I like the tips, although I love a tip slightly more pointy and long, like a lace tip. The cable-to-shaft join is ok, I'd give it an 8 out of 10.
Nice nickle finish.
The best needle for the price - amazingly resonable!
This yarn is wonderful! Lorna's colorways plied with black, and with the added bonus of being thick and thin.I bought the Rockwell colorway - one I've been eyeing for a long time in the regular yarns. I may also purchase the Zombie BBQ - I don't normally like this colorway but it's got a very different effect in the Black Sheep. My plans for it are either a garment for my husband or a sofa blanket.
I'm making a market bag from the orange and black colors go SF Giants!!! The yarn is very easy to work with, splits a little, but don't they all? With some care and practice it is not any trouble. I always like that a yarn is in ball form so I don't have to wind it myself. It's nothing fancy, and I wouldn't think that I'd like this for a garment - but for a sturdy bag it's perfect!
I am knitting a seed stitch vest from this yarn that I found recently on the Classic Elite site. The yarn is weighty, of course,because of the silk 5% and bamboo 52%, but the superwash merino lightens it up and I'm sure this is what contributes to the softness. It will be a warm garment. I am in love with the jewel tones!
I have spent my afternoon reading through this book. As enticing as the patterns are, well illustrated with beautiful and clear photography, my first mission was to read about the designers and their heart-healthy tips. Included is a chapter on heart-healthy living. Tomorrow I'll be picking out the yarn for Jared Flood's mittens...!
I do love knitting with silk! This silk is softly spun which gives it a nice hand, but since it's a singles yarn, it fuzzes up much too easily. And winding it into balls is difficult - static electricity builds up so much that the yarn repels itself and pops away from the ballwinder. Best to try to wind so that 1 skein makes 2 balls of yarn.