Any Ideas for Kidsilk Haze?

davidUK's picture

I've started knitting with rowan kidsilk Haze and it's a bit of a nightmare - I wanted to make a hat for a friend and it looks a bit of a dishcloth. the wool also seems really 'sticky' on metal needles and is generally not very enjoyable. Will I be beaten? Any ideas?

I can only concur. I was

I can only concur. I was knitting it on 3.75mm Brittany Birch needles (my weapon of choice) but it was still unpleasant and I abandoned my attempt.

I suggest you ask the good people at Rowan as I've certainly seen KSH demo garments in various woolshops so they should know.

grandcarriage's picture

Kidsilk (crack) haze is

Kidsilk (crack) haze is designed for lace..It makes wonderful lace. I like it on Bryspun needles (flexible plastic circulars). I also like to carry it with a variegated yarn (sockweight, fingerling, chenille, etc, to create a more luxurious yarn. It is great for carrying with a borderline wool (not QUITE soft enough for scarf etc) like Noro Kureyon....the mohair fibers soften the feel or hand of the knit fabric, and give a lovely halo to the end product.

Not tonight honey: I'm knitting...

JPaul's picture

You might try carrying it

You might try carrying it along with another yarn or knitting two strands of the mohair together...on larger needles.

MMario's picture

hmmmm-- I've never knit

hmmmm-- I've never knit anything but lace w/ Kidsilk crack Haze; I can't imagine knitting it on small enough needles to make a substantial fabric - The smallest I've used is US 4; I usually use US 8 and sometimes 10.5

and if you think it is sticky on metal - on wood (at least bamboo) it is darn near immovable!

But it makes incredibly lovely lace.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.