Monday, December 17, 2007

Manly Maze

Hello! I'm new to the KAL and am looking for anyone who has knit the Manly Maze in the called for yarn (Lanaknits Allhemp6). I ran across one other post on the internet from someone who said they did not like knitting with the hemp yarn (hurt their hands, difficulty getting gague, poor knitting fabric quality). Any advice or insight anyone might have about knitting with this yarn would be greatly appreciated.


nutttshell said...

I haven't even looked at the pattern for Manly Maze, but I've used All Hemp 6 for a hair barrette.

The fabric is a little wonky. I haven't had much trouble with the yarn hurting my hands, but my FO is only 1.5" x 3". It does make TERRIBLE i-cord.

Generally, I like the yarn, I'm glad to find another vegan yarn, and the colors are absolutely wonderful. Very saturated.

I hope that helps!

jsins said...

I've seen the recommendation to wash the yarn before you knit with it on a number of blogs. The unwashed yarn is very stiff but washing softens it.