The question I am most often asked is ‘what yarn do you use?’ Since the answer to this question is so varied depending on what I am making, I’ve decided to start a new semi-regular Yarn Review series.
To kick off the series, today I will be reviewing the new Tina Tape yarn from Wool and The Gang
I’ve never used tape yarn before so I was very interested to see how it would work up, I’m also getting back into knitting after a bit of a break so I decided on the ‘Addicted To Love’ kit to try out. How gorgeous is this Quetzal Green!
I loved the silky feel of this yarn and was happy to see that it is made from fibre from sustainably sourced eucalyptus trees, is 100% vegan, uses no harmful chemicals and is processed in such a way that any water and solvents used in the manufacturing process are reused instead of ending up as pollution and waste.
I would say this yarn is more suitable for Spring/Summer garments with a feel somewhere between silk and linen. Even though we are in throes of Winter here in Australia I couldn’t wait to cast on and get a head start on my Spring wardrobe which is in dire need of updating.
I’m really enjoying knitting with Tina Tape, it works up very quickly, has beautiful stitch definition and the fabric has a lovely heavy drape to it. The only downside is that it has a tendency to twist as it comes off the ball. This drives me bonkers but it’s not really making a difference to my stitches so I’m learning to live with it.
I also received another ball of Tina Tape in the Eucalyptus Green colourway so I’ve had a little play with it in Tunisian crochet.
I’m still undecided what this will be yet but I think it will be a bag. The black yarn is dk cotton held doubled and worked in Tunisian Simple stitch and then I’ve worked the Tina Tape section in Tunisian Full stitch. How lush is that stitch definition!
Until next time
Disclosure: The kit featured in this post has been very generously gifted to me by Wool and the Gang in exchange for my honest appraisal. All opinions are my own and I only accept such offers if they are relevant to my readers and that I am happy to recommend.