Did a little thrift shopping today found some Fleisher’s Yarn in Knitting worsted weight 4 oz per hank. It was $2.00 a hank and there was 6 hanks. So 12 dollars for 24 oz of virgin wool yarn. The colors are not my first choice by any means. That being said they should make a nice fall Thanksgiving or Halloween sweater with some color work in it. I have already rolled them into balls to make them useful with the help of my middle daughter as a yarn swift. Some day I will have a real yarn swift my kids would love that. I am going to use this yarn for the Icelandic Star sweater by Sarah Hoadley not sure who I am making it for me or my oldest daughter will see who it fits when done that will be the deciding factor. I may leave out the star part of the pattern ( the embroidery), lengthen the sleeves and change the color-work in other words I am just following the basic pattern and making it work with the yarn I have.
The colors are
- sort of dark peach color 486 4 oz ( the top left in picture)
- pumpkin color 487 12 oz ( this of course would have to be the main color as it has the most skeins)(top right)
- a sort of medium rust color ( medium dark brown) 488 4 oz. ( bottom right)
- a sort of dark burn umber color 402 4 oz. (dark brown)(bottom left) bad light in photo
Each hank was actually sorted into two skeins in side so each gave two 2 oz. balls of yarn. Other than being a little dusty it seams all good and well and fine. Since I am still new to knitting and usually would only collect vintage threads for crochet I am new to collecting vintage wool yarn. Would this amount of yarn be enough to make a small/medium sweater for an adult female ( ie. me). I guess I could fined other colors to mix with it such as cream or something liek that to make sure there was enough yarn to complete a project. The labels only gave the weight not the yardage so I have no idea how much yardage is in each hank.
the label had some care instructions on it so I thought I would post them here encase I loose the labels ( which they all still had complete skeins not partials). Also thought it might be useful info for someone else who has vintage woolens to take care of them.
- Hand wash, using lukewarm water and mild soap-flakes or a detergent recommended for woolens.
- Squeeze gently-always support garment in hands while washing. Do not wring.
- Rinse Several times in lukewarm water until every trace of soap is removed.
- Add a few drops of white vinegar to the last clear rinse water.
- Roll in Turkish towel to remove moisture. Unroll at once.
- Lay flat in original shap to dry-away from sun or heat