The long awaited yarn came yesterday!
Included in my package was a skein
of varigated green single strand lace-weight Evilla yarn. It was part of a trade in exchange for Socks that Rock yarn. Thanks Vivian.
Natalja asked how I like the Kauni yarn.
Well, not only do I like the colors, I even like the feel of the knitted fabric. It’s a light and soft fabric the suits my taste, but that’s my opinion. I’m not quite so particular about how soft my wool is, especially if it’s used to make a cardigan or pullover that will be worn over a shirt.
One thing that I’ve noticed about Kauni is that it can get very thin in spots. I do wish it was more consistent in thickness.
Natalja, I’m sorry to hear that it’s hard to get some North American yarns over there. This last fall I was in Barcelona and stopped by Persones Llanas. They had Lorna’s Laces.
Evilla yarn doesn’t seem quite as soft as Kauni but maybe it will get softer once it’s been washed.
June mentioned Nancy Roberts’ dye technique. I saw her article in Spin Off and immediately though of Kauni. Now that I’ve had a chance to look more closely at Kauni, I’m not sure how well Nancy’s technique would work as a way to duplicate Kauni. She paints a knitted piece of fabric with dye. Wouldn’t that leave white spots if the the dye didn’t soak in well? Kauni, on the other hand, is probably spun from dyed wool. It’s as if the the subtle transitions from one color to the next flows so smoothly because of how the yarn is spun. These transition spots are like a marled/heathered yarn, similar to some Shetland yarns I’ve used. That’s why I mentioned that duplicating this yarn would be a good dye + spin + knit project.