I mentioned earlier about being in an email conversation with a designer. She was giving me advice about making scarves and suggested I try her pattern. I was actually looking for a double bed pattern, more scarf like, and I had no idea if I had one ply yarn, but why not? LOL.
This is a large cone I have, bought at Spinrite. The label says "Spinrite, 2/24, Mic Acr Wl, Khaki/black, Wrk 06707 July 99" and I'm interpreting it as microfiber acrylic and wool. Not so sure about the "Khaki" as it seems grey to me. The 2/24 is the size of the yarn. I used Singer card 11, and T2 instead of T3. It just seemed too loose at T3 and the tuck pattern didn't seem to stand out. Now that it's done, I probably could have stuck with T3, which most likely would have gotten me the same size as the pattern---mine is 16 1/2" x 59". I did 1000 rows, which is almost 100 rows more than the pattern, but it's 3 inches shorter. I would have preferred it to be at least those 3" longer, too! It's going to end up being a shoulder wrap, not a "toss around and over" stole. It can also double as a lap blanket.
I really didn't think the tuck was going to show up. On the knit side, you really don't see much. Now that it's rested, washed, steamed, pressed, etc, I'm quite pleased at how it shows up. Subtle. This yarn, and pattern (but much narrower) would actually make a nice man's dress scarf. I worried that it would be too manly--this combination of grey and non-lace--but have you ever seen a man wear a stole? It's a huge cone though, and I think the next one will indeed be a lacey option. I think grey is a great neutral colour that can be both casual and dressy.
Yarn In: 10 905gr
Yarn Out: 9902gr + 107gr = 10 009gr
Balance: 896gr more In than Out
Costs: $192.71/120 days = $1.61/day