|Close-Up of Horizontal Chain Square|
I knit this out of Wensleydale I had spun up into a nice two-ply yarn from the fleece samples that came in the March breedbox. The brown Wensleydale was particularly nice, but I had to cheat a bit with the white as I did not have quite enough fiber, so I spun up some Bond and plyed it together with the Wensleydale to get 30 yards.
If you watch my latest podcast, I show the drapey nature of the Wensleydale fabric. The 8" square used about 60 yards of yarn in total and weighs in at 1.2 ounces. It was really a fun knit and I've been contemplating developing a cowl pattern of some sort based upon it.
The next square. #11 is the Miniature Mosaic pattern which also uses slipped stitches, but is garter stitch vs. the stockinette of the Horizontal Chain. In addition, I knitted this square out of the same brown Wensleydale, but also a very coarse Lincoln that was more suitable for carpet and made my hands itch while knitting it.
|From Top: Wensleydale, Wensleydale-Bond and Lincoln|
The combination of a denser yarn and a denser stitch pattern produced a hefty square that weighed 1/3 more, at 1.8 ounces, for the same 8" size.
|From Top: Miniature Mosaic and Horizontal Chain|
My next square is going to be knit out of a lovely Romney fleece I have in my stash, so stay tuned!