash or block your sample.
12-30-2008, 12:35 PM
Thanks for the tip. That's good to know and makes me think there's rayon and then there's rayon :teehee: cuz this stuff says "Dry Clean Only".