No, it’s Kauni!
Yesterday I showed you a photo of the skein of Kauni that I got at Needlework Unlimited when I was in Minneapolis last month.
That skein is being turned into a shawl. I worked up a simple shawl pattern for it and started knitting on it yesterday.
To be specific, this is Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn. It’s 100% wool 2-ply that feels like shetland — sort 0f scratchyand a bit “hairy.” It has 400 meters (438 yards) per 100 grams, and my skein is a 160-gram skein, so that’s around 700 yards total yarn I’ve got.
Kauni is one of those yarns that keeps me knitting because I am eager to see the next color change occur. The photo above gives you an idea of the start of the color changes as the brown deepens.
It’s great fun to go on Ravelry and look at the pages and pages and pages of projects knit from Kauni.
While it’s not the softest yarn to have next to the skin, it does soften up a bit when you wash it — particularly if you add some hair conditioner to the rinse water. Long-time blog readers might remember that I made Alice Starmore’s Lismore out of the Kauni Effektgarn in the rainbow colorway a couple of years ago. Here it is:
No, I’ve never worn it. Maybe some day I’ll actually be cold enough to want to wear it. I live in hope.
Speaking of Minneapolis, here is a photo from that visit, just for Johanne:
Do you recognize the pattern, Johanne?
Yesterday, Lucy was in a bit of a mood. Restless and stomping around, looking annoyed. I finally realized what the problem was — her silk pillow was propped up in her chair so she couldn’t lie on it. I soon fixed that, and she was happy again.
The picture of contentment, no?