Here’s what I came home with:
A full cone (500g) of pink yarn which appears to be 4ply. The label says “D. BRUNTON, DES. YARNS, DE-LUX, SHADE 9, DYE 3”
I did the bleach test on it and it was, as I suspected, acrylic. Not that I mind acrylic but it’s nice to know that I’m probably not going to ruin whatever I knit with it by washing it on the wrong cycle.
I haven’t decided what I’m going to knit with it yet and pink isn’t a colour I would normally wear but for only £2.95 I couldn’t pass it by.
650g of a light blue synthetic yarn for £3.50. I didn’t need to do the bleach test on this one, I could tell just from looking at it that this definitely has no wool in it. In fact, after I got it home and had a proper look at it I wished I hadn’t bought it. I remember trying to knit a similar yarn without any success. Maybe this one will knit up better.
I have a Knit Radar pattern for a cap sleeved top and I was thinking I might try a tuck lace stitch pattern.
60g of a random green 4ply for £1. When I saw it I thought “socks” but it wasn’t until I got it home and read the label properly that I realised it’s courtelle/nylon which probably isn’t the best yarn to use for socks.
That’s all I bought, I didn’t go to any more shops after I’d bought it, I just went straight home. I shouldn’t really have bought any of it – that money was supposed to be for food. Oh well, jam and bread’s not that bad, is it?
Talk to you later,