Wool & Recycled Silk

Thor's picture

Gents,

I read a posting last night from Scottly about his Himalayan Tote Bag and his having used the recycled silk yarn. Nightmares ensued!

I am currently doing a lace shawl in the "Made In Tibet" Himalayan Wool (60%) and Recycled Silk (40%) blend from "Himalaya Yarn" out of Colchester, Vermont. It has a very "homespun" look to it... weight ranging from DK to cobweb (frightening that it might break!!)

Have any of you used this yarn before? WILL IT BLOCK??

Between dreams of what ingredient was missing in a rice salad I was trying to create... I had images of frogging this shawl because the yarn wouldn't block. Scary.

Any thoughts??

Bill

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Thor's picture

Just an update on this yarn

Just an update on this yarn that I tried using. It was HORRIBLE. There were 8 knots in one hank alone. The wool was in such poor condition that the yarn BROKE! I ended up taking it all back to the store where I bought it and the owner gave me a full refund. I hated to do it as I love supporting my LYS, but this was completely unworkable.

MMario's picture

It will block. Will it open

It will block. Will it open up as much as pure wool? no.
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Thor's picture

Thanks, MMario! I shall

Thanks, MMario! I shall continue knitting.

MMario's picture

Good - now post the recipe.

Good - now post the recipe.

Thor's picture

Honestly... it was a DREAM!

Honestly... it was a DREAM! I wasn't really making a rice salad! However, I do recall that the missing ingredient was lemon zest, if that helps!