Sunday, April 21, 2013

Swatch Sunday

Yarn Swatch: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

before
before
Weight: Aran
Ravelry link for yarn here.
Colorway: 300054 Lilac
Needle size: US 9 - 5.5 mm
Fiber: 55% Merino wool, 33% Microfibre, 12% Cashmere
Yarn tag care instructions: Machine wash permanent press, Do not tumble dry, Cool Iron

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

after
after
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 . It came out of the washer really stretched out and I worried what that might mean. Regardless, I tossed it in the dryer  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 1/2 per inch.

While it noticeably shrunk 1 stitch and 2 rows per inch, it also formed a nice sturdy fabric with amazing softness. Surprisingly, it also laid flat and smooth with little effort. 

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