Brand : Nako (Turkey)
Weight: DK, 100g=550m
Fibers: 80% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 10% Mohair
Gauge: 10x10cm=21x28 stc
Needle Size: 3.5 - 4mm
Hook size: 4.0 mm
Machine wash, 30 C
Price: 2,5 Euros per skein (100gr)
(Image taken for web)
I love self striping yarn. Most of all, because you no matter how much you plan that the stripes will turn out, you always get surprised from the pattern.
Swatch No.1-Crochet Beret , Hook No.3
At first, to test the stripes I started crocheting a beret hat, that turned out to be the worst idea ever.This yarn (like most of multicolored yarns) is not meant to be crocheted. The color change looks very bad and very unnatural. The finished project looks overly colorful and the colors doesn't seem to much when they are crocheted.
Then I had to rip it of because I had no use of it. It is good that I stopped crocheting at the middle of the project because ripping was totally a failure. It couldn't be done. Then again, when you are working with mohair of mohair blends these things happen, so it was expected.
Swatch No.2-Knitted Scarf, Needle size 3mm (Regilar/Straight knitting)
Because I didn't like the colors of the crocheted beret I didn't know what to do with this yarn anymore. It is a good thing that I thought that it can always be used as a knitted scarf. I couldn't be more right. As you can see from the picture, the colors changed perfectly, and the colors combine very well, and the pink color seems to cheer up and brighten up stripes.
the label suggested that you should use 3.5 - 4 mm needle size but for me the best choice was 3 mm and I am not a tight knitter, but I don't want my stitches to look loose.
Swatch No.3 -knitted Beanie, Needle size 3mm (Knitting with circular needles)
Even better choice. I and pain in my fingers knitting this one but worth every second of it. The finished product looks professional and I love it like no other hat before.More pictures here.
The color change looks perfect. I specially like the stripe-circles on the top.
I am very satisfied form the wear of this yarn. After more than a year, it still looks like the first day I wore it. I just wish for the same quality of yarn, but more thick so I can knit it easily and fast.