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Monday, January 30, 2012

Fame Rand by Marks and Kattens

evergreen_yarn_1_400
I have been experimenting with a new yarn lately: Mark & Kattens' Fame Rand.

It is a sock weight yarn, 70% superwash wool, 2% nylon, 5% acrylic, (400 m./437 yds. per 100 g ball). The colour shown is No. 675.

It is a loosely spun yarn with a single thread of black nylon which wraps the yarn. The colours of the wool/acrylic yarn change, but the black thread remains consistent throughout. It gives the yarn its stability. Otherwise I could not imagine that this yarn could be used for sock knitting.

Here I have worked a swatch to try out a very lacy stitch pattern.
evergreen_swatch_400
I am very pleased with the subtle colour variations from greens to browns and back again. They are so gradual you hardly notice the changes as you are working.

There is a lovely lime green that gives the overall colour scheme some life and pop. You can see it here just inside the beginning border.
evergreen_yarn_2_400
I am enjoying working with this yarn and can imagine it working well with almost any of the patterns for self-striping yarns in the Five Easy Pieces e-book.

I can see those colours looking particularly beautiful--and very different-- in a Firelight shawlette:
firelight_main_400
Or a Watery Ripples:
watery_ripples_main_2resized_400
I am trying something rather different with this project. Time will tell whether it'll be a keeper.

For now I am just enjoying working with the yarn and the colours.



Posted by Ilga Leja on 01/30 at 11:48 AM
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