The Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed feels loftier and squishier than typical wool yarn. I wonder if somehow the spin or fiber composition of this yarn holds less water than 100-percent wool worsted-weight yarn.
I'm accustomed to sweater pieces taking at least three days to dry on my blocking board. Even my tiny felted hat, which I put over a warm radiator, took two days to dry fully.
I'm almost sure that these pieces will dry in less time. As I was squeezing water out of the pieces after their bath, I could feel that the water came out very easily. While my sweaters usually feel almost saturated when I lay them out, the Subway Sweater felt slightly more than damp.
This might mean that I can stretch the seaming over a few days, rather than one long eye-straining session. I love seaming (no really, I do) but I cannot do it in long stretches without wishing I were somewhere (or someone) else.