Here’s the rest of the yarns the ladies and I pulled from the Big Black Bag.
I looked each one up in Ravelry’s data base hoping to find some information about projects people have woven with it. In the process, I discovered that most were discontinued back in the 80’s. Makes me wonder how many stashes of similar age are hidden in the attics, sheds and garages that sit all around us!
First, the Blends.
In no particular order:
8 skeins, aprox. 600 yards of Reynolds ‘Paloma’, a cotton boucle from Switzerland. – Should be in the Cotton Box, but there’s no room for it until I knit up a few more washcloths. –
Unger ‘Parma’ – 60 wool / 40 acetate – no yardage given – from Italy.
Two skeins of tan wool that I’ve since moved into the Wool Box.
Reynolds ‘Monique’, a Super Bulky which is 80 wool / 10 mohair / 10 vinyon ? – 900 yards – from France.
Reynolds ‘Velourette’ of 65 viscose / 35 cotton – no yardage given – from France.
Reynolds ‘Linaire’ – 55 linen / 25 cotton / 20 viscose – no yardage given – from France.
Unger ‘Allure’, a dress and sweater yarn of 79 wool / 21 rayon. 8 3/4 oz., 1250 yards each of lavender and white. – Made in the USA.
Berger du Nord, 255 yards of a thick and thin aran-weight, 55 linen / 25 cotton/ 20 viscose – from France. Found a lovely handwoven shawl in Ravelry with this yarn as part of a multi-colored warp, and a white cotton slub weft.
10 balls, 1040 yards, of Sunbeam ‘Shantung’, 65 silk / 35 wool – from England
Withdrawn as strong possibilities for weaving two summer scarves or shawls:
6 skeins of Schaffhauser Woole ‘Antiqua’, a marled blue with pink, peach and cream worsted-weight boucle – from Switzerland
and 3 balls of Brunswick ‘Casablanca’, two of Cornflower, a light blue, and one of Stone wash, a purplish blue – from Italy
And then there’s the boxful of Cottons:
100% cotton, unless otherwise stated.
Berger du Nord ‘Cotonelle’, 900 yards of worsted weight – from France
Unger ‘Swing’ a Bulky boucle – from France
Twenty-four 150 yard balls of Patons ‘Cotton Top’, a thick and thin from Great Britain.
Gone missing – two skeins of lavender, like that at the lower left. Used it double stranded with #8 needles to knit washcloths for foster girls’ birthdays. I’m torn between using up several skeins of this at once to weave a baby blanket and knitting a zillion washcloths.
Next up is a mixed group. . .
upper left – one lavender and one tan of Reynolds ‘Fiesta’, a Bulky boucle
center top – 3 black, 2 navy Berger du Nord ‘Coton no. 5’, 75 yards/ball – from France
upper right – 2 deep blue and 1 off-white ‘Splendore’, a fingering weight mercerized cotton cable – from Italy
on the lower left – one 110 yard skein of peach Reynolds ‘Slique’, a one ply thick and thin sport-weight of 56 cotton / 44 viscose – from France
lower right – two black Unger ‘Riccione’ of dk weight 75 cotton / 25 rayon – from Italy
Another mixed group. . .
across the top – 7 balls of Melrose Designer’s 3 ‘Memory Eight’, a worsted weight 98 cotton / 2 stretch – made in the USA. I’ve seen some interesting weaving projects made by mixing stretchy/non-stretchy yarns in the warp. Once off the loom, the fabric resembles seersucker!
lower right – Double Cotton ‘Neveda’, a dk from Holland
I have no idea what we’re going to do with most of this. Weave many, many, many mixed warp scarves? I suppose the bulky yarns would be better suited to shawls or blankets.