Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Update on my extreme knitted yarn

A very long time ago I blogged about a cone of 4ply chenille yarn that I was planning on turning into a ball of extreme knitting yarn.  I got out my old knitting machine and set to work knitting a big long rope of knitting, intending to work my way through the whole 2 kilos.

Well I was doing really well for quite a while, doing a little bit every day until it was almost complete.  Then I must have been distracted by something shiny because I lost interest for a long time.

However, yesterday I finally got fed up of seeing it hiding in my wardrobe and so I pulled it out and finally finished off the cone.

Here it is!  Phew, it's pretty hefty!  I know exactly what I'm going to do with it, I just need to knit a few samples before I start working out my pattern.  

For people that like to know the figures it's working out at 2wpi.  

This garter stitch sample has just 5 stitches and 8 rows to 10cm x 10cm

I believe there are 10.4metres per 100g and the length of the yarn is approximately 205 metres.

Thankfully, it's knitting up an awful lot faster than the yarn took to make!

Related posts:-

Knitting an extreme knitting yarn

Making super chunky yarn

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Unknown said...

You. Are Amazing! I've just fallen in love with your blog!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your art with us!! This us so neat!

Bonnie Buchanan said...

It turned out beautifully, but I knew that already, because somehow I started on this page versus the knitting machine and making the yarn one..*chuckles* *claps*...I’m so Jelly!, and What a great idea and end project!...