It was with giddy excitement and determination a few weeks ago, that I skipped over to Etsy to have a look at Sharon Miller's new Heirloom Knitting Etsy Shop. I have all of Sharon's books and I cut my Shetland Lace teeth on her many patterns. I am a huge fan and still happily obsessed with Shetland Lace thanks to Sharon's dedication to the craft. I was delighted to find all my favourite yarns back in stock, including a new one I had never tried before.
I immediately popped the whisper fine Ethereal Cashsilk into my shopping basket. I love the gossamer cashsilk, knitting with it is a wonderful experience and I knew it blocked out beautifully. I couldn't wait for the postman to arrive and I even bought new 1.5mm needles as I had none in my stash. This was truly going to be a new and exciting experience.
I had my pattern all ready to go and I used a crochet provisional cast on to begin with. I'm knitting a brand new project for the RDS National Crafts Competition and progress so far is slow but steady.
The thread is two ply and quite hardy for something so light and fine. Blocking it will be an interesting experience, I'll have to be extremely careful.
My only gripe so far is that I seem to be reacting to the brass in the needles and my knitting is taking in a blueish tinge. I'm hoping it washes out!
I'll keep you posted on progress, has anyone else knit with yarn this fine before? What did your finished project turn out like?