What’s that? Another new Kidsilk Hazealike yarn from Rowan, “Kidsilk Error”???
Errrm, No 🙁
It’s me making a huge blunder in the sales.
I found myself at the John Lewis sale when the doors opened at 8:00am and dashed straight to the yarn department.
I was overjoyed to find that one of the “Kidsilks” was half price in the sale in lots of different colours.
I came home with several balls of Kidsilk Haze Glamour in these lovely colours…
Kidsilk Haze Glamour has small, subtle sequins studded through the yarn – I was full of plans of how to combine my new purchases with my existing Kidsilk Haze stash. Busily justifying the expense by telling myself how versatile it would be.
……….Then I entered the first colour into my Ravelry stash and it came up as worsted weight???
“That’s not right! Kidsilk Haze is Lace Weight??!!”, I scoffed.
Turns out, Kidsilk Haze Glamour IS worsted weight. Slap in between the Kidsilk Aura aran weight I have patterns for and the lace weight Kidsilk Haze.
*****Alert 4 Jan 2014*****
I have been advised that Ravelry was wrong and Kidsilk Glamour IS in fact the same gauge as Kidsilk Haze (Thanks Fiona)
Unfortunately – I had taken all the Glamour back the day before I heard this – I am in hell 🙁
A quick look on Ravelry showed quite limited pattern support – scarves, shawls and boleros mainly. (As an aside – does anyone knit boleros any more??! I am so over them now. There seems to be one in every new book of knitting designs – I suspect they are easy for the designers to throw together but I await the angry comments of the “Bolero Protectionist Party” to come flooding in 😉 )
I don’t need a dozen new sparkly scarves and I don’t have the time to work out how to combine it with my KSH stash so this goes down as a great blunder and will (mostly) be returned – which will help my bank balance at least. Maybe a couple of balls of the blue need to be stashed….
At least the trip wasn’t a complete loss – I did snuffle up some beautiful Red Rowan Drift and a pack of grey Alpaca Cotton too – I’ll be keeping these 🙂