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Mar

I will be using HK's gossamer merino for my Wedding Ring shawl. Lark's article is really invaluable though. I was sorely tempted by the silk but in the long run, I wanted something with a bit more loft to it.

I don't see myself knitting anything but shawls for the next year. I'm doing the Melanie now and I have a number of Sharon's shawls, plus a design I'm working on for my own handspun. Will we all ever make sweaters again?

Zooks

k, I am working on the Wedding Ring Shawl using Sharon's gossamer silk. My "step down in intensity" project is a shawl using Skacel's merino laceweight so I have a nice compare/contrast going on despite the thicker nature of the merino.

The silk is smooth and slick and cool to the touch and I haven't had any problems getting the stitches to move over the join on my Inox needles. Also, I am very pleased with the drape -- such that it is through row 45 of the center section. I won't hesitate to use Sharon's silk for another project (and have stashed away another cone just for that purpose).

The Treenaway caught my eye too!

k

Mar, the "loft" factor was one of the reasons I chose the merino for Princess -- since it had been a long time since I'd worked lace this fine, I wanted that to help things out in the end.

But I was sorely tempted when I touched the gossamer silk. I think after working Princess, I'll be up to the silk. I hope.

Zooks, I'm pleased to hear you're using it and enjoying it. I'm a little intimidated by the silk, so I'm glad to hear of good experiences with it.

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