Sunday, July 29, 2012
This mixology project is looking like a winner. Both yarns are lace weight. There is a color theme between them. That is where the commonality ends.
This mix is Habu Linen and Just Our Yarn Aziza. Pure linen next to pure Tencel®. You might know that linen is made from the fibers of the flax plant. Tencel® is the registered trade name for Lyocell, which is a biodegradable fabric made from wood pulp cellulose.
A quick feel of the two yarns tells you that they should be totally different. The linen is stiff and when it comes off the needles it looks wonky. I always feel like a failure when the last stitch is bound off. The Tencel® is soft and has a beautiful drape immediately. What I'm thinking - hoping and praying - is that the linen's ability to touch water and develop drape and softness will ultimately match it quite closely to the other pulp based yarn.
There are hours and hours of Olympics to watch in these next days and that provides hours and hours of time to make miles and miles of garter stitch. Results, whether good or bad, to follow!