Following on from the yarn I bought last week from Wool Warehouse, these are a few squares I have made to check the thickness. They have all been made on the Magic Butterfly Loom, 4 complete rows (8 strands) and give very different results.
Drops Lima white (1101) and grey blue (6235) 65% wool and 35% Alpaca.
A soft finish but with more body than just Alpaca, I used a piece of thin chenille for the centre of the daisy.
I am going to give this a whirl as a scarf, maybe use cross stitch knots for the body and then a daisy panel on each end.
Drops Alaska Light grey mix (03) 100% wool
This is an Aran weight and is still lovely to touch but is more substantial than the Lima. This would be great for a throw for your settee (especially useful at the moment) It is a very sturdy and would take a bit of rough and tumble.
This square is about 20g, the throw I have over my knees at the moment measures 1m x 1.6m – working on that ratio, 5 x 8 squares = 40 squares and I calculate you can get 5 squares out of 2 50g balls, which means you need 16 balls and a contrast to make one throw – this would cost less than £35.
Drops Alpaca Boucle Off White (0100) Light Old Pink (3250) 80% Alpaca, 15% wool 5% polymide
Soft, soft, soft – gorgeous to touch, but not my style, I afraid. The finish is not distinctive enough for me, it might be that I chose the wrong colours, or maybe it is that boucle is not my thing. I used the two colours on the right hand square and the white on the left hand, with blue contrast, which used a total of 30g for the two. For me this would be better being knitted with, however I am going to try and make some pompoms on the Medium Butterfly Loom, see how they turn out – might be mega fluffy?
As a positive, this really is a lovely soft, delicate and I guess warm finish so if boucle is something that appeals to you, this would be super as a summer pram blanket.
All looms are available on EBay