|Remainder of the ball after constructing a pair of baby socks and fingerless mittens.|
Brand: Viking Alpaca Silk / Viking of Norway
Blend: 50% alpaca - 50% silk
Made in Peru - No weight specified
Care Instructions: Hand wash, light iron
Skein Size: 50gr/1.76oz or 133m / 147.7y
Review: Initially the hand of this yarn is much more rough/scratchy than I figured it would be since it is 50% silk, however this yarn was a pleasure to work with. The rich consistent colour caught my eye, and I saw it as a hip baby colour for the fall season, and as it turns out, it works very well with some small baby items I was able to quickly knit up.
|One pair child size fingerless gloves and socks.|
I find it worked better for the fingerless mittens then it did for the socks however since it didn't have the elasticity naturally required for knitting socks. But I had never tried these before so I thought this was a great little test subject. I adore the fingerless mittens for babies and I think one lucky baby will be very happy with these for fall.
One thing that was very good about this ball is the value. 133m goes a long way when knitting tiny baby items. I feel I could easily get another pair of mittens or socks out of what is left from this single ball. This yarn also knits up very easily on steel/metal/aluminum needles but not as well on bamboo or wooden hardware as I feel sticking and snagging could be a problem.
Recommendations: I would recommend using this yarn for fall/winter based garments such as shawls, mittens, or boot toppers. I would NOT recommend this for scarves, sweaters, or hats as the hand of the yarn is just a bit scratchy for these items and could potentially irritate sensitive bare skin.
Pattern(s) used in this post:
Half-Pint Fingerless Gloves by Théa Rosenburg free pattern available on Ravelry at:
Super Quick Baby Socks by Dilys Sutherland free pattern available: