This is scary scary yarn. It’s so … thin. Delicate. I put a strand of this across my finger, and I can’t tell it’s there.
I’ve embroidered with stuff thicker then this yarn.
Knitting with this is a disorienting experience – I can see the yarn, I can see the stitches, I can see the fabric, but if I close my eyes? Nothing. There’s no tension, no pull on the needles. No weight. My needles don’t click when I’m knitting with this yarn. I find myself holding my breath knitting this yarn, scared that breathing on it will blow the stitches away.
When I put this away last night and picked up my IHS, which is being knit in a perfectly respectable worsted weight wool, it felt in my hands like I was trying to knit with strands of cellulose sponge.
But it’s working. Be still my heart and remember to breath – I am knitting lace.
Minutiae: This is a four row snow drop pattern, with a one stitch garter stitch selvedge. I knit and shape on the right side, purl over the wrong side. 35 stitches on the needle. My eternal gratitude goes to the Yarn Harlot, whose chart for the pattern I am using.