Now that I've started knitting again I'm receiving donations of yarn. This yarn came with no information about fiber content or guage but there is a small pattern book so I know it is Marnel "Tweedy". And from the pictures in the book I know it was printed in the 80's. But, that's about it. Internet searches provided no help.
I cut off a snippet and waved it over a lit match. It melted and made a horrible stink so it is all or part synthetic. In some was it acts like wool so I suspect it might include some.
I've been knitting potholders and I'm ready to try something else so I've been looking for patterns. The yarn calls for a delicate, lacey pattern.
Every time I'm in the library I check out the new book shelves: fiction, cooking, self-help, crafts or anything else that catches my eye. Lately there are tons of knitting books. This time I picked up Yarn Bombing by Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain. It is about the knit and crochet graffiti movement. I love the book and the projects but I don't know about the graffiti part.
One pattern did catch my eye - the Chevron. I made a test swatch and found that it's a pattern I can manage. In the spirit of Yarn Bombing I tagged a desk lamp. I know, it's not that radical. I'll probably have to work up to something more public.
My next task was to try the pattern with the Tweedy.
I love it! The yarn looks great in that pattern and I think it will make a warm, lightweight and good looking scarf.
I'm still knitting when should purl and vice versa so the stripes are a bit random. I don't think anyone will notice at all.