If you bought a kit, okay. But if you tried to use the free pattern from Knitting Fever, be aware the pattern comes in many languages. You would be better to go to YouTube and find one of the many instructional tutorials there. This is my first scarf. When you put it down, the big loops have a tendency to fall off the needle. I finally wrapped the knitting needles with rubber bands and that seemed to work.
This is a nice yarn, feels good against the neck skin (as in neck warmer/scarf). However, the Composition Book Grey is not really gray. Put against a real gray, it takes on a purple tint. If you are trying for a real gray look, don't choose this one.
Wished I had started with 2 balls of this yarn before buying other colors. Had to wind one ball, it is full of slubs, very thick stretches with no twist, knots, even has foreign textures in it.... looks like weeds! The pull out but this is a little too natural for me! Also, even though I bought 2 skeins same dye color and same dye lot, the colors from one skein to another made it look like 2 different colorways. Would not buy this yarn again!
This beautiful yarn goes from a medium tight to looser twist, causing the yarn to vary in width(weight). The softness reminds me of velvet. The colors seem to fade into each other. The varied twist and color makes it fun to work with. Wish Jimmy carried more colors! I'll be buying more.
The name says it all... this yarn is a dream to work with! Soft, beautiful colors.... works up beautifully. One warning, if you happen to have some of the dye come off (bleed)onto your hands, this is an indication that the yarn was not rinsed well, not that it bleeds. I just make it a practice to swish the darker color skeins through some water with a little vinegar in it (enough so you can barely smell it) and then let it dry before you roll it. (This is a good procedure for any dark colored yarn as vinegar sets the color and helps to keep it from fading for many washings.)
Lots of great colors for this lovely yarn. Soft enough to wear next to the skin. We aware that, perhaps due to the tightness of the spin, the colors don't seem to go completely through. If you happen to split the yarn, you will have a lighter area in your pattern. Therefore, I would stick with the lighter colors to minimize this effect. Otherwise, one of my favorite yarns.
This is nice yarn to work with. However, if you are buying it for, as advertized, Megan's Ruffled Neck Warmer, the pattern calls for doubling the yarn. While the hand dying is pretty uniform, it means winding the skein into a ball, then rewinding again to get 2 even balls, then rewinding one of those balls to get them into the same color pattern. I solved this problem by buying 2 skeins and planning on making 2 warmers from the same color. Lots of beautiful colors, it handles well but is not quite as soft as Madelinetosh, perhaps due to the doubling, thus I rated it a 4.