Monday, January 30, 2012
Fame Rand by Marks and Kattens
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.
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.
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:
Or a Watery Ripples:
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