I tried knitting with the blue yarn that I bought yesterday. Oh my goodness, it was terrible.
I tried doing a tuck stitch pattern with punchcard number one and was fighting with the carriage all the way.
Then I tried knitting knitting it on every other needle, this time using punchcard number two, still in tuck stitch but it was just as bad.
I thought it might have been because the tension was too tight, I had started at tension 7. I tried moving it up one number at a time but even at tension ten it was having none of it. I’m sure this is 4ply so it should have been alright. I think the problem is that there’s no stretch in it whatsoever. I remember having the same problem with a similar type of yarn once before and I ended up throwing it all away.
I’m going to have a go at knitting it on the Bond but I’m not expecting the results to be any better.
The only other thing I can think to do with it is use it as the weaving yarn in knit weaving.
I could even get the weavemaster out again – it hasn’t seen the light of day for a long time. I don’t know what I would make though (and I’m still waiting for Billy to get round to making the second bracket for it so I can attach it to the knitting machine)).
I wish I’d never bought that yarn.