Must confess....this Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool is THE WORST & FILTHIEST yarn I've ever had the displeasure of knitting. It's "chalk" in color. Maybe all colors of SW are just as filthy, but you just don't see the specks, debris and trash in it.
So as I knit along I have to stop at the appearance of each piece of s@#%, grab my tweezers, pluck it out carefully so as.not to completely ruin the strand. Which I'm willing to do for the sake of Pride-in-Product. (my DH asked , why bother? he doesn't get it)
Now you wanna hear the worst part??? The surface of the "fabric" looks clean and speck-free....but as I was knitting along outside in the sunshine (up here in the mountains on vacatio)n....lo and behold! hundreds upon hundreds of embedded specks became visible. (kinda like when you 'candle' an egg...the light shows the stuff inside the egg)
So I almost TORE OUT MY HAIR, and the knitting, too. But then here I am in an isolated mountain top with only this project to work on, and ballband dishcloths (which were Plan B if I finished the Pinnate before we come home).
I need this white cardigan by July 5...to wear with a black & white skirt.
So I'm continuing on with the Pinnate. If I get at least the body done by the time we come home...I'll wash/soak/block it using Unicorn Fibers "Power Scour" and see if those embedded specks either dissolve or surface.
Right now, inside our trailer or indoors, the embedded s@#% doesn't show.
At the same time, I called Knit Picks and ordered 7 balls of "Bare Merino Style Wool" which is cream/off-white/natural. If my Silky Wool Pinnate is a total trainwreck, I'll toss it in the first campfire I see, and re-knit the Pinnate.
If the Silky Wool Pinnate turns out okay....I'll use the Knit Picks Bare Merino Style Wool for another white sweater.
Just sayin'....I have my knitting troubles, too!