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Old 08-02-2010, 05:15 PM   #1
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FYI: new Silky Wool by E. Lavold!
Just a quick FYI to those of you who love Elsebeth Lavold SILKY WOOL (dk weight):
she has introduced SILKY WOOL XL(worsted weight)!

It's about time!

I knit this, this , this, this (baby) and this in Silky Wool (dk). It's a fantastic yarn, 191 yds per hank! It blocks so well, too! It's been her best-selling yarn to date. IMO Silky Wool XL will do well, too!

If you haven't tried Silky Wool, you must treat yourself!
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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This yarn is tempting me, but what's the difference between dk weight and worsted weightZ?
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by kittykins View Post
This yarn is tempting me, but what's the difference between dk weight and worsted weightZ?
"dk" is thinner...it knits at about 22st=4" in st st

"worsted" is thicker...it knits at about 18-20st=4" in st st

Many cardigan and pullover patterns ask for worsted weight, or even thicker. When you find a pattern that you like, you must hunt for the right yarn, starting with the thickness of the yarn.

You could not make a dk yarn behave like a worsted yarn. If you forced it, like going up in needle size til you achieve 18-20st=4", the resulting "fabric" would prolly be very mesh-like. Too loose.

On the other hand, you couldn't make a worsted yarn behave like a dk. If you went down in needle size, forcing the worsted to knit up at 22st=4", the resulting "fabric" would be thick like a rug, or mat!

So I was excited when I saw that EL has produced a worsted weight Silky Wool. It is such a nice blend! Really soft, but doesn't pill. Displays cables very crisply. Also produces an interesting stocking stitch as well! Also, rev st st!
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:14 PM   #4
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It's beautiful! I'm not sure I can tolerate it though. Most wools..even wool blends are itchy for me. Boo.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:31 PM   #5
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Very pretty! Thanks for the review I am dying to go to Webs and touch all the wonderful yarns there! I do go to my LYS, but the thought of going there, with the incredible selection they have is something I REALLY want to do! Too bad hubby has no patience for shopping...especially yarn shopping Must find a friend willing to take a small field trip with me!
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No higher praise than coming from you! hah! I'm sure that if Elsebeth Lavold knew who you are, she'd be paying *you* for endorsing her! LOL!
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Actually, Elsebeth does know me. I took 20 hrs of classes from her on our Knitter's Alaskan Cruise in 2004. Plus, we've emailed a few times about her designs (patterns). If someone has a question, or an error to report, Elsebeth responds asap.

But, I endorse her yarn for its qualities! It's a nice perk that she herself is so sweet and gentle. And talented!
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