ronhuber's picture

Finished this vest about a week ago and got it washed and blocked. I used Palette yarn from Knitpicks and am really not a fan. I ordered a lot in this colour and in a grey. I really don't want to use it for more clothing and wonder if anyone has used it for shawls. Let me know how it works up, if you have. Thanks

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QueerJoe's picture

I bought a boatload of two

I bought a boatload of two clearance colors to make a stranded knitted sweater that came out beautfiully. I've worn it quite a bit without any pilling, although it is very soft.

Marknits's picture

Nice vest!! I've used

Nice vest!!
I've used "palette" for mittens and it seemed fine. And I've knit my daughter a kerchief in a simple lace pattern with the "palette" that blocked well to show the lace. So I'd think it would work well for a full shawl. Of course, YMMV- so test it out on a small item like a kerchief and see if you like how it blocks out.
Good Luck and Good Knitting!

MasonM's picture

I think it looks great! Very

I think it looks great! Very nice work.


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crmartin's picture

Beautiful vest, the cabling

Beautiful vest, the cabling is subtle but very effective.


kylewilliam's picture

it's beautiful... I

it's beautiful... I understand the pilling problem... try that shocking thing that albert suggested... and see if it'll help with the yarn..

either way, a beautiful job! :)


albert's picture

The vest looks beautiful off

The vest looks beautiful off the needles. I know you are concerned with the properties of the knitpicks yarn (I think you mean fuzzing and pilling with use). You might try a technique that some spinners use (I've done it to good effect) of "shocking" the yarn before knitting. This is simply a matter of soaking the yarn in very hot water for a few minutes and then immediately plunging it into very cold water. This has a slight felting effect that tends to control the fuzzies. I don't know if this will improve your yarn but it might be worth a try just for the entertainment value.