Sunday, March 31, 2013

Swatch Sunday

Yarn Swatch: Rowan Pure Wool Aran

Weight: Aran
Ravelry link for yarn here.
Colorway: 694 Mid Indigo
Needle size: US 9 - 5.5 mm
Fiber: 100% Superwash wool
Yarn tag care instructions: Hand wash normal, Do not tumble dry, Dry flat in shade

Original gauge of 3 1/4 stitches and just short of 4 1/2 rows per inch.

I washed it on our machine's wool wash setting, which means a mix of cold and warm water cycles and a medium spin, with a handful of things in similar and black colors . Then I tossed it in the dryer with the whole mess on regular cycle. 

It came out of the dryer with a stitch gauge of just about 3 1/4 per inch and a row gauge of 5 1/4 per inch.

Stitch gauge is the pretty close to the same but it shrunk 3/4 of a row per inch. I'm using it for hats, so I'll make them a little bit longer to compensate.

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