Friday, April 24, 2009

Design Journey: Super Speedy Shrug

For those of you interested in making the Super Speedy Shrug, I made it out of Louet Gems Bulky, which is wool. The name of the yarn is somewhat misleading though because it is not at all what I would consider "bulky". Here is a photo of the Gems Bulky next to some other yarns that you might be more familiar with, Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Super Saver, and Lion Brand Vanna's Choice. The Louet is the 2nd one from the top. The Louet can be found at Paradise Fibers. I have never ordered from Paradise fibers, but it is one supplier. Looking at this photo, it made me really second guess myself, could this really be labeled 'chunky', because they also have a Gem's in a Light worsted.... but I just checked my labels again on my leftovers and it does indeed say, "chunky". Go figure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to go with Simply Soft Caron or Vanna when the instructions become available. I like the idea of a softer yarn that is less chunky. I might make one for the fall/winter in a more bulky yarn (for giggles).