Jackie Dillie is the winner of this sweater quantity of Brigantia in Scarlett! Congratulations, Jackie, and thanks to everyone for commenting! I’ll be doing more give aways in the future for sure, so if you’d like, subscribe to my blog (down the column to the right) and you’ll get notice of new posts right away. Happy Making!
“Scarlett” on STF Brigantia
I dyed this batch of STF Brigantia last week, in my wonderfully intense true-red colorway Scarlett. Brigantia is not a superwash yarn, so dyeing it takes a lot of attention and care. The water simply cannot reach a boil.
Well. I had a slight malfunction in my day this particular day, and the pot for this batch reached the boiling point for a bit. I blame this on a combination of my brain being scattered with the imminent move to my studio, getting sidetracked by who knows what, and the fact that the flame on the burner of this pot is somewhat hard to control and very easily gets too hot.
The yarn is not felted; it’s not even “fulled.” But it did get fuzzy in some places, and therefore it’s not something I feel comfortable selling. It’s completely knittable, and utterly wonderful, and the color is fantastic. You can tell from the photo that there’s really nothing wrong with it, but I think when you knit with it, you’ll notice some areas of the yarn are fuzzier. I don’t think it will make much difference, if any, to the knitted fabric. But, still. Not gonna sell it. And seriously? I have enough yarn around here already, it needs a better home.
My Mom took 3 skeins of the batch to make herself a sweater, and I have 3 more skeins here that I decided I’d give away to a lucky blog reader.
Brigantia is listed at 600 yards per skein, but it’s usually closer to 700 yards per skein. I mark my skeins to the lowest yardage I’ve ever encountered from the mill, to be sure that no customer ends up with less yarn than anticipated. Because that’s a total drag (the weights may be slightly off sometimes from what’s on the label, but the yardage should never be).
So, this lot is anywhere from 1,800 yards to 2,100 yards of yarn. Brigantia is a light DK weight (I’m knitting a sweater with it now and getting 23 stitches / 4 inches on Size 5 needles, and it’s a wonderful fabric).
If you’d like to win this sweater quantity of yarn, just leave me a comment on this post. What do you think you’d knit with this yarn?
I’ll pick a random winner sometime next week, when I next post to the blog (not sure when that will be, but I’ll post an update at the top of this post when I’ve drawn a winner, too). Also, I’m happy to ship this yarn anywhere (except, perhaps, Mars … not sure about the intergalactic postage rates 😉 ).
Happy Weekend! And wish me luck on my Grand Move. It’s gonna be crazy (it never seems like all that much stuff until you start trying to pack it up, does it?! Good grief, what a job I have ahead of me!).