Last week I had to make a decision on which yarn to use for the Ashore Knit Along.
On the left is Malabrigo Rios, in the center is an avocado (kinda) Alpaca blend and on the right is Cascade 220 Superwash. I ended up going with Cascade because (1) I want something I can wear all the time during our two weeks of winter and (2) it’s the local high school color so everyone in town will love me when I wear it.
Laura has some weird swatching instructions for this one so I did it . . just as instructed . . you know me . . always following the rules! 🙂
There are short rows and the reverse stockinette is the right side so the little “rough” area near the top left are my short rows. I did them per Laura’s instructions but still may actually use German short rows when I’m working on the project.
Since Cascade 220 Superwash is . . well, superwash . . I decided to toss it in the washer and dryer with a load of jeans (bad Judy). That might have been a little rough treatment for even superwash yarn.
I wanted to see what it would do and now I won’t do it ever again. For superwash yarns, I usually soak them in the sink, roll them up in a big old towel, step on them to get all the water out and then toss them in the dryer on low til they’re damp, then block them. It’s a much kinder thing to do and it doesn’t take much effort. Sorry Superwash swatch . . I’m going to blame it on the meds I was taking last week! 🙂