Friday, September 29, 2006

Yet Another Yarn Pr0n Friday

Today, we feature some yarn I picked up when Zonda and Stephy came down for the day. We hit The Sewing Bird on the weekend before they closed, and everything was 50% off! Yay! Here, we have some Tahki Stacey Charles "Dream". An 80%Wool 20% Nylon blend. I was thinking socks. Perhaps striped. But I honestly don't know if this is the type of yarn you'd want to use for that. HPIM2753 Yarndex describes Dream as "A worsted weight, plied yarn. Made of 80% wool and 20% nylon, each yarn has a sheen. Suited to making hats, scarves, shawls, wraps, sweaters, tank tops, vests and cardigans. It can be hand washed and dried flat. Can be used individually or combined with other yarns. " Holy Hell I'm not sure I want to make a sweater out of this stuff. It says it's worsted weight, and that it's 20 stitches over 4 inches but damn. It seems like that would make it fairly see through. Certainly not a dense fabric. I'll have to swatch it and see. Oh wait - I just found A Website that mentions that gauge is double stranded. That explains a lot. Feh, I think I'll still try out some socks. What do y'all think? Will that work? It's wool and nylon, can't be that far out there to think it'd make some cool socks. Anyway, onto the pr0n. You can also view these in full size in This Photoset. Enjoy. And please do leave me some feedback as to it's potential as socks or even something completely different. Tahki Stacey Charles

23 comments:

KNIT A NEW DREAM said...

Yummy colors! Definitely socks Sue

Annie said...

Not sure about socks, as I've never knit them, so can't really comment...
My first thought- if it's soft, was baby clothes. It looks a little like a chennile... is it?

Trillian42 said...

I think it would make nifty socks!

And it looks like you and Kris were thinking alike this week with the end-on pose of the skeins. :D

Cheesy Knit Wit said...

I think it would make very nice socks! I love the green!

Rain said...

The colours are lovely. I really like the green.

Bezzie said...

The hole shots made me snicker. But I've got a dirty mind.
Looks like you've got enough to at least try a pair of socks and even if they don't turn out, you'll have extra. 80% wool and 20% nylon I would think that would make a great pair of socks.

aija said...

I don't know about using it for socks, but the colors together look like spumoni ice cream... I love your pr0n fridays! :)

Zonda said...

Yummy colors!! I would try a pair, maybe only some ankle socks to see how they wear before you commit to an entire sock!! :)

Sarah said...

Hmmm, funny about the worsted weight comment. It really looks a LOT like the vintage Cravanella yarn I have. And I wouldn't knit socks with it.

I really love the color combo though. I think a shell if you have enough yardage!

Nice pics!

sgeddes said...

Love the colors - I like the shots of the hole/tunnel thru the skein.

Sourire11 said...

great yarn p*rn pics! I think this would make adorable socks... but I no nothing of the yarn so don't take my word for it!

cpurl17 said...

I love those colors together and suddenly have the urge for some gelato!

KnitMongrel said...

yummy! wanted to reply to your comment - yes, I think the Malabrigo would make an excellent sub for the Kureyon in Lizard Ridge, and could save you money. Since the Malabrigo has twice the yardage, you would only need 11 hanks for the blanket, while the Kureyon calls for 21. According to my math (which you should never trust) that would come to about $121 for the Malabrigo versus about $178 for the Kureyon. If you decide to sub, let me know - you now know about my obsession! :) Happy YPF!

Adam said...

I think it's quite lovely sock yarn, especially since it's got some nylon, so it should make a nice sturdy pair of socks, with some stretch in them. I'd work them on #0 or #1's to get a nice tight guage, and definitely stripe them! But that's just my $0.02.

Stary said...

Rowan Yorkshire Tweed is one of my favourites too.

Magatha said...

Dreamy! And what great color, (my biggest challenge in digital photography) So how do you do that terrific 12 in 1 photo collage, Flicker?

Anna said...

That is definitely some DREAMy yarn! And it's in my favorite color; PINK! I love your detailed photos. Great photography work!

Mary, Mary... said...

Aw, pink and green--my fave! Do pirate argyle socks.

Stacey said...

Purty! I think they would be beautiful socks.

Sarah said...

Wow!

Just saw the NEW HEADER! heh. Yah I'm a big dork and click on your blog mulitple times.

But, I like.

And.

(do you like today's pr0n?)

I am only asking this for a Very Important reason.

Or colors not to your taste?

Yes. You must answer me.

:)

pm me ya know.
or email
morgsarah at gmail

LaBean said...

You already know what *I'm* gonna say.. Swatch it up and see if it's a fabric you'll like for socks. Being a wool/nylon blend I don't see why not. Those colors are PERFECT to combine no matter what you make with them. Shawl? Beaded armwarmers???

Tvini said...

It's supposed to be double-stranded? Oh, man! I loved the colors and texture of it when I saw it at the sale, but didn't have a project that called for yarn that thin. I never got that it's supposed to be double-stranded!

Good for you - and having felt that yarn, I think it would make great socks.

mf said...

I'd go for socks too! Stripey ones...