Queensland Collection Brisbane - Banggai Cardinalfish 39

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4 - Worsted / Aran
Machine Wash
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#39 Banggai Cardinalfish colorway is brown and natural taupe and grey.  The Grey has an every so slight green cast to it.  Very pretty.  Soft and elegant. Brisbane yarn is easy to work with. It is a heavy worsted working up to 4 to 4.5 sts per inch easily.  This is a great yarn for cold weather.   It is 100% wool and is washable.

This yarn is sold by the hank.  The group of 4 photographed is just to show the long color runs.

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  • Composition: 100% Superwash Wool
  • Weight: 100 g / 3.52 oz
  • Approx: 144 yds / 132 m
  • Size: [ 4 ] Worsted to [ 5 ] Bulky  
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  • See our gauge comments below.  
  • Knitting Machine: Silver Reed LK150 and Silver Reed SK155
  • Knitting Needle Size: US 9 - 10.75 / 5.5 - 7 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 4 - 4.5  sts = 1" / 16 - 18 sts = 4" (see swatch notes below)
  • Crochet Hook Size: G / 4.25 mm (7 / 4.50 mm, H / 5.00 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 16 sc = 4" (see swatch notes below)
  • Care: Machine Washable on GENTLE and Cold water.   Lay flat to dry.  Do not dry clean or tumble dry.

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This is a really nice wool to work with.  It has fun gentle color changes in rainbow-like stripes. Knits and crochets up easily.   I did 2 knitted swatches and a crochet swatch.  The ball band indicates a US 10 - US 11 needle.  This spans needles that measure 6mm to 8mm. 

My first knit test was using a 7mm (sometimes called  US 10.75) needle.  The end result was rather loose.  I like this loose drape for cowls.  But for garments or hats, the hand needs to be much firmer. The swatch for 16 sts was 4", which is 4 sts per inch. This is considered a heavy worsted or Aran weight.

For my second knit test, I grabbed a US 9 (5.5mm) needle.  The result of this swatch was quite nice.  Not too loose, nor too tight. The swatch for 16 sts came to 3.5", which is 4.5 sts per inch.  A perfect worsted weight gauge.  It has a soft feel, but pretty good body.  I'd recommend using a US 9 for hats, scarves and garments.   If the garments are quite long, consider using a US 8 needle. This gives the garment a firm feel. The garment will hold its shape well, and not drop as much as a really loosely formed stitch. 

My crochet sample was with a J (6mm) hook in a single crochet. I think I might be a bit of a tight crocheter.  Fabric was rather firm.   Ideal for longer garments and afghans that need to hold their shape.  Perhaps a K (7mm) hook would be good for hats and scarves, so fabric is a bit looser and softer. I cast on 20 single crochets, and my end result was not quite 5.25". This gave me 3.8 sts per inch. Fabric was thick.  Perfect for a warm afghan or even a jacket.