|In the Pink is a bit longer than the photo shows. Working to 26.25" in length while increasing takes some time.|
I call the trapeze pullover In the Pink because of the color #1029 Hebes. HiKoo Kenzie is one of my favorite yarns. It is a blend of 50% New Zealand merino wool, 25% nylon, 10% alpaca, 10% angora, and 5% silk noils. The knitted fabric has a nice halo and becomes even softer after washing.
|Before washing--Yeti mittens|
|Nice warm mittens.|
A nice surprise was the Plymouth Homestead yarn for a commissioned pair of felted mittens. It is always funny to see the size of the mittens before felting. The process took one 16-minute high agitation/high spin cycle on the warm wash/warm rinse cycle and then another 10-minutes on the same cycle setting. I do not close the lid so the water does not drain and the spin cycle will not engage. I can check the project during the felting process. The spin cycle can cause folds in the fabric that are difficult if not downright impossible to remove. There is a short article about felting and fulling in a 2007 article by Maddy Cranley. It is a good explanation of fulling, felting, and boiled wool.