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Monday, March 20, 2006

Product Review:Rowan Kidsilk Haze

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Yarn name: Kidsilk Haze
Weight: DK
Manufacture: Rowan
Size: 229 yds/25 gm ball
<Fibers: 70% mohair, 30% silk
MSRP: $13.95 per ball

This is a very soft, very sweet mohair and silk blend, making it a treasure to be used carefully and to add exquisite luxury to your knitting. I found working with it just a bit slippery, which took getting used to, but want to make a second version of the Mountain Stream scarf in this yarn, which is what Susan had in mind in designing it.. my first will be of silk/wool yarn from my stash. Mohair is much lighter per length than wool, and that furry stuff traps warmth around you, giving a featherweight scarf or shawl great wind-blocking capabilities. The colors in this Rowan version are vibrant and jewel-like, as you can see in my fingerless mitt below: the Kidsilk Haze is the lighter of the two purples.


Look at the halo on that yarn!

Although I would not want a whole sweater of this yarn, it would make a sexy little 1940s twinset or just the shortsleeved top.

4 Comments:

Blogger KnitNana said...

I just bought my first ball of this for Branching Out, and haven't started it yet...but I love holding it, and the Dewberry shade is scrumptious! Got to get a few things off the needles before I begin...I pleased to hear you like it - did you use bamboos or your ebonys?

7:37 AM  
Blogger margene said...

Love the yarn and the way it looks. It would be nice for a cardi but not against the skin. Mrs. Beaton looks fabulous!

8:42 AM  
Blogger Beth (big geek) said...

I love Kid Silk Haze. I have some light grey and orange. I want to make some shawls out of it. The color you have is beautiful!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I have some kidsilk haze and I had not thought of using it in some fingerless. Great idea......love your colors.

7:36 AM  

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