Intro and Hex Coat Yarns
I joined this KAL a few weeks ago but was working on finishing a bunch of UFOs in August. Now I've had a chance to look at the Knitting Nature book again (LOVE it as I'm sure you all do) and decide which project I want to start with.
I'm thinking I want to make the Hex Coat. I had a ball of Lite-Lopi in my stash so I swatched it up in moss stitch on addi turbo 8s
I was a little large on the gauge so I'd go down to addi 7s if I used this yarn - however, I'm thinking of using a different yarn that is a little softer. I haven't used Lopi for anything before and I like the definition of the stitches in it, but it is a little rough. I went to Yarndex to try to find other yarns to substitute and read some of the posts here and this is what I came up with for possibilities:
Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (too soft?)
Brown Sheep Worsted
Malabrigo - too soft?
Cascade ecological wool - too bulky?
elann peruvian highland wool - too pill-y? I have a ball of this in my stash that I haven't swatched yet but I was reading some threads on Knitter's Review saying that some people didn't like their finished projects with this wool.
Any thoughts/feedback/experiences would be appreciated! I'm more concerned about enjoying the process and finished product for this LARGE project than saving money, per se. I figure that whatever I buy I'll be getting a great value for the $$$ as I will be knitting with it for quite awhile!
Looking forward to hearing from you all!