Dry Time

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.


What colour is that Silkroad Aran Tweed? As far as I can tell from the internet, that seems to be the official yarn of knitting Rogue... I just wish I could see the stuff in person! Do you happen to know how light (overpastel?) the Taffeta colour is and how dark (cable-hiding?) the Quartz colour is?

oh that's so cool -- you'll have a sweater by the weekend!

as for the yarn, wool is the most absorbent of fibers. maybe it's the 15% non-wool that's making it absorb less?

The Jo Sharp does dry fast. I love that yarn. You know it grows with blocking though right? Oh course, it would've been good if I mentioned that earlier but then again I'm sure you did elaborate swatch testing so it's all good.

See you soon!!!!!

you're so close to the finish line! i see gold in your future :)

Dear Collen,
I am keeping my fingers crossed for you (but I will keep on knitting).
Great pattern, great colour!
I will knit Springbreeze again in the new pattern!

I hope to love seaming as you do someday. I always feel like I want to be somewhere else when I am seaming.

I hope to love seaming as you do someday. I always feel like I want to be somewhere else when I am seaming.

I LOVE Silkroad Aran. In fact, I think I'll go home and tweak the rolling bottom edge on my Silkroad sweater, so it's ready for next week's cold snap.

Gotcha real nice blog, great reading for your visitors.


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