Lipstick and Lace
"Lipstick" Variegated Yarn - Gull Lace Stitch
Last night I did a practice swatch for my Lipstick February Lady Sweater in the gull lace pattern. I'm almost done with the yoke portion of the sweater. I thought that the lace pattern might be too busy with the variegation of the yarn. I was right. Too much goin' on for my taste. I will probably continue the body of the sweater in garter stitch with a slipped stitch every inch or so to elongate the look....much like I used for my Mom's taupe sweater.
I've received SO many compliments on on this Lipstick WIP. People have been commenting here and on Ravelry about the colorway of this yarn. That's why I bought it. The different tones of red, pink and burgundy just drew me in. I think it looks like a handpainted custom wool.
It's Red Heart Super Saver....color: Lipstick. 244 yards for less than $3 per skein. It's not a colorway that I've seen often, so when I do see it, I snap up a few skeins. It is, however kinda' crunchy, since it is 100% virgin acrylic. In this hot weather it has been squeaking a bit on my needles. Once my FLS is knit up, I will work my magic on it and wash it in the machine using fabric softener only...no soap. I did this for my Mom's taupe sweater and it came out silky and soft.
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