The most recent FibreTown podcast showed two of Meduseld’s yarns. Emily Estrada, with FibreTown, will be offering a choice of either to the winner of a drawing she will have when she reaches 100 members on her Ravelry group. As of today her group called fiber town podcast has 91 members, so it won’t be long. Make sure you go and join up. It is a fun, active group where people share their FO’s (finished objects) and their WIP’s (works in progress) Emily has many skills that she shares and its a good way to learn about some of the yarns and rovings that are available.
One of the yarns Emily showed was Meduseld’s Worsted Romney yarn in 200 yard skeins. Here I have made some swatches that show how it knits and crochets. But first, a picture of its luxurious drape.
The first swatch was knit on U.S. size 7 knitting needles which would be 4.5 mm. This worsted yarn has approximately 12 wraps and the suggested needle size is between 7 and 9 – U.S. As you can see in the picture, it has remarkable sheen. This swatch has some stretch and has a lovely handle.
The next swatch was crocheted on a size G (4mm) hook, and created a nice tight fabric. The stitches are all double crochet. You could certainly use a larger hook, and projects made with this should work up quickly.
We will be listing this yarn on Ravelry.com for the members who want to be able to identify it with their projects. It is available to buy in our store here.