Your kit contained a whole pile of goodies!
- A 500 yard skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Fingering in Icy Winterblue Awesomesauce, an exclusive color Tina dyed just for us!
- Two colors of Beads: 30 grams Size 8 glass seed beads (col A), 20 grams Size 8 glass seed beads (col B)
- A Dental Floss Threader, and Scrap Yarn in Two Colors (these are for the KAL, the scrap yarn in particular is important as it is smooth, more on that below!)
- A Double Sided Beading Bowl and 2 Locking Stitch Markers
- And for the 4th MKAL: Proper Sock, a superwash BFL“mini” from Propanicus Moon (a local Rochester, NY dyer with STUNNING colors!)
For those of you who have worked my patterns before you'll know what I say: You’ll need to choose a tough yarn that can handle the number of beads this project entails. Stay away from "fuzzy" yarns, single ply yarns, or yarns that have more than 5% silk or cashmere as they will pill quickly. I urge people to test their yarn by stringing 20 beads onto a length and wearing it around their wrist for a few days... you quickly know if your yarn isn't going to hold up to the abrasion of the beads!
superwash process. Why don't you compare the two yarns you got in your package? Do you see how different the BFL is in its superwash and non-superwash form? I think it's an interesting study in how superwashing changes a fiber.
One of the required materials for this design is scrap yarn and I quickly learned that it needed to be smooth scrap yarn as a fuzzy yarn could easily get tangled up with the long BFL fibers. So that is why you got those two small lengths of mercerized cotton yarn... please use those when the pattern called for scrap yarn! They will save you a headache! Promise!
Oh, and did any of you notice that the beading bowl fits in the tool tin I sent in December?????
For those of you not in the MClub, we are helping people choose supplies to knit Magnify along with us! You can join in by buying the pattern! First clue comes out April 1st : )!