Thursday, February 26, 2009

What's on your needles?

I just finished a hat -

The last hat for a WHILE, yo

Yarn: GGH Tara
Needles: Size 8 circs/DPNs

I really liked working with the GGH Tara. It is a cotton/nylon blend but - and I swear I'm not making this up - it feels like cashmere. It is so soft that when I feel it and don't know what it is, I ask what luxury yarn the person is knitting with! My only complaint, if you could call it that, is the label of the yarn says "5/6" for the needle size and after much trial and error we realized that didn't mean a US 5-6, but a 5-6 mm (which is actually a US 8-9). Which firmly puts this in the Worsted Weight category!

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