Sunday, May 5, 2013

Swatch Sunday

Yarn Swatch: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK

Weight: DK
Ravelry link for yarn here.
Colorway: Rose Pink
(Unfortunately, I could not get a picture that accurately depicts the color other than the blog header)
Needle size: US 7 - 4.5 mm
Fiber: 55% Merino wool, 33% Microfiber, 12 % Cashmere

Yarn tag care instructions: Machine wash normal, Do not tumble dry, Dry flat in shade

Original gauge of 3 1/4 stitches and just short of 5 rows per inch.

I washed it on our machine's normal wash setting, which means a mix of cold and warm water cycles and a fast spin, by itself . Then I tossed it in the dryer on regular cycle.

It came out of the dryer with a stitch gauge of just about 3 1/2 per inch and a row gauge of 5 1/2 per inch.

Stitch gauge is the pretty close to the same but it shrunk 1/2 of a row per inch. Not enough to be significant but still plenty to make a shawl just a bit smaller. 

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