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Millorchy tweed - my review

I received one of each colour of Kate Davies' new 4 ply yarn as part of my subscription to the West Highland Way club. They are such sweet wee balls! After I had finished up all the knitting I wanted to do before EYF I had 6 knitting days before I'm traveling, and I didn't want to leave a half finished project. I thought about knitting a pair of socks for Leon, which I could probably do, but at quite a risk of stressing my hands out. Then I decided to knit one square of the Shieling blanket.

Pre-blocking
Which I did. I'm glad i did, because I was thinking of buying a lot of this yarn for the oversized, colourwork Strathendrick jumper. I was also considering...just considering making this blanket just for the fun of it.

I knit the square, and decided "no" on all counts. The yarn is a singles, and once drifted apart in my hands while I was knitting - the whole piece is only 23 grams.

After a good soaking
grams, so i hope that's not an average. I didn't like the slightly thick and thin nature of the yarn. Blocking made a huge difference, but I still feel very lukewarm about this yarn. mainly, I think, looking at this swatch the colours all go rally well together. Really, really well. So well, that it just looks insipid to me. I'm glas I knit this square, it was a giant swatch. Now, what to do with it? Tiny couch cushion? Gigantic pin cushion. Miniature comfort blankie for those bad days at work? 

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