10/17/2009 8:07:29 AM
Les
Les
Posts 4244
I`m loving the colours of the Softwist in the sneakpeek. So warm and muted. I`ve never used it........is it nice?
10/17/2009 9:11:51 AM
Alice Trueman
Alice Trueman
Posts 1784
It can split a bit, but overall is nice to work with. Colours are great and reflect lights and darks well in a drape. I had some very narrow scarves/necklaces in it as samples one year - knitted like beads with increases and decreases to make 3D shapes. I think you were here but not sure.

Alice
Salt Spring Island
10/17/2009 9:19:36 AM
Alice Trueman
Alice Trueman
Posts 1784
Just want to add that I have knitted it on a smaller needle than suggested - about a 4.00mm instead of 5mm - as I found it too floppy on the larger needle. Swatch before you begin anything then you`ll be happy.
Alice
Salt Spring Island
10/17/2009 10:06:43 AM
Guest
Guest
The colors are vivid and there`s a bit of sheen to it.

I was gonna say I`ve had it in my stash forever and have never used it before , then I remembered that I HAVE knit with it. This year, in fact. (I`m so out of it these days)

I started a Luna Moth Shawl using the Berroco Softwist and I find it a b**** to work with because it is so d*** splity. I`m practically cursing the whole time. It`s no ordinary splitting that you can try to smoosh back together, because there are a couple of thin strands that once you pull them out, they stay out. You can`t push it back in. And this looks really sloppy. Sorry, that`s the best I can describe it. Perhaps it would knit better on blunt needles, I was using my KPOs.

You can see my Luna Moth shawl WIP here:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2009/08/luna-progress.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://smariek.blogspot.com/2009/08/luna-progress.html
and here:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2009/07/luna-beginnings.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://smariek.blogspot.com/2009/07/luna-beginnings.html

I haven`t been blogging lately. I need to update my blog with new photos.

-Marie
http://smariek.blogspot.com
10/17/2009 11:40:45 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
I, too, have some ancient stash of this, bought for a gift and then upstaged by another yarn. I`ve thought that it would be splitty, but it is so rich in color and in drape. I found that Berroco Cotton Twist - actually the yarn that replaced the Softwist project - was a devil to work with, exactly for the same reasons; you can`t work in those extra-fine threads.

Recommend using a blunter-point needle, like Crystal Palace bamboos; don`t try this yarn with Addis!!
10/17/2009 9:49:34 PM
Les
Les
Posts 4244
Thanks for the reviews!
Les
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