Friday, March 30, 2007

Soy Silk Geeky Thing



Here's my geeky thing, I got to know my skein of South West Trading Company Phoenix (100% Soy Silk). Using US size 8 bamboo needles, I tried out garter stitch, stockinette, a couple of drop stitch patterns, and a bit of broadripple lace. I think overall I like how this yarn looks in stockinette best. The yarn was very nice to work with, it's an excellent vegan yarn that comes in such pretty colors. Sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge to find 100% vegan yarns in the colors I like, but this one is great.

5 comments:

Amethyst said...

That's beautiful. I haven't started my project yet, but I'm considering that yarn type/brand.

Stitch-ay Woman said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who tries multiple types of stitch patterns in the same swatch! :-)
Have you tried SWTC's Bamboo? I knit the Moebius capelet from VK Spring/Summer 06 last summer and I loved the finished product. I personally prefer the capelet in a solid color to show up the stitchwork, which is what I used. (The magazine sample uses a variegated color.) Anyway, the bamboo yarn is wonderfully drapey and it is a fantastic canvas for fancy stitchery. It is also very durable. Because the yarn has a cabled construction, you have to be careful not to stab your needle through the strand of yarn and snag it, but fortunately it's very good at snapping back into shape when you do.

LuckyinKY for Interweave said...

Congratulations VeganCraftastic! You're the winner of my Geeky Thing Friday contest! Of course I'll have to hunt around to find you a 100% vegan yarn as your prize (I'll ask Amy). Email me offline at JaimeG AT interweave.com with your preferred mailing address. Cheers, Jaime (LuckyinKY).

VeganCraftastic said...

Thanks in advance!!!

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