It was my first time using Debbie Bliss Milano wool. It is an aran weight yarn but when you feel it in your hands it seems to be double knitting weight. I used 5mm needles as recommended but this left qite noticeable gaps between the wool. I wanted the effect of a closer knit so I dropped down to 4.5mm halfway through for the shaping, and much prefer the effect.
I adore how it looks but in all honestly it’s not the most enjoyable yarn to work with, just because of the string like quality to it. Worth it for the final effect, though.
I had a shopping spree yesterday and have stocked up on some light bright yarns ready to knock up some colourful cowls and wonderful wrist-warmers to see you through the Spring. I will be posting photographs of the finished goods once I have enough of a range. Contact me for specific commissions.
I’m currently working on yet another linen stitch scarf. I’m getting addicted to these little beautiess for a number of reasons. They can be done while watching tv and films because there is no set pattern to follow and you can just linen stitch blissfully ignorant of having to count, and it also uses up all the odds and ends. This one is in double knit, 650 stitches wide. I think I prefer this to the fingering weight ones and they are just that little bit chunkier for the winter.