Viscose?

StuartWS's picture

Hey Guys,

I was in a yarn shop over the weekend and fell in love with a yarn I've never worked with. I fell hard enough to buy all they had (the colors are amazing)--6 skeins! I'm not sure what I'm gonna make yet, and the only projects I can find on Ravelry are not interesting to me (a purse and a scarf).

It's Mango Moon Viscose, colorway Saturn. The picture doesn't do it full justice. It has a shine to it that's incredible. It's feels about worsted weight (maybe bulkier) and is 150 yds a skein. I like the idea of comibing it in a pattern with black or something else subdued, but I have no idea what fiber to combine it with. It's pretty dense, so the FO will be heavy.

Anybody out there know this yarn?

grandcarriage's picture

Be aware that rayon/viscose

Be aware that rayon/viscose has no memory, and if it's worsted/bulky, it will be very drapy but have very little structure. A non structured garment such a scarf, afghan, etc...is a good idea, or I could walk you through a chasse technique where you could throw "shots" of this yarn through fabric predominantly made with a different yarn (light worsted/worsted wool, for example) in a really cool technique similar to weaving. That is if you'd like a nice wearable garment with this in it. But I agree, a whole garment entirely of this would be too heavy and not have enough structure.

I LOVE this yarn! I made

I LOVE this yarn! I made the multi-directional scarf with two skeins of the "Neptune" colorway. Very nice! It drapes well, but be aware that it is rather heavy. I like that quality, personally, but that might affect how it hangs if you decide on something with a kind of lacey design.

scottly's picture

I just looked at a picture

I just looked at a picture of it and immediately thought ruddy burnt orange (darkish) would be a good tie together. My feeling is that black would make those colors look too raw and blazen where as more color would tune them up a bit. I totaly agree with MMario - an afghan would be very nice, perhaps just lap rug size. Take a look at Patchworkjesters post on the Moss Rib that might be a really cool pattern possiblity.

Just my 2 cents.

Scott

MMario's picture

Purples, blue, gold and a

Purples, blue, gold and a touch of green? Wow - would look stunning combined with black. The skeins I found listed it as bulky weight - so maybe a nice warm afghan? Though if you combine it with a nice black yarn, you'd have enough to do a bulky hat and scarf....
It could work up beautifully as a striped shawl...

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scenter's picture

Viscose is rayon, so you can

Viscose is rayon, so you can look for inspiration in the patterns calling for bamboo yarns, soy yarns, or corn yarns etc which are also rayons.